The Prairie Sludge Trudge Returns August 4th

Registration is now open for the 7th annual Prairie Sludge Trudge at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island on Saturday, August 4th!

All the mud, muck and mayhem of the Prairie Sludge Trudge, Stuhr Museum’s popular adventure run, returns on Saturday, August 4th and we want you to take part. The race begins at 8 a.m. with the gates opening at 6:30.

If you've run the course in the past you know the Prairie Sludge Trudge is both challenging and fun, a course that combines the unrelenting obstacles of the prairie with the fun and goofy sensibilities of an adventure run. Runners can choose a 5K or 10K run that throws them over hay bales, across the Wood River, through tall grass and wetlands and eventually over a giant pile of mud. Runners will be scratched up and covered in mud by the end, but will earn a sense of pride in enduring all the prairie has to offer. All proceeds from this run benefit Stuhr Museum and this year’s course features a different race course, a fun staging area and much more.

The cost for the race (which includes a T-shirt and commemorative glass) is:

Prior to July 15th
5K - $35
10K - $40

After July 15th (no T-shirt size guarantee)
5K - $40
10K - $45

This is the seventh year for the event which drew over 400 runners last year. This run is recommended for those 10 and up, though many families have run it together in previous years. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information give us a call at (308) 385-5316 or log onto