Des Moines's premier mud run & obstacle course

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HARD CHARGE is heading to Des Moines with a 4-mile obstacle mission and fleet of TV cameras. The event is benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at University of Iowa Children's Hospital.


Wanna compete on the only OCR TV series? Sign up early to secure a spot in the CHARGE for Glory heats, starting at 8:30 a.m. Or, sign up individually or as a team for the CHARGE for Fun heats, which kick off at 10:00. And you can always have good, clean fun as a volunteer on our CHARGE Crew!


HARD CHARGE events are 4-5 miles of obstacles, mud and mayhem. Each course is designed to challenge every fitness level and get you pumped up for the awesome post-race party at CHARGER Village - complete with food, fun and one free beer for CHARGERS 21+. When the dust has settled and the mud has dried, you'll already be looking forward to taking on your next HARD CHARGE mission!

Charge for Fun!

It's time to put it all out there. Give it everything you've got and compete on TV on a timed and marshaled HARD CHARGE course. Awards will be given to the top 5 male and female finishers in each age division. Best of all, CHARGE for Glory heats are smaller for minimal congestion and wait times at obstacles.


Charge for Fun!

Fire up for a fun and intense HARD CHARGE course. Tackle it on your own or build a team of your best buds and have a blast helping each other complete the mission together. These heats aren't timed and no worries if you can't make it through an obstacle - there are plenty more waiting to be conquered!

Special Event Heats:

Charge for Fun!

Ok, ok...we heard you loud & clear. Now’s your chance to destroy a HARD CHARGE course & earn your braggin rights. If you’re ages 14-17, sign up for the CHARGE for Fun Teen heat. You’ll kill the same course & tackle all the obstacles as the top HARD CHARGE competitors on the TV show. Legal guardian required at packet pickup, no exceptions. *Anyone 14 & up is allowed to run this heat. If you choose to run with your teen, it must be in this heat.

Charge for Fun!

Let em get muddy! HARD CHARGE is presenting a special course for some of our biggest fans – the kidz. The CHARGE for Fun Kidz heat is designed for our CHARGERS ages 5-13. This special course a mile or less & features some of the same obstacles as the CHARGE for Fun & CHARGE for Glory course...and lots of mud. It’s the perfect opportunity for the entire family to get in on the fun of HARD CHARGE & do something active. Legal guardian is required to be present at packet pickup, no exceptions. Limited spots are available, so get your kidz signed up!


Pricing Schedule: 

Price Valid Until




Midnight on May 15, 2014 (cst)




Midnight on July 2, 2014 (cst)




Registration closes 11:45PM July 30, 2014

Registration Ends: 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:45pm

Insurance Fee: 

Every CHARGER is also required to pay $12 for insurance.

Parking Information: 

Onsite parking fee of $10.



Cownie Sports Complex
2600 Hartford Ave
50320 Des Moines, IA
United States
41° 33' 58.5288" N, 93° 33' 55.764" W

Course Map*: 


*Obstacles and map may change if we feel like it - because we can

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Distance from Major Cities: 

Cedar Rapids, IA130 Miles
Kansas City, MO195 Miles
Omaha, NE140 Miles