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Bakersfield Volkslauf

The Bakersfield Volkslauf is a tried and true classic right here in town. It is hands down one of the best mud runs out there.
If you have done it before now is your chance to experience it with a fun team to help push, pull, or cheer you over the obstacles. 


If you have never done the Volkslauf, now is definitely the time! There is plenty of time to train. The weather is great and it always has a great turn out. 


We can sign up as a team to do the 10 K or we can sign up individually to do the 5K. I have not signed up yet, waiting to see which race people want to run. Either way, the team will run together! Teamwork and fun are what it's all about! 

Follow this link for sign up information. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volkslauf-the-ultimate-challenge-2014-registration-11662552007?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NTkxNzE5My9zb2xvaG9wcGVyQGdtYWlsLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage&nomo=1#

Comment below whether you are up for 5K or 10K! 


The cost is $60 and  prices go up after August 31, 2014.

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  • Gre C.

    So for those of you who were not able to meet at the pre- meetup, here are the details. They will have some mud and dust reduction, just not as much as in previous years due to drought conditions. They will however be substituting clean, shipped in sand to keep it tough.
    We have decided to meet at my house which is relatively close to the field and carpool from there.
    We will meet at 7:00 am, and leave by 7:10 am so we have plenty of time to get there, get our registrations and get ready to roll! My address is 8919 Cripple Creek Ave. , 93312. http://www.mapquest.com/#d[masked]bdda3dfa1d5d1090

    I recommend wearing something to cover knees and elbows and tight fitting clothing. I don't recommend tape on the shoes, it doesn't help. Just wear good fitting shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. I have never had to throw mine away. See you all then!

    September 30, 2014

    • Bradley T.

      Hope to see everyone there at volkslauf. I'll be assisting on the obstacle course most likely "Stairway to Heaven" . See you There , I'll be taking pics/video so if you guys mess up or do something embarrassing I can put it on YouTube for u.

      1 · October 9, 2014

  • Bradley T.

    Did u see on news there not using any water so no mud.

    September 11, 2014

    • Gre C.

      OMG, Because of the drought? I hadn't heard that yet!!

      September 12, 2014

    • Bradley T.

      Ya they said they would use alternative o mud but didn't clarify what it would be.

      September 12, 2014

  • Trini S.

    Gre, do I need to register under anything specific?

    September 4, 2014

    • Gre C.

      No just individual. Teams are only for 10k and we are doing the 5k.

      September 4, 2014

  • Rachael S.

    Sadly I wont' be able to do this race anymore, I'm going to be out of town that weekend :( hope you all have a great time though!

    1 · September 4, 2014

    • Gre C.

      You will be missed with your bad ass self!

      1 · September 4, 2014

  • Gre C.

    Hi everyone, It looks like we have a great group! I am going to schedule an informal meeting for later this month so we can all meet and sort out the details of meeting up for the morning of the run.

    September 3, 2014

  • Cisco P.

    My buddy and I registered for the 5k at 11:57pm. talf about calling close.

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Samantha

    Trying to register last minute before the price goes up (because that's how I roll) and it doesn't seem to be processing my registration. Yikes! Hope I can get it sorted out!

    August 31, 2014

    • Gre C.

      Good luck! Keep trying!! Events.com is usually pretty good and if it doesn't go through maybe you can email them and try to get the price tomorrow.

      August 31, 2014

  • Samantha

    What all is included in the registration? It doesn't say on the website. Do you get a tshirt? Finishers medals?

    August 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's usually a shirt and a meal card - it has dots on it that they mark off for food and drinks

      2 · August 25, 2014

    • Gre C.

      Thanks Cynthia! I couldn't remember, I do so many of these things they start to blur!

      August 25, 2014

  • Samantha

    I might be able to do this. My question though, is what kind of training would be involved? I'm currently training for a half marathon in November.

    1 · August 22, 2014

    • Gre C.

      I would just say add a bit of upper body training but u don't have to get crazy. Its not as hard as it sounds! Its quite fun in fact

      August 23, 2014

    • Samantha

      Ok sounds good. I'll have to see if I can swing the reg few :)

      1 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This year I'll be a spectator with my daughters while we cheer on daddy :)

    July 21, 2014

    • Gre C.

      You should do it!! It's fun :-) Will he be running with us?

      July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've done it twice already :) He'll be doing the 10k, he likes to run this one on his own since he is trying to get his time down every year :)

      1 · August 4, 2014

  • John

    Oh geez, it costs over $60??

    1 · July 2, 2014

    • Gre C.

      Unfortunately the sooner you sign up the cheaper it is, but it is worth every penny!

      July 3, 2014

  • Julie S.

    I am really going to try and do this.. our anniversary is Oct 13th and we might be doing something that weekend. But if our reservations come through for the first weekend, then I am in! I will know soon!

    1 · June 27, 2014

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