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YMCA Mess Fest

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Join us for the inaugural Y Mess Fest!

At Y Mess Fest, we don’t want you to clean up your mess—we want you to make one! Our 2-mile obstacle course is packed with fun activities where you’ll walk or run through all kinds of nature-made and human-made messes like dirt, mud, goop, shaving cream, and even biodegradable glitter. Not only will you have a blast strengthening your body and clearing your mind, you’ll also be making collaborative art with your fellow racers as you have a blast getting gross and grimy. Join us at Camp DayCroix in Hudson, WI for this one-of-a-kind mess-a-palooza to shake off the winter blues.

Discounts add remove
  • 1 racer - $39
  • 2 racers - $35.10 / per person 10% off
  • 3+ racers - $33.15 / per person 15% off

Who Can Participate?

  • Kids Ages 5-6: Racing with registered partner age 13+
  • Kids Ages 7-17: Racing solo, or with other registered kid(s) and/or adults
  • Adults Racing w/ Kids ages 5-17 (All Must Be Registered)

Choose your time between 11:00am - 4:00pm for our Inaugural Y MESS FEST!

What to wear / bring:

  • Clothes & shoes you won't mind getting messy.


  • Towel or something to wipe/dry off with
  • Change of clothes for your ride home

Aside from a great time and bragging rights that you completed the event, you'll get…

  • Challenging course with kid-friendly messes and obstacles
  • Collaborative art project
  • Swag & experience giveaways
  • Finisher's medal

Everyone's times will vary - we encourage you to experience it at a pace that will uplift and challenge you! The average times to complete the course are listed below.

  • Runners – 20 to 30 Minutes
  • Hikers – 30 to 45 Minutes