About the Irvine Lake Mud Run Team!

Paul Rudman

“Chairman of the Mud”
Executive Race Director & Course Designer 

Paul has rightfully earned the title of “Chairman of the Mud” from his peers in the running community. His ten plus years of running, organizing, and designing mud runs gives him the knowledge to plan and execute the mud run experience of a lifetime. Paul finished the nine day epic adventure the Eco Challenge, something many attempted and fell short of the finish line. An avid marathon runner and rugby player for over 25 years, Paul has raced in 16 Los Angeles Marathons as well as the  NYC Marathon. Additionally Paul has run in 50 & 100 mile trail runs. In 2000 he was the race course designer for Mike Bone at the 1st ever Catalina Adventure Challenge and has designed numerous other race courses. Paul’s mission is to spread awareness about environmental issues at Eco Fun Challenge through a fun and entertaining race and festival. Paul is the proud father of two daughters.

Email Paul if you have any mud run questions, he is here to answer your questions paul@ecofunchallenge.com

Eric Grubb

Finance and Administration 

Eric “Grubby” Grubb is the Finance and Admin guy. Having started his race experience in Triathlons over a dozen years ago, Grubby has done a bunch of tris up to the Half Iron Man distance. Doing a trade off for a free entry in exchange for working as staff on another event got him into the production side of Multi-Sport Events. Completing half a dozen Marathons, and countless halfs and other distances, his experience as a competitor brings a keen eye to what race participants want. He has raised tens of thousands of dollars individually in multi day long distance bike rides that have taken him thousands of miles through more than 11 states, he is a huge asset in realizing Eco Fun Challenge, LLC’s commitment to the  fund raising goals for beneficiary charities. And he’s passionate about the cause as well. With a love for travel he has cycled in six different countries on three continents. Heading up company sports teams from basketball, to softball to canoeing, and a having been a former captain of a masters swim team, sports management is a part of who he is. With a specialty in starting line and finish line management as well as an expert in registration administration, you can be assured of a top notch event that will run smoothly and on time. He’s especially pleased that his long term nick name is uniquely appropriate for a Mud Run!

Email Eric if you have any mud run questions  grubby@ecofunchallenge.com

Pete Rasmussen

Event Construction & Logistics Coordinator 

Pete manages the research, development and execution of the “nuts and bolts” of the Eco Fun Challenge including construction of all of our unique obstacles, trenches, mud pits, shower systems, in addition to our sound and beer garden. He is a second generation master craftsman carpenter and owns a large cabinet company in So Cal that has built the cabinetry for many of California’s top movie theater chains. Pete has constructed a number of outside projects including; special event build outs, skateboard half pipes, custom wood structures, and even a lighthouse to name a few. Proud of his Danish decent, Pete also holds the title of “Official Beer Garden Taster, Buyer and Host.” For supplier inquiries or obstacle ideas email pete@ecofunchallenge.com


Irvine Lake Mud Run - Summer of Mud Saturday, June 15, 2019



Please check back for updated wave times.

  • 10AM - TIMED TEAMS 64%
  • 11AM - Non-Timed Individ. 48%
  • NOON - Non Timed Teams 86%
  • 12:30PM - KIDS MUD PUDDLES 28%
  • 1:00 pm Untimed Teams and Individuals 14%

Any category that is 100% full cannot be REGISTERED into at the current price level, as it is sold out for the current price tier. Spaces will become available at the next price tier until sold out.This table is UPDATED periodically and any category may be closed without notice due to varying registration patterns. Race numbers/bibs will be given out in your packet that will be coded for each wave starting time. Every participant MUST wear this to enter the starting line area. Anyone without the race number/bib for their wave time will not be allowed into the starting line queue.

If you are wanting to join a team that is in a full wave, you have the option of moving the existing team members to one of the open waves, or waiting until space becomes available at the nest price tier. If you add to a team at a different time, this will be treated as a new separate team and you will be assigned wave bib numbers base on this and will not be participating with the rest of the team. To move the team time, the Team Captain will contact customercare@ecofunchallenge.com.