Here's Mud in Your Eye!

Welcome to the tenth annual MettleEvents.com Mud in Your Eye Cross Country Series. This is a Chronotrack timed three race cross country series held at three classic cross country venues in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Norfolk.

New this year!

We've scheduled all of our race dates on Sundays to more easily mesh with your racing calendar. We've also replaced the Bells Mill Park venue with an exciting venue on the Peninsula. Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News is the home XC venue for Christopher Newport University.

The series culminates in a festive post race party where participants pre-registered for all three events will receive a guaranteed custom race premium.

2016 Race Photos

Mud in Your Eye #1

Mud in Your Eye #2

Mud in Your Eye #3

2017 Schedule

  • 8january

    Race #1
    The opening race in the series is at Mt Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. The 5K course at Mt Trashmore winds over two challenging hills and around the grounds.
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  • 15january

    Race #2
    The second race is a 6K at our NEW VENUE on the grounds of historic Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News, and home to CNU XC and 2017 Colonial Athletic Conference XC meet.
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  • 29january

    Race #3
    The series culminates in a great 8K run on the forested grounds of Virginia Wesleyan College.
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Series Details

Age Groups: Series Awards given to top three Male & Female overall and in each age group will receive an award. (13 and under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-69, 60 and over.) Awards will also be given for Middle of the Pack, Oldest/ Youngest, Back of the Pack, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Co-ed Team Awards and top Male, Female and Co-ed Parent/Child teams.

Co-Ed Team Competition: Teams of 5 to 7 accepted. Team members must enter all three events prior to the first race. Teams will be scored based on the top five placing at each series event. The team with the lowest cumulative placing for the series will win. Co-ed teams must have at least two scoring women at each race.

Parent/Child team competition: Parent/child team competition. Parent/child teams must pre-register for the series prior to first race. Awards will be given to the top male, female and co-ed parent/child teams with the lowest cumulative placing for the series. This should be big fun, so rally up moms, dads, sons and daughters!!