FAQs – All Challenges

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Do you have a Charity Partner?

Yes. We work with several Charity Partners that focus on assisting the families of Navy SEALs. Learn more HERE.

Will there be food vendors?

Yes. Exactly what will be available depends on the specific Bone Fog Challenge. Check the FAQs for each Bone Frog Challenge for details.

Will there be professional photographers for the event?

Yes. Professional photos of the event will be available shortly following the weekend. You are encouraged to take personal photos and post them to Facebook for all to enjoy. Most Bone Frog Challenges include awards for the best posted photos.

Is there a charge for parking?

That depends on the venue. Check the FAQs for each Bone Frog Challenge.

Can spectators enjoy the after party?


When does the party start?

It’s called an “after party” for a reason. It occurs after all heats are completed. Participants are welcome to enjoy themselves however and whenever they like, but if you are intoxicated, you will not be allowed to run the course. Anyone deemed too intoxicated to conduct themselves appropriately at any time will be removed from the premises.

Is the event timed?

Yes. The Bone Frog Challenge is just that – a challenge. While it is not meant to be a race in the purest sense of the word, we understand that many athletes appreciate having an official time.

Do I need a spectator pass?

A spectator pass is required for everyone 10 year old and older. Your pass is included in your event registration. Passes cost $5 if ordered online before the event or $10 at the gate. If you would like to come out and watch for free and be part of the event, please see our Team Bone Frog page to learn about being one of our motivated volunteers. Volunteers receive free admission and can earn a 50% off coupon for a future Bone Frog Challenge.

Why do I have to pay a $15 insurance fee?

This insurance covers you for medical expenses should you be injured during the event. Everyone is required to pay for this coverage, regardless of your own health insurance status.

What does my race entry fee include?

The race entry fee includes timed race entry, a spectator pass for the entire weekend, elite sweat-wicking tee shirt, after party, and one free beer (for participants 21 years or over).

Can I cancel after I have registered?

Sure. You just can’t get a refund. All entries are non-refundable. The only exception to this policy is military with orders out of the area. Email us from our contact page and we will quickly respond with what is required.

Is the race registration transferable?

Registration is non-transferable.

Do you offer military discounts?

Yes! Not surprisingly, we have a great respect for others who serve and a deep understanding of the financial challenges facing many members of the military. The Bone Frog Challenge is proud to offer a $40 discount for active duty military with proper ID. Participants who register as military and fail to produce proper ID will be charged a $65 penalty fee. This is not the event to lie about your military status.

Do you offer group discounts?

No. Our goal is to put on an outstanding event with the fewest technical complications possible. This helps keep registration simple and allows us to focus our efforts on the actual event.

On the plus side, we do run social promotions leading up to each Bone Frog Challenge. Many of these social promotions target teams for special awards.

What is the minimum age requirement?

You must be at least 16 years old on the day of the race to participate in the event. We also offer a complimentary kids area, complete with mud pit and scaled down obstacles that the little ones can enjoy with adult supervision. This area is recommended for children ages 4-12. No additional registration is required and the kids area will be open all day. Children under 10 are free and do not require a spectator pass.

Is there an after party?

Absolutely! Always! At every Bone Frog Challenge! While we do not believe that the “after party” should be the focus of the day, we have always subscribed to the “work hard, play hard” mentality. We have planned and executed literally hundreds of combat missions – no one can plan like we do! From awesome music and plenty of bathrooms to enough first-aid stations and great food, your experience with the Bone Frog Challenge will be one that you will remember and cherish for years to come.

Is this just another mud race?

NO! The mud-run/obstacle/adventure race industry has split into two distinct categories: 1) the mass of ~5K events with a handful of obstacles and 2) true tests of fitness, stamina and teamwork (such as the Tough Mudder/Super Spartan/Spartan Beast). The latter category is where the Bone Frog Challenge resides, with at least 36 military-style obstacles placed approximately every ¼ mile on courses ranging 9-12 miles in distance. You must be functionally fit to succeed. Our experience with functional fitness, obstacle courses, challenge and motivation enabled us to produce an event that goes above and beyond those in existence. As Navy SEALs, we know what tough is – and we don’t mean Harvard.

What is a Bone Frog?

The Bone Frog is the unofficial mascot for the current generation of Navy SEALs that carry out our nation’s most difficult and dangerous missions around the world. The origins date back to before Navy SEALs had been created. Our predecessors were the men of the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) that served so courageously in WWII, Korea and through Vietnam. These heroes were known as “UDT Frogmen” due to their incredible abilities to work in and around the water while battling fierce opposition. During Vietnam, these UDT Frogmen transitioned to Navy SEALs and the UDT were phased out. As a result of the great respect current SEALs have for our forefathers, we still prefer to be known as “Frogmen.” The Bone Frog has come to represent today’s SEALs who have brought warfare to an entirely new level in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Many of our current warriors have some rendition of the Bone Frog tattooed on their bodies – it means that much.