Do you have a Charity Partner?
Yes. We work with the UDT/SEAL Association, who stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) support personnel, and their spouses and children. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW veterans. Their work is focused on three key areas: family services and command support, educational programs, and legacy activities. Their mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. You can help us help them by donating or setting up your own fundraising page when you register. In Active.com (our registration platform) look for "SEAL Veterans Association" which is the charity to choose when donating. Thank you!
Will there be food vendors?
Yes. Exactly what will be available depends on the specific BONEFROG, but we would not leave you hungry after something like this!
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!
Is there a charge for parking?
Yes, there is a charge for parking. Passenger vehicles are $10 each, and oversize vehicles are $20 each. (Cash Only)
Do I need a spectator pass?
Yes. The Spectator fee is $10 if you register online before race day, and $15 on race day for everyone age 13 and over. We want your family, friends and loved ones to celebrate your accomplishment with you! (A signed waiver is required.)
Can spectators enjoy the after party?
Is the event timed?
Yes. BONEFROG 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. The timing results from our races can be found on the New England Timing website, www.ne-timing.com
What does my race entry fee include?
The race entry fee includes Event Admission, Timed Race Entry, Finisher Medal, Finisher T-shirt, Rockin After Party, Free Photography, and Mud in your pants!
Why do I have to pay a $15 insurance fee?
This insurance helps with medical expenses should you be injured during the event. Everyone is required to pay for this coverage, regardless of your own health insurance status. This entitles all BONEFROG racers to a $750 deductible should they be injured during the race.
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. You do have two other options. You can transfer your registration to one of our other events within the next 12 months, or you can transfer your registration to someone else. Both of these options will incur a transfer fee. Requests for transfers will only be honored for 30 days after the race.They may also incur admin and insurance fees. Email us from our Contact page and we will quickly respond with what is required.
Is the race registration transferable?
Yes, you can transfer your registration to one of our other events within the next 12 months, or you can transfer your registration to someone else. Both of these options will incur a transfer fee. Requests for transfers received up to one week prior to the race you are registered for will be charged a $20 transfer fee. Requests for transfers received less than one week prior to the race, on race day, or after the race will be charged a $25 transfer fee. Requests for transfers will only be honored for 30 days after the race. Email us from our Contact page and we will quickly respond with what is required.
Do you offer group discounts?
Navy SEALs never work alone and neither should you! We offer a Corporate Discount to groups of 10 or more people when they sign up together. Send a list of the 10 people using the code to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility. (All 10 racers must be registered by race day or team faces penalty charge)
What is the minimum age requirement?
You must be at least 14 years old on the day of the race to participate in the event. We also offer a Kids Course, complete with mud pit and scaled down obstacles that the little ones can enjoy with adult supervision. This area is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm and recommended for children ages 3-13. You can register online prior to the race or sign the kids up at the race.
Is there an after party?
Absolutely! 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 BONEFROG resides, with at least 30 Navy SEAL-style obstacles placed approximately every ¼ mile on courses ranging 3-11 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 BONEFROG?
BONEFROG 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 BONEFROG 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 BONEFROG tattooed on their bodies – it means that much.
Can I Volunteer at your races?
Yes! We love our Volunteers! You can sign up to Volunteer on each race's event page.
Volunteer for course set-up one half day from Saturday to Friday, during the week preceding the race, and receive one free Sprint race registration, which can be used for the current race or any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for course set-up one full day (or two half days) from Saturday to Friday, during the week preceding the race and receive one free Challenge race registration, which can be used for the current race, or any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for course set-up for two full days (or four half days) Saturday to Friday, during the week preceding the race and receive one free TIER-1 registration, which can be used for the current race, or any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for a half day on Saturday (race day) and receive one free Sprint race registration, which can be used at that race or any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for one full day (or two half days) on Saturday (race day) and receive one free Challenge registration which can be used at any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for a half day on Sunday (day after the race) and receive one free Sprint registration which can be used at any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for one full day (or two half days) on Sunday (day after the race) and receive one free Challenge registration which can be used at any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer for three full days and receive one free Endurance registration which can be used at any of our events within the next 12 months.
Volunteer shift hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00pm to 5:00pm during Build Week and on Sunday for Course Break Down. Race day volunteer shifts are 6:30am to 11:30am and/or 11:00am to 4:00pm. Race day volunteers can volunteer and race on the same day.
Volunteers during build week or take down must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers on race day must be at least 14 years old, and accompanied by an adult. Volunteer service credits are non-transferable. Volunteer spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. The list of available spots will show up when you go to the Volunteer Registration page. We cannot guarantee any spots. Each volunteer who races will have to pay the $15 insurance fee.
Please go to the event page on our website of the race you are interested in and click on "Volunteer Registration" to see the list of available positions and sign up!
Do you have to be present to receive your award?
Yes, winners must be present to receive their awards.
How and when can I see photos from a race?
The soonest you will be able to see photos from a race is when we do a “Sneak Peek” album, typically on Sunday evening after the event. This is posted to Facebook only. All of the pictures from our races will be posted to the Gallery on our website within 3 to 4 days after the race. Keep an eye out on Facebook for the link and the website gallery under the specific event. We will also send out an email with the links you need to view the photos.
Do the discounts and promotions apply to all of your races?
Our standard discounts apply to our Sprint, Challenge and TIER-1and Endurance races. They do not apply to the Season Passes, e-Gift Cards, Spectator Passes or the Kids Course. Discounts, BOGOs and contest awards cannot be applied retroactively to already existing registrations. Discounts do not apply during the Early Bird pricing periods.
Tell me about the Trident Series!
The Trident Series consists of the Sprint, Challenge and TIER-1 races. Each race must be run on its own. You cannot run two TIER-1s or the Endurance to complete the series and earn the medal.
All three of the Trident Series races must be completed in the same calendar year.
The Trident Series can be run all at one event, or it can be spread out over two or three events.
Trident Series racers who are trying to complete all three races at one event will register for the Trident Series on the Registration page (it is at the bottom of the selection list) and will start in the 8:15am wave. They must do the Challenge first, then the TIER-1, and then the Sprint. Racers must start the TIER-1 no later than 11:00am and the Sprint race must be started no later than 2:00pm. Racers must cross the start and finish line for each race.
Trident Series racers will receive the individual medals and finisher shirts for the three series races.
Trident Series racers who want to complete the series at more than one event can run in either the Elite or Non-Elite waves of the Challenge and TIER-1, both will be considered part of the series.
Trident Series medals will be awarded after racers complete all three races. This will be verified by BONEFROG staff and the timing company.
Full or Half Season pass holders may use three of their pass uses for the Trident Series races.
What are the details on the Half and Full Season Passes?
2019 Half Season Pass: $350
Get one entry into 5 2019 BONEFROG events at one low price! Use your Half Season Pass to register for one Sprint, Challenge, TIER-1 or Endurance race at 5 of our 2019 races. 2019 Season Pass Pricing includes Free Parking & Free Bag Check at each of the 5 races.
• Ages 14 and over as of each race day
2019 Elite Half Season Pass: $450
Get one entry into 5 2019 BONEFROG events at one low price! Use your ELITE Half Season Pass to register for one ELITE Challenge, ELITE TIER-1 or ELITE Endurance race at 5 of our 2019 races. 2019 Season Pass Pricing includes Free Parking & Free Bag Check at each of the 5 races.
• Ages 14 and over as of each race day
2019 Full Season Pass: $700
Get one entry into ALL 2019 BONEFROG events at one low price! Use your Season Pass to register for one Sprint, Challenge, TIER-1 or Endurance race at each of our 2019 races. 2019 Season Pass Pricing includes Free Parking & Free Bag Check at each race.
• Ages 14 and over as of each race day
2019 Elite Full Season Pass: $900
Get one entry into ALL 2019 BONEFROG events at one low price! Use your ELITE Season Pass to register for one ELITE Challenge, ELITE TIER-1 or ELITE Endurance race at each of our 2019 races. 2019 Season Pass Pricing includes Free Parking & Free Bag Check at each race.
• Ages 14 and over as of each race day
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, no pets allowed!
What COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for my event?
2021 COVID-19 UPDATES AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2021
Below are the requirements/rules for each venue as we move into race season. These rules have been established by the local health departments and event venue. They must be followed at all times.
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WASHINGTON DC - MARCH 27, 2021
- All racers, volunteers, staff and youth spectators will be screened prior to entering the event using a forehead infrared digital non-contact thermometer. Anyone with a fever of more than 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to enter the event.
- Que lines will be present at all areas where lines are expected. Lines will consist of 6’ foot spaced lines spray painted on the ground for each line.
- Signs will be posted throughout the festival area directing runners from their car to registration, start line and back to their cars along with social distancing reminders, required facial coverings and non-permitted admittance to anyone feeling ill.
- Racers will be given a 20 minute window to arrive at the festival prior to their wave to ensure the event area does not get overcrowded and allows for social distancing.
- Waves will have a “rolling start” where racers will have a 15 minute window to start their race. You will be able to start any time during that window.
- There will be no drinking water or food available on site. Racers must be self-sufficient for this race and pack/carry their own water and food.
- No showers or changing tents will be provided at this event. We will not have any water obstacles at the event.
- There will be no tables, chairs or tents allowed in the festival area. This is to eliminate congregating in large groups.
- All runners must have a mask with them at all times. Masks are to be worn at all times in the festival area or on the racecourse when 6’ of social distancing is not possible. Staff and volunteers must have masks on at all times on and off the course.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event.
- There will be no award ceremony at this event. Racers who are in contention to win their Elite wave will be called by our timing company within 20 minutes of their finish to let them know they won. Winners will come to the timing tent to pick up their award medal. Please do not hang out at the finish line waiting for your placement and awards.
- When finished with your race, runners will exit the event area in a timely fashion to allow others to get out for their race times.