Desert Run is a 4-wheel drive course between 20-25 miles long with 5 game playing stations along the way. You’ll encounter some rocks, sandy washes, hills and some extreme areas for the hardcore enthusiast. If you don’t feel comfortable with an obstacle, we’ll direct you to the easy way around. Our event is held at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, CA. Our event will have plenty of family fun and a course sure to please everyone. Last year, we gave away over $10,000 in prizes!
The actual "Run" this year is on Saturday, October 2nd, but MBSAR members will be preparing weeks in advance for this popular event. We have the whole weekend planned for your enjoyment!
This is our 41st year and it looks to be the best "Run" ever!
This a family event and not a race and all types of 4-wheel drive vehicles / ATV's / UTV's / Dirt Bikes / "Buggies" & "Rat Rods" are encouraged to show up and participate. The event takes place on and around the famous Means Dry Lake off Hwy 247 in the BLM Johnson Valley OHV Area. Just think "King of the Hammers" but on a small, friendly & local level. So pack up for an off-road camping weekend and join in the fun!
Friday, October 1st:
4:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp activities & Registration Opens
10:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp and Registration Closes
Saturday, October 2nd:
6:00 a.m. ~ Base Camp activities & Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. ~ Driver’s Briefing at the Main Stage
8:00 a.m. ~ Course Opens; Proceed to Starting Line
10:00 a.m. ~ Registration and Starting Line Closes
6:00 p.m. ~ Trophy Presentation and Prize Giveaway
8:00 p.m. ~ Bonfire and Entertainment at Base Camp
Sunday, October 3rd:
6:00 a.m. ~ Food for purchase is available until 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. ~ Camp Cleanup
$60 per playing card
$30 per playing card for military, law enforcement, and their families. Limit 4 persons
Military and First Responder Discount need to have ID at event. Discount is limited to the member and immediate family. Limit four. If more than four is needed please call or e-mail for help. Your Paypal Receipt is your registration. Please bring a copy of the receipt with you to the event. We do not send any other acknowledgement. Come to the registration booth at Base Camp to sign in and pick up your entry packet and playing card. Military and First Responders must show I.D. at registration when signing in.
20-Mile Off-Road Desert Course
This is not a race, so bring the whole family!
4X4, Motorcycles, Quads, Buggies, and all other off road vehicles welcome!
Prize Drawings, Vendor Displays, Hot food, and 50/50 Drawing!
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