38th Annual Desert Run

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Desert Run

The 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 co-sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and held at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, CA.   Our event will have plenty of family fun at Base Camp 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 7th, 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 38th year and it looks to be the best "Run" ever!

There'll be off-road games such as a vehicle "teeter-totter" competition and an "articulation ramp". There'll also be some vendor sponsored off- road exhibits at our "Base Camp". 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!

About the Desert Run

Online Early Registration: $60
On-Site Regular Registration: $65

Active Military: $30

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Means Dry Lake, Johnson Valley, CA

​Schedule of Events:
 Friday, October 6th
4:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp activities & Registration Opens
10:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp and Registration Closes
Saturday, October 7th:
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 8th:
6:00 a.m. ~ Taco Bar is open until 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. ~ Camp Cleanup