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 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 6th, 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 39th 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!

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Desert Run

About the Desert Run

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.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Means Dry Lake, Johnson Valley, CA

​Schedule of Events:
 Friday, October 5th
4:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp activities & Registration Opens
10:00 p.m. ~ Base Camp and Registration Closes
Saturday, October 6th:
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 7th:
6:00 a.m. ~ Taco Bar is open until 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. ~ Camp Cleanup

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

Active Military: $30

39th Annual Desert Run

DESERT RUN MENU





Item Availability Is Subject to Change
BREAKFAST
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Burrito – Egg, Cheese, Choice of Ham, Bacon or
  Sausage…………………………………………………...$5.00
English Muffin Sandwich – Egg, Cheese, Choice of Ham, Bacon or Sausage………………….$4.00
Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy..………...$5.00
LUNCH/DINNER
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pulled Pork Sandwich w/homemade BBQ Sauce...6.00
1/2 lb Polish Sausage Sandwich…………………….…..$6.00
1/3 lb Hamburger w/Lettuce, Tomato & Onion....$5.00
   Add Cheese for $1.00
Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a
            Hamburger Bun...……………….……..$5.00
    Add Cheese for $1.00
French Fries……………………………………………………$3.00
All items can come with choice of two sides for additional $3.00.
Choice of Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad or Chips.
Assorted Sodas and Water……………………………$1.00