Mud Run Houston Texas - October 2015 - Mighty Mud Dash
 
 
 
 

* $5 premium on the 9am wave
* $10 premium on Competitive Wave participation (Limit 100) – No Competitive wave for this Fall
* Chip timers are not included (please see below) 
* All entries are non-refundable

Parking & Bus Information

Parking will be held at the parking lot of Houston Motorsports park – an oval racetrack located right next door to Rio Bravo Motorcycle Park where our 8K will be held at. Parking there will be $10.

Shuttles will transport people from this parking lot to the event area at Rio Bravo and back. The shuttles will start at 8 AM.

**DO NOT PARK in the event area in Rio Bravo Motorcycle Park (except for volunteers).

Please see the map in the “Map/Obstacles” tab for more information.

Mighty Wave Times

Mighty Wave Runners Information

Waves will start at 9:00am and will be released every 20 minutes until 12:40pm (Saturday till 12:40pm Sunday till 11:40am). You will be asked which wave time you would like to join during the registration process. Every runner should check in at the Information Pick-Up tent one hour before their wave time (unless you attended pre-packet pick-up – see below). Each runner should arrive at the start line 10 minutes before their wave’s start time. You must have your race bib on in order to run the race. You cannot race without your bib – think of it as your ticket to the event. There will be a wave leaving the start line every 20 minutes with up to 500 Mighty Mud Dashers per wave. Please note that regular registration does not come with a chip timer.

Chip Timing Information

Chip timing is not included with a regular registration. Chip Timers are available for Saturday ONLY at a cost of $5! Competitive Wave participants have chip timers included in their registration.

Unlimited Kids Course 100 Yard Dash

Mighty Mud Dash is no longer limited to just adults! Now your kids can come join in on the fun with the Unlimited Kids Course 100 Yard Dash! Your children can get the scaled down experience of what it means to be a Mighty Mud Dasher! The Unlimited Kids Course 100 Yard Dash heats will go off between 9:30am-12:00pm. Registration will be available online and on site, at $20 this is a great way to test your child’s grit and might! Their registration will include a Headband and MMD Racing Medal!
Rules and specs information
  • All Adults must accompany their children
  • All Adults must sign a parental consent form for their children.
  • All Adults realize that it is an endurance challenge and that they will be subjecting their children to physical activity
  • Must be at least 6 years of age.
  • The Term heat is used loosely.
  • Each registration lets the child run as many times as he wants while the course is open!
  • No photographers on the course without permission.
Kids Course information
  • Course will consist of the following *Subject to change
  1. Mud Trenches
  2. Sideway Mud trenches
  3. Mud mound
  4. Small Wall
  5. Mud Pit
  6. Slanted Wall

The registration fee will include a medal & Headband. Kids will be able to run as many times as they want throughout the day.

Spotters will be present to run with the children to complete the course.

*Spotters will be present to run with the children to complete the course.
*The Kids Dash is not chipped timed and there are no winners or losers – only Mighty Kids.

Packet Pick-Up Info

Location & Date
Thursday October 8th, 2015 – 10:00am – 8:00pm – Sports Authority – 2131 South Post Oak Blvd.
Be sure to bring your waiver!
How to Pick up a friend’s packet
In order to pick-up someone else’s packet you will need 1) a copy or photo (on a phone is fine) of their drivers license and 2) a waiver signed by the individual. Without these items you WILL NOT be able to pick-up someone else’s packet.

Race Documents & Information

Participants and Kid waivers
Participant Waivers (14 & Up) – DOWNLOAD HERE
Kid Waivers (For Kids obstacle dash) – DOWNLOAD HERE
Race Day Information
After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information including the date and time you’ll be running. Racers under 18 will need their wavier signed by their parent or guardian. Anyone under 14 by the day of the event will not be permitted into running in the 8K race and will be directed for some fun in the Kids 100 Yard Obstacle Dash. Furthermore, Racers will need a valid photo ID to pick up their packet and bib the day of the event. Please check in at the Info Pick-Up tent 1 hour to 30 minutes before your wave time begins to pick up your bib number, check in your bags, receive your free t-shirt, and free beer ticket for runners over 21. Arriving early will give you time to stretch and make your way to the start line and cheer on friends and family who ran before you.

What to bring

Items you can bring
  • Athletic shoes & clothes that you’re willing to get down right muddy.
  • Gloves, some of the obstacles will have a lot of grip. Be sure to bring gloves!
  • Change of clothes unless you like being a dirty Mud Runner!
  • Extra Money for parking, beer, food and apparel.
  • Spectators (you know…your Mom, coworkers and your own personal fan club) to brag to and share in your Muddy glory!
  • A camera to help capture all the Mud-filled mayhem to be uploaded to our rockin’ Facebook Page
  • Your partay-tude dude!

What NOT to bring

Items that are prohibited
  • No outside alcohol!
  • No glass containers of any kind.
  • Absolutely no weapons
  • No pets
  • No wimpy attitudes

Spectators and Photographers

Spectators and Photographers Information and Regulations
  • Spectators are allowed into the event for free. They will just need to pay the $10 parking fee.
  • Spectators are ONLY allowed to be in the fenced off event area and will not be allowed out on the course.
  • Spectators cameras are prohibited at the FINISH LINE.
  • Spectators will NOT receive a free beer, those are for the Mighty, the proud, and the Muddy!

Course

Click on map below for full size:
mmd course map

Course Description & Tips

Please note that the course is subject to change.

In the Mighty Mud Dash course you can expect to tackle 5 miles of tough obstacle racing hitting anywhere from 20-24 obstacles. You can watch the video to see the obstacles in action or view a list of obstacles below (Please note obstacles are subject to change if deemed necessary by the race directors).

    1. Tires – A big field of rubber tires where you must carefully walk over each of them without tripping. Tougher than it looks if you want to go fast!
    2. Tube Tunnels – Four to five corrugated pipes laid at slight upward angle lead into a mud pit. The tubes will be filled with muddy water as you crawl through.
    3. Barbed Wire Bear Crawls – How low can you go? Crawl under this complexity of barbed wire laying nearly 2 feet above the ground.
    4. Dark Knight – Multiple trenches cut 3ft wide and 20 ft long, with each trench being filled half way with water and covered by 4X8 sheets of plywood. Are you afraid of the dark?
    5. Lumber Jacked – Make your way through one of several mud pits, each laced with multiple telephone poles you must go under or over as you see fit.
    6. Life’s a Ditch – Run through 20 yards of trenches filled with 3ft of water. Try not to slip as you make your way in – and out – of this obstacle.
    7. Mud Moguls – A stretch of 5-6 mounds of dirt with 2-3ft of water in between each mound. Due to the water, mud, and steep angle of the slippery mounds, it becomes extremely difficult to get up and over them by yourself alone.
    8. Rope to Rope – Climb on horizontally placed ropes over a 14-foot-wide mud pit that is 4ft deep. The real challenge here is finding the most efficient way to utilize all your limbs to climb cleanly across.
    9. Monkey Bars – One of our most difficult obstacles: an inclined ladder bridge built on a truss system 10 feet above a mud pit. Make sure you have gloves or grippy hands if you want to make it through this one!
    10. Over, Under – This one’s full of ups and downs. Leap over and under large hurdles with barbed wire on them – as high as 3-4 feet and as low as 2 feet.
    11. Rope Swing – Swing across one of three mud pits where timing is everything. Stay high enough on the rope so that you don’t hit the muddy water pit below, and then land perfectly so you don’t fall backwards and land in the muddy water pit – again.
    12. Mud Mountain -Climb 20 ft to reach the top of this slippery mountain, then slide down the other side into a large pool of mud. Ropes will be attached to the mountain to help you climb up.
    13. Wally World – Climb over one of several 10-ft-tall wooden walls. Be sure to watch your step while landing!
    14. Traverse Wall – Rock climbing with a twist: Climb your way horizontally across a big wooden wall as you keep your grip on the array of small wooden squares attached to it.
    15. Summit – A gargantuan quarter-pipe you must run and climb to reach the peak. Volunteers, ropes, and ledges will be there to help you up.
    16. Arctic Freeze – On the opposite side of the Summit is a large waterside where you will slide down into an 8-ft-deep, 9-feet-wide pit of ice water chilled with 28,000 lbs. of ice. Lifeguards will be available to help you out as you swim to the other side.
    17. Cargo Crawl – Go up, across, and then down our massive cargo net. It will be extremely difficult to gain footing as you struggle to make your way across the loose nets.
    18. Gopher Holes – Stay low, really low, as you make your way through this obstacle with barbed wire 2 feet above and muddy water directly below.
    19. Fenced In – Conquer 3ft-deep trenches that have fence panels laid over the top. Each trench will be adequately filled with water. It is easier for the participant to enter in backwards and pull themselves out.
    20. Mighty Wall – The final obstacle is a big 14ft-tall wall. Use whatever stamina you have left to make it up and below a series of muddy, slippery steps. Grab a hold – and hold on tight!
    21. Mystery Obstacles – These can be placed anywhere in the course.

 

Become A Sponsor

Want to get your product or company out in front of 5000-6000 people spread out over 2 days? Want potential customers who like to hang around your booth and partake in your giveaways for a sizable amount of time rather than simply getting in their car and going after they run like other races? These advantages and more are available to you if you become a Sponsor with the Mighty Mud Dash! Please click our button below to be taken to our sponsorship packet:

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We HIGHLY recommend that you pick-up your packet at our Packet Pick-Up before the event. This will allow you to skip the 1-2 hour long check-in lines on race-day and mosey right on over to the start!

Packet Pick-Up Info

LOCATION & DATE:

Sports Authority
2131 South Post Oak Blvd.

Thursday October 8th, 2015
10:00am – 8:00pm

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Be sure to bring your signed waiver!
HOW TO PICK UP A FRIEND’S PACKET

In order to pick-up someone else’s packet, you will need:

1) a copy or photo (on a phone is fine) of their drivers license and
2) a waiver signed by the individual.

Without these items you WILL NOT be able to pick-up someone else’s packet.

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Want to get your product or company out in front of 5000-6000 people spread out over 2 days? Want potential customers who like to hang around your booth and partake in your giveaways for a sizable amount of time rather than simply getting in their car and going after they run like other races? These advantages and more are available to you if you become a Sponsor with the Mighty Mud Dash! Please click our button below to be taken to our sponsorship packet:

MMDSite_Sponsorship_Packet_Button_Ultrawide

Boot Campaign

The Boot Campaign is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to Cultivating Awareness, Promoting Patriotism, and Providing Assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.

Started in 2009 by five women from Texas known as the Original Boot Girls, the Boot Campaign encourages Americans to “get their BOOTS ON” as an easy and tangible way to express one’s Patriotism and Gratitude for all who serve.

Proceeds from all Boot Campaign combat boot sales, events, direct donations and corporate sponsorships fund the campaign’s five Assistance initiatives: Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Urgent Assistance, and Family Support.

As you read more about us you will see the robust lineup of musicians, entertainers, athletes and other celebrities who are lacing up combat boots with the Boot Campaign.

So what are you waiting for? Awaken the Patriot in YOU, and get YOUR boots on today!
– See more at: HERE
boot-campaign

 

Individual Volunteering

**All Volunteers get FREE entry into the race!

Not a member of a group or organization, but have some mad skills when it comes to helping out? Wanna meet some cool people and help the worthy causes of others? This is the chance for you to match your skill with an area of need in volunteering at Mighty Mud Dash. Or do you have a need to snap up CSH (community service hours) and don’t like the same old boring chores? Mighty Mud Dash is your event!

*For pre-packet pickup volunteers, select the “Pre-Packet Pickup” option when registering as a volunteer on either date.

To volunteer, click on the day you want to volunteer and then select the “Volunteer” option in the registration page.

VOLUNTEER SATURDAY
VOLUNTEER SUNDAY

 

Group Fundraising

What organization doesn’t need to raise money? Does your nonprofit, posse or club have 25 or more members and are looking for a quick, easy and fun way to raise some cash? We got your hook up here at Mighty Mud Dash!! Mighty Mud Dash offers you a Mighty good deal! Qualifying organizations that bring a minimum of 25 or more members to volunteer at BOTH event days and can receive up a $1,000 donation to their organization. Simply fill out the Fundraising Application form below and send it to fundraising@mightymuddash.com for your group to be considered!