5th annual Mud Maxx
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 A.M. 5K (After
the Mud Mini is finished)
8:45 A.M. Mud Mini (Children's
Location: Between Hwy 59 & FM 1960
Address: 20550 Townsen Blvd. Humble, TX 77338
5K Mud Maxx: $25 (through 5/15/13) $30
(5/16/13-6/7/13) $35 (race day)
Children's 1 Mile Mud Mini: $15 to run 1 mile of the
course and get a t-shirt and a finisher dog tag.
If you have not registered, please print and fill out an application and bring it with a
check or cash to the race location.
Mail in registration:
Please do not mail after 6/4/13. Make sure to enter a "Mud
Name" for your race bib on your application.
To register by mail: (register)
Race day registration:
Registration opens at 7:30 am and closes promptly at 8:45 am on Saturday, June 8th at the
race site. Print out and complete an application.
Cash or check only - $35 race day. Shirt sizes not
guaranteed after 6/1/11. We will do our best to accomodate everyone. (We hope we can
guess correctly using our Magic 8 Ball.)
Hill climbing, mud crawling, slime avoiding, trail running through good ol' Humble, Texas
mud. The course is 5K-ish and guaranteed to make you muddy.
There is also a 1 mile Mud Mini for children ages 3-7. This will allow them to run a mile
of the race and get muddy if they have no interest in participating in the 5K
distance. Older children who have some running experience would probably enjoy the
challenge of the 5K rather than the Mud Mini. Children are not allowed to go in the
mud unattended. Parents who want to accompany their
children in the 1 mile event, do not have to register for the Mud Mini. If
you have a child running the 1 mile Mud Mini, their race starts at 8:45. The 5K will
not start until all the children have completed their event.
- Wear your grungy clothes and old sneakers, because more than likely they won't be going
home with you
- There will be several fire trucks to hose down participants at the finish and
"virtual" (imaginary) changing tents for participants
- Bring a big trash bag, dry clothes and a towel
- You may want to duct tape your shorts, jog bras, and shoes on
- Leave your jewelry at home- Mud Monsters love to eat fine jewelry
- Drink fluids before, during, and after your race
- Do not dive head first into the mud pits
- This is a fun run so help your neighbor if he or she gets stuck or loses a shoe
- There will be emergency staff at the finish line
- We are not responsible for your personal gear but we will have an attended drop bag area
- Do not let your children go in the mud unattended
- Wear a cool costume! There will be prizes based on creativity. Team themes, Mad
Max, Smurfs, pirates, cheerleaders, critters, and guys in drag have been seen on the
- No pets, no strollers, no bikes, no rollerblades, no skateboards allowed on course
- Bites and boo-boos are not our fault
Untimed 5K-ish running, walking, crawling over, under, through, around mud, slimy goo,
slower participants, etc. We're planning to have plenty of mud, hills, and slimy goo
to keep ya'll busy for a while. Map
The roads have changed a bit from the map, but it's pretty close to the course we plan to
use. If we find areas with more mud, of course we'll run through those instead.
From Highway 59, take the FM 1960 exit or Townsen Blvd exit. The course is located
along Townsen Blvd. just north of FM 1960E.
On site until 8 AM, then on the street as directed by the Humble Police Department.
Packets may be picked up on Race Day at the race site starting at 7:30 am. We will
have packet pickup available Friday afternoon 5pm-7:30pm at the race site.
Average High 91 degrees. Average Low 69 degrees. Temperatures may vary
from 60 to 98 degrees. Typically you can expect extremely hot weather (unless it happens
to be snowing that day).
We, the race committee, officially certify that there will be plenty of mud available to
The race has a limit of 2,000 participants unless we get more. Bring friends, family,
and mortal enemies.
This event is walker and velocity challenged participant friendly. The mud will
probably be there for days, but the staff will leave around noon.
T-shirts, dog tags, and stuff:
Each participant will receive a shirt and a custom finisher dog tag and a
Mud Maxx silicon wristband. Sign up by 5/28/11 to guarantee your shirt size.
We will do our best to accomodate those who sign up later. We hope we can guess your size
if you don't register early.
Mud-gating/Running Clubs and Organizations:
Bring your pop-up tents, club banners, chairs,
volunteers, cheer squads, etc. to support you in the mud pits and to mud-gate afterwards.
Let us know your club is coming. firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements will begin about 10 minutes before the race
There will be clean (drinking) water available along the course. Please do not drink
any of the lake water or eat any of the mud.
"Imaginary" changing tents will be available. The fire department will
help hose off the runners. Bring a towel, Sham-wow, etc to dry off. Bring a garbage
bag to put your dirty, nasty, slimy, muddy clothes and shoes in.
First Male, First Female, Muddiest Male, Muddiest Female, Best Willie Nelson, Best Dolly
Parton, Best Elvis, Best Cher, Best Mad Maxx, Best Cartoon Character, Best Pirate, Best
Clown, Best male team theme (one award for the team), Best female team theme (one award
for the team), Best mixed team theme (one award for the team), and other very creative
costumes may receive awards.
We'll have various snacks, fruit, ice cream, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Hang around
after you finish to watch the others crawl through the finish line mud pit and cheer/jeer
Suites-Kingwood/Humble/IAH, 291 Kingwood Medical Drive, Kingwood, TX
Marathon Rate: $69
Mention Mud Maxx to request secure this rate.
24 Hour free shuttle, free laundry, pool with gazebo, Jacuzzi, gas grill, free wireless
internet, business center, off freeway for safety and security.
22223 Hwy 59N Humble, TX 77339
Reservations: 281-359-4448 Mention Mud Maxx to receive the special
Price: $79.99 for a queen double or king double.
Includes complimentary hot breakfast.
Five minutes from the race - 2.1 miles.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Kingwood,
22675 Hwy 59 N, Kingwood, TX 77339
Reservations: 281-359-2700 Includes free, hot breakfast.
The net proceeds of this event will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for
Shriners Hospitals provide some of the best orthopedic, burn care and spinal cord injury
rehabilitation in the world. These children
walk in the doors of Shriners Hospitals with missing limbs, with curved spines, severe
burns and other conditions that have left them and their families without much hope. These children receive the best medical care
available, as well as the hope and strength they need to live longer and more fulfilling
lives. Each hospital is dedicated to providing
expert medical care to children under the age of 18 without regard to race, color, creed,
sex, or sect, and absolutely free of charge.
net proceeds from the Lake Houston Area Shrine Club Mud Maxx are for Benefit of the Shriners Hospital for Children"
2012 donation $22,000 2011 donation -
$22,000 2010 donation - $13,000 2009
donation - $7,000
Karen Thibodeaux Photography www.yoursportingimage.com
Photos and Videos from Participants
2013 Mud Maxx
Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)
Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)
(2010 Mud Maxx
photos from Steve & Paula)
Mud Maxx photos)
video 1 video 2 video 3 video 4 video 5 video 6 video 7 video 8 video 9
Your Atascocita News article 6/9/12 (article)
San Antonio Express article 4/20/11 (article)
Ultimate Lake Houston article 3/25/10 (article)
Houston Chronicle article 6/11/09 (article)
Responsible adults please contact Steve Boone at email@example.com
if you would like to be a Mud Marshal on the course, help with package pickup on Friday
afternoon and/or race morning, be a parking official, or volunteer at the aid stations.
We will give you a pat on the back and a great volunteer shirt.
Special thanks to Don & Denise Schneider
who have generously donated the use of their land, their time, and their equipment for
Sponsors who donate $2,500 + will be a Corporate/Title Sponsor, will
have their name listed first on the runner t-shirt and receive a vinyl banner at the
Sponsors who donate $500 + will be Gold Sponsors, will have a vinyl banner posted on the
race course and have their name added to the back of the runner t-shirt.
Sponsors who donate $100 + will be a T-shirt Sponsor, will have their name added to the
sponsor list on the back of the runner t-shirt.
Sponsors who donate $25 - $99 will have their name posted on a mud hole sign.
Sponsors may donate online (click here).
Choose "Donation Only" under Event.
Sponsors contact Bobby Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
for sponsorship details.
Runners can sponsor a mud hole for $25. We'll put your name on one of our
many mud holes so that the runners can cheer or boo you as they splash through the
mud. Sponsorships are available on the online sign-up or the mail in
Does your company have free samples they would like to provide to a
bunch of very appreciative runners. If so, we would be very happy to include
your items in our race packets. Runners really love freebies! Just drop us a
line and we'll do the rest. email@example.com
Sponsors ($500 + for Gold Sponsor - vinyl banner on the course)
|Don and Denise Schneider
|Beasley Tire Service - Kingwood, TX
|Alspaugh's Ace Hardware - Kingwood, TX
|TTI Imaging, Inc.
|Mikel Machine Inc.
|Robles Excavation, Inc.
Sponsors ($100 + for T-shirt Sponsor)
|Bob & Terri Blewett, Keller-Williams
|Denny & JeNele Carlson
|Bobby "Limpy" Dale
|Carl & Norma Goyne
|Darrell & Patricia Himel
|Bob & Pati Menard
|Phil's Car Care
|Gary L. Price, CPA, PFS, Financial Advisor
|Price & Price, CPA's
|Mike & Debbie Stockwell
|Justin & Candy Wallace
|Mud Hole Sponsors ($25
to name a Mud Hole)
|Adkins Chiropractor - 2 Mud Holes
|Shawn "ME" Boone - 1 Mud Hole
|Lincoln "Bull Dozer" Frank - 1 Mud Hole
|Diane Gilbert-Guthrie - 1 Mud Hole
|Willie "Mr. Master Plan" Hubbard - 1 Mud Hole
|"Dirty Dan" Jaeger - 2 Mud Holes
|Candice Jessup - 2 Mud Holes
|Vanita "LaCour Hog" - 1 Mud Hole
|Lili "Little Stache" McElroy - 1 Mud Hole
|Mark "The Punisher" McElroy, Jr. - 1 Mud Hole
|Cadence McMahon - 1 Mud Hole
|Oiltanking Houston - 2 Mud Holes
|Susan Sinclair - 2 Mud Holes
|Your Sporting Image by Karen Thibodeaux in memory of Jack
Landers who loved this race! - 2 Mud Holes
|Don "Mud Dog" Womble - 1 Mud Hole
|My Fit Foods - Kingwood
your friends to join you!!! (10 members or more to list your team name here)
|# of Members
||Team "Splendora Youth Running Club"
||Team "Dirty Divas"
||Team "Hush Hush"
||Team "Kingwood Park (KPARK) XC"
||Team "The Dirties"