6th annual
Mud Maxx

Date:        Saturday, June 7, 2014   
Time:        9:00 A.M. 5K (After the Mud Mini is finished)
                8:45 A.M. Mud Mini   (Children's run)                 
Location: 
 Between Hwy 59 & FM 1960
Address:   20550 Townsen Blvd.  Humble, TX 77338

Entry fees:
5K Mud Maxx:  $25 (through 5/15/14)    $30 (5/16/14-6/7/14)    $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. 

Online registration:  Click to register
 
Mail in registration:  Please do not mail after 6/4/14.   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 7th at the race site.  Print out and complete an application.    Cash or check only -  $35 race day. Shirt sizes not guaranteed after 6/1/14.  We will do our best to accomodate everyone. (We hope we can guess correctly using our Magic 8 Ball.)

Events:
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. 

Rules:
- 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 course before.
- No pets, no strollers, no bikes, no rollerblades, no skateboards allowed on course
- Bites and boo-boos are not our fault 

Course description:
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.

Directions:

From Highway 59, take the FM 1960 exit or Townsen Blvd exit.  The course is located along Townsen Blvd. just north of FM 1960E. 

Parking:
On site until 8 AM, then on the street as directed by the Humble Police Department.

Packet pickup:
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.

Weather:

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).

Certification:
We, the race committee, officially certify that there will be plenty of mud available to all participants. 

Race limit:
The race has a limit of 2,000 participants unless we get more. Bring friends, family, and mortal enemies.

Time Limit:
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 6/1/14 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.  steveboone@aol.com  

Pre-race Announcements:

Announcements will begin about 10 minutes before the race starts. 

Aid Stations:

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.

Changing Tents:
"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. 

Awards:
 

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.

Post race:
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 them on.

Accomodations:
Candlewood Suites
-Kingwood/Humble/IAH, 291 Kingwood Medical Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
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.
www.candlewoodsuites.com/kingwoodtx

Comfort Suites
-Kingwood 22223 Hwy 59N Humble, TX 77339 
Reservations: 281-359-4448  Mention Mud Maxx to receive the special rate. 
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/tx547
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. 
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/houston/houkw/hoteldetail

The Charity:

The net proceeds of this event will be donated to Team Red, White & Blue. www.teamrwb.org
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

 "The net proceeds from Mud Maxx are for the benefit of Team Red White and Blue".

Race Photography:
Karen Thibodeaux Photography    www.yoursportingimage.com   

Photos and Videos from Participants & Volunteers:
(2013 Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)

2013 Mud Maxx commercial


(2012 Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)

(2011 Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)

(2010 Mud Maxx photos from Steve & Paula)


(2009 Mud Maxx photos)

video 1  video 2  video 3 video 4  video 5  video 6  video 7  video 8  video 9

http://www.activelifecooking.com/2009/06/mud-maxx-5k.html

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/thumbpage.aspx?e=4807165

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31215162@N07/sets/72157621272850433/

Press Coverage:
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)

Volunteers:

Responsible adults please contact Steve Boone at steveboone@aol.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.

Sponsors:
Special thanks to Don & Denise Schneider who have generously donated the use of their land, their time, and their equipment for this event.

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 start/finish line.
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 bobnwallace@yahoo.com   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 sign-up.  

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.  steveboone@aol.com

Gold Sponsors ($500 + for Gold Sponsor - vinyl banner on the course)

Don and Denise Schneider

T-shirt Sponsors ($100 + for T-shirt Sponsor)

Mud Hole Sponsors ($25 to name a Mud Hole)
Product Sponsors
Teams Get your friends to join you!!! (10 members or more to list your team name here)
# of Members Team Name