Mud Run – Houston

Mud Run – Houston
Event on 2012-10-06 09:00:00
Are you ready to play DIRTY? Don't worry we are too! The Original Mud Run is a 5K/10K military style obstacle course. 2012 marks its 3rd year of piling on the grime in Houston. Yep this year we have two courses! A 5K, 3.1 mile course with 18 plus obstacles and a10K, 6.2 mile course with 30+ military style obstacles.

ATTIRE
All Prize Categories (teams and individuals BUT NOT DGAP) will be wearing “boots and utes”-combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants (no tights). All Prize Category Participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don't like that, run in the fun run called DGAP….in the DGAP division any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and course is basically the same.

Unauthorized attire in PRIZE DIVISIONS will result in participant’s removal from the competition. Required race attire in Prize Divisions is for the safety of all participants competing at a much faster pace, a leveling of the playing field and is more conducive to the rough nature of the obstacles along the course. Expect everything you wear to be covered in mud and water by the end of the race. Bring extra clothes and a towel! All DGAP participant are highly encouraged to wear the same attire as the competitive groups but there is no requirement to do so for participation.
DGAP is also the CRAZY COSTUME division and there are no requirements to complete all obstacles if a participant does not feel inclined to do so. There are NO DGAP TEAMS….. OFFICIALLY. DGAP is an Individual entry but you can all run together and "call yourself" a team of any size or gender combination. If you want to run with friends in DGAP…register for the same start time!

OBSTACLES
There are approximately 18-20 obstacles to overcome along the 3.1 Mile course and approximately 25-30 obstacles to overcome along the 6.2 Mile course, most of which contain water and mud. Although none of the obstacles are impossible, they do require a certain level of strength and fitness and the potential exists for serious injury or death due to falls, trips and crawling. Obstacles can be taken at any pace or skipped completely and thus the course is able to be completed by most anyone.
In the competitive division obstacles must be attempted three times, however, if a competitive runner feels unsafe attempting the obstacle he/she is encouraged to go around the obstacle. Not attempting the obstacle the required three times will disqualify you from prize eligibility The only exception is with obstacles that involve swimming where an alternate route is available. Should a competitive runner choose the alternate route instead of completing the swim obstacle he/she will not be penalized as the added run distance will be included in his/her overall time.
It will challenge you more as you attempt a greater speed completing it. Safety will be the number one priority during the event. Participants will be required to conduct themselves in a controlled and serious manner while navigating obstacles. Anyone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others through reckless behavior, will be removed from the obstacle and/or the course. Volunteers will be course safety monitors and are present throughout the course. IF you do not have the athletic ability to complete an obstacle you are encouraged to skip it. Please adhere to the tenets of the waiver and consult a physician prior to attempting this race. The requirements for stamina, upper body strength and swimming may require the evaluation of a fitness professional.

KIDS RACE
Our Kid's Course is just a "Little" version of the fun. Designed for the average 8 Year Old…the race can accommodate kids ages 3 to 12. It contains 6-8 obstacles none of which require swimming or any height of note. It is approximately 2k and parents are welcome to run alongside their children. Volunteers will assist when needed. There are no winner placing…everyone is a winner for competing and not getting in trouble for being muddy. Children will receive a t-shirt, wrist band and they are welcome to clean up in the fire truck wash area after their race. Kid's obstacles are not available for practice or use prior to or after the event. The race is timed and your child will receive a timing chip.

CONSENT FORM & WAIVER
Need a consent form? Get it HERE!
Need a waiver? Get it HERE!
Absolutley NO CHANGES after May 12, 2012!
WHO WE SUPPORT
SALUTE, INC. passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of military serviceSALUTE Logomembers, veterans and their families. We strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with honor and dignity. To learn more visit www.saluteinc.org!

EXCEPTIONS.
If you are picking up for someone else, simply bring a photocopy of their driver's license, their signed waiver and a signed consent form saying you are authorized to pick up their paid entry (signatures MUST match). The links to additional waives and consent forms are above.
We highly encourage each individual to pick up his or her own packet. However if you are picking up for a group of six or more participants you may experience wait times of up to two hours.

at Sam Houston Race Park
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, United States

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