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- $40 for an individual race entry (up to an $80 value)
The Mighty Mud Dash is held at Sam Houston Race Park on Sunday, November 24. Waves begin at 9 a.m. and continue at 20-minute intervals until the last runners take off at 2 p.m. On or before race day, participants can pick up their registration packet, which includes a race-day T-shirt, a participation medal, and entry into the post party. Click here to read FAQs.
Mighty Mud Dash
Clean running clothes have no place at Mighty Mud Dash, a 5K-challenge course that beckons runners of all fitness levels to plunge through stretches of mud in search of glory. Friendly competition is encouraged as waves of runners forge a path through more than 20 rugged, slippery obstacles—including wall climbs, cargo net-covered crawls, 30-yard mud-filled trenches, and a sprawling tarp slide.
Though the main race is only open to competitors age 14 and older, a scaled-down 100-yard obstacle dash welcomes children as young as 6 to test their agility and endurance. After the competition, participants gather for celebration and music at the post-race party, where they can rinse off or roll all over an expensive white velour sofa to a soundtrack of upbeat tunes. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the work of Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization serving extreme-sport enthusiasts with physical disabilities.