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    Mud Maxx

    I know its not a biking event, but its going to be fun. Anyone in the Houston area want to join?

    2nd annual Mud Maxx
    Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
    Time: 9:00 A.M.
    Location: Between Hwy 59 & FM 1960
    Address: 20550 Townsen Blvd. Humble, TX 77338

    Entry fees:
    5K Mud Maxx: $25 (through 6/12/10) $30 (6/13-6/18/10) $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. Must be accompanied and supervised by a real responsible adult.

    Online registration:
    To register online: (register)

    Mail in registration: Please do not mail after 6/15/10. Make sure to list a "Mud Name" 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 19th at the race site. Print out and complete an application. Cash or check only - $35 race day. Shirt sizes not guaranteed after 6/5/10. We will do our best to accomodate everyone. (We hope we can guess correctly using our Magic 8 Ball.)

    Hill climbing, mud crawling, obstacle 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. Children running the 1 mile must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to go in the mud unattended.

    - 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, obstacles, slower participants, etc. We're planning to have plenty of mud, hills, and obstacles 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.

    Townsend Blvd. will be closed by the police and you'll need a parking permit to enter the area. These are available to print out before race morning.

    Packet pickup:
    Packets may be picked up on Race Day at the race site starting at 7:30 am. We will probably have packet pickup available late Friday afternoon (check back for details).

    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 all participants.

    Race limit:
    The race has a limit of 1,000 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 black Mud Maxx silicon wristband. Sign up by 6/5/10 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.

    Tailgating/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 tailgate afterwards. Let us know your club is coming. [email protected]

    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, Shamwow, etc to dry off. Bring a garbage bag to put your dirty, muddy clothes and shoes in.

    First Male, First Female, Muddiest Male, Muddiest Female, Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Mud Maxx Costume, and others as we think of them.

    Post race:
    We'll have various snacks, fruit, Blue Bell ice cream, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Hang around after you finish to watch the others crawl throught the finish line mud pit and cheer/jeer them on.

    Comfort Suites-Kingwood 22223 Hwy 59N Humble, TX 77339
    Reservations: 281-359-4448 Mention Mud Maxx to receive the special rate.
    Price: $79.99 for a queen double or king double.
    Includes complimentary hot breakfast.
    Five minutes from the race - 2.1 miles.

    The Charity:
    The net proceeds of this event will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Race Photography:
    Karen Thibodeaux Photography (Mud Maxx photos)

    Photos and Videos from Participants & Volunteers:
    video 1 video 2 video 3 video 4 video 5 video 6 video 7 video 8 video 9

    ^^^ everything outdoors in Texas

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    well boo

    ^^^ everything outdoors in Texas

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