The Mad Mud Run was extremely messy and a whole lot of fun! The epic event at Providence was a blast for more than 700 brave souls – some dressed in costumes – who took part in the 4.6-mile race through our community. Competitors encountered obstacles that included hurtling a low wall, crossing balance beams, and barreling through a water wall. At the finish line the most formidable obstacle of all awaited them, the 40-foot mud pit! Participants got down on their hands and knees to trudge through the mud, and everyone had a smile on their face while getting a little dirty and cooling off.
Post-race participants were rewarded with a barbecue and beverages, while the kids took over the mud pit with the Mud Puppy Splash. In addition to the Mud Puppy Splash, kid’s activities at the Mad Mud Run ranged from bounce houses to a rock climbing wall. Part costume party, part barbecue, and part fitness test, the Mad Mud Run was a good time for everyone who attended.
The Safe Nest organization also was among the winners at the Mad Mud Run. The non-profit agency that helps battered women and children received donations of cash, gently used clothing, and household items from event organizers, participants and partners. Event organizer Sierra Adventure Sports gave a cash donation; and the Lodge Tavern, the after-party host, provided $3,950, raised through a $1 contribution for every Coors, Coors Light, Miller, Miller Lite, and Blue Moon sold between May 1-21. Race participants donated an estimated 200 lbs. of clothing, pots, pans, cosmetics, and other needed items from Safe Nest’s wish list.
We can’t wait to see all of you again next year when the Mad Mud Run returns to the newly opened Knickerbocker Park.
For a full listing of race results for the 2011 Mad Mud Run, go here (http://madmudrun.com/11VegasMay.html).