Mighty Mud Mania 2014
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"Mighty Mud Mania" began in 1976 as the "Shout It Out Decathlon," a promotional gimmick for Johnson's Wax "Shout" Spray pre-wash. The activity was held in Chaparral Park in Scottsdale and the Johnson's Wax Company provided 300 white t-shirts for the participants. The City of Scottsdale continued to operate the event after Johnson's "Shout" promotion ended. Re-named "Mighty Mud Mania," the activity has been held since then as the kickoff to a great Scottsdale summer!
Contact: Kira Peters | 480-312-2598 | kcpeters@ScottsdaleAZ.gov
2014 Mighty Mud Mania Sponsors
Partnering with the City's Solid Waste Department
The 39th Annual Mighty Mud Mania will kick off the summer season:
Saturday, June 7, 2014
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chaparral Park (5401 N. Hayden Rd)
Mighty Mud Mania offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. We even offer non-muddy activities for those who prefer not to get muddy!
NOTE: Due to lower pool attendance numbers, the Chaparral Pool WILL NOT BE OPEN during Mighty Mud Mania.
Obstacle Courses and Age Recommendations
• 6 and Under: For our young "Mudders" the Mini Mud Obstacle Course and the town of "Mudville," complete with the Mudsissippi River for toddlers offer the perfect opportunity for safe muddy fun.
• 7 to 12 years old: The Original Mud Course offers some exciting mud obstacles for kids looking to get dirty while having a great time.
|EXTREME MUD COURSE: Grown Ups and Youth over 13 are invited to take it to the next level at Mighty Mud Mania 2014 on the newly added EXTREME mud course. This course will pose more challenging obstacles (not to worry – no fire or barbed wire!) for adults and older children (recommended 13 and up). The fee for adults is $10 with proceeds going to support youth programs in Scottsdale. With us You can enjoy the EXTREME!|
|The Extreme course will be located behind the Chaparral Aquatic Center’s pool – look for directional signs on the sidewalks to point you in the right direction.
|The Extreme course will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Closed toe tennis shoes are required to run all mud obstacle courses.|
|Recommended for ages 13 and older.|
|The fee for adults (no charge for ages 13 -17) is $10.00 with proceeds going back to support youth programs in Scottsdale.|
|YOUTH (17 yrs & younger) DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER FOR MIGHTY MUD MANIA, but still need to fill out a permission slip.
Online or on-site registration is required only for adults 18 years and older running the EXTREME COURSE.
Register online or call the automated Touch Tone phone system at 480-312-2025 - use course #108012.
You must have an account built for both of these options - 480-312-7957.
You can also register on the day of the event at the Chaparral Park office or at the start of the race. Please keep in mind this is a busy event - pre-registration is highly recommended.
• Clothing: Shirts, and lace up, closed toe shoes are required for everyone participating in Mighty Mud Mania.
• Permission Slips: Before jumping into the muddy fun, we require that everyone fill out a permission slip (for youth) and a waiver (for adults).
• Sunscreen and Hydration: Come prepared with water, hats and sunscreen.
Food and Beverage
You and your family will be hungry after playing in the mud so make plans to enjoy lunch on-site at Mighty Mud Mania. A wide variety of food vendors will be on-site to cater to your cravings.
(Southeast of Hayden and Jackrabbit) permission slip is required. Mighty Mud Activities are all FREE for children but we do ask that every family bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Vista Del Camino Food Bank. Food Drop Off’s will be at each registration site and information booths.
ContactTerry Erickson, Parks & Recreation Manager
Kira Peters, Recreation Supervisor