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Mad Mud Run & Mudpuppy Splash - Get dirty, exercise and have fun with family and friends - Bring books for Spread the Word Nevada
Published on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 (6:38 p.m.)It’s fun to get dirty, burn a few calories and laugh a lot with family and friends. People of all ages can do that at the Mad Mud Run and Mudpuppy Splash for kids, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27. For the third year in a row, the unique event will be held at the Providence master planned community in northwest Las Vegas. Festivities are centered at the community’s new Knickerbocker Park, located at 10695 W. Dorrell Lane.
Participants of the 4.6-mile, timed Mad Mud Run race will travel an action-packed, marked course through multiple obstacles that culminate with a cool and messy mud pit. Obstacles encompass typical “boot camp” style activities with a low wall, belly crawl, balance beams, water wall, tire array, hay bales, and the 40-foot-long mud pit. The maximum time on the course is two hours.
There will be four waves for adult racers at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and may be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Race day check-in begins at 8 a.m., and mandatory pre-race announcements will be made 15 minutes prior to each start. The minimum age to participate is 12 years old. For those under 18, special waivers are required.
The 100-meter Mudpuppy Splash is open to the first 200 4 to 12-year-olds who register. The $15 per child cost includes a t-shirt and dog tag. Children, ages 4 to 6, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian through the mud pit (adult doesn’t have to register for this unless competing in Mad Mud Run). Registration will be available until 11 a.m. on race day with the event starting around 11:30 a.m.
Cost for the Mad Mud Run is $50 per person until April 13 and $60 per person thereafter until 10:15 a.m. on race day when registration closes. The fee includes an event t-shirt and dog tag. Online registration, at www.madmudrun.com, closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 24. Early registration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 26 at REI Boca Park, 710 S Rampart Boulevard.
Costumes are encouraged with prizes awarded to those deemed most creative.
Mad Mud Run begins and ends at Knickerbocker Park, with the course winding through the 1,200-acre community and surrounding neighborhood. Other activities at the park will include registration, entertainment, refreshments, booths, volleyball, soccer and other park games.
Entrants and other attendees are encouraged to donate to or bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. The nonprofit organization promotes literacy to make it possible for all children in Nevada to experience the magic of books.
Mad Mud Run organizers also need people to douse participants with water in the course’s Splash Zone so Super Soakers are welcome. Other volunteers are welcome too.
For information, registration or to volunteer, visit www.madmudrun.com
or email [email protected]
Developed by Focus Property Group, Providence is among the top 10 best-selling master planned communities in the country, according to rankings by leading real estate and industry research and advisory firms, and the second best-selling community in Nevada. Providence’s spirit is rooted in the traditions of small town America where neighborhoods bring people together in common goals and common interests. Wide tree-lined boulevards frame the community, which will house 7,500 single and multi-family units. The master plan features the Providence Promenade linear park, new Knickerbocker Park with spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, and miles of trail systems. The northwest Las Vegas community is located at 7051 N. Hualapai Way. For information, visit www.providencelv.com.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these home libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Other literacy programs include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 1.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 223,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. For information, visit www.spreadthewordnevada.org.
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