The Original Mud Run Houston - Spring 2013
DateMay 25 (All day)
Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston , TXREGISTER NOW
Are you ready to play DIRTY? Don't worry we are too! The Original Mud Run is a 5K/10K military style obstacle course. 2013 marks its 4th year of piling on the grime in Houston. Yep this year we have two courses! A 5K, 3.1 mile course with 18 plus obstacles and a10K, 6.2 mile course with 30+ military style obstacles.
All COMPETITION Categories (teams and individuals BUT NOT DGAP) will be wearing “boots and utes”-combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants (no tights). All COMPETITION Category Participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. COMPETITION CATEGORIES ARE ONLY 10K...THERE IS NO COMPETITION 5K!!!!!!! If you don't like that, run in the fun run called DGAP....in the DGAP division any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and course is basically the same.
Unauthorized attire in COMPETITION DIVISIONS will result in participant’s removal from the competition. Required race attire in COMPETITION Divisions is for the safety of all participants competing at a much faster pace, a leveling of the playing field and is more conducive to the rough nature of the obstacles along the course. Expect everything you wear to be covered in mud and water by the end of the race. Bring extra clothes and a towel! All DGAP participant are highly encouraged to wear the same attire as the COMPETITION groups but there is no requirement to do so for participation.
DGAP is also the CRAZY COSTUME division and there are no requirements to complete all obstacles if a participant does not feel inclined to do so. There are NO DGAP TEAMS..... OFFICIALLY. DGAP is an Individual entry but you can all run together and "call yourself" a team of any size or gender combination. If you want to run with friends in DGAP...register for the same start time!
There are approximately 18-20 obstacles to overcome along the 3.1 Mile course and approximately 25-30 obstacles to overcome along the 6.2 Mile course, most of which contain water and mud. Although none of the obstacles are impossible, they do require a certain level of strength and fitness and the potential exists for serious injury or death due to falls, trips and crawling. Obstacles can be taken at any pace or skipped completely and thus the course is able to be completed by most anyone.
In the competitive division obstacles must be attempted three times, however, if a competitive runner feels unsafe attempting the obstacle he/she is encouraged to go around the obstacle. Not attempting the obstacle the required three times will disqualify you from prize eligibility The only exception is with obstacles that involve swimming where an alternate route is available. Should a competitive runner choose the alternate route instead of completing the swim obstacle he/she will not be penalized as the added run distance will be included in his/her overall time.
It will challenge you more as you attempt a greater speed completing it. Safety will be the number one priority during the event. Participants will be required to conduct themselves in a controlled and serious manner while navigating obstacles. Anyone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others through reckless behavior, will be removed from the obstacle and/or the course. Volunteers will be course safety monitors and are present throughout the course. IF you do not have the athletic ability to complete an obstacle you are encouraged to skip it. Please adhere to the tenets of the waiver and consult a physician prior to attempting this race. The requirements for stamina, upper body strength and swimming may require the evaluation of a fitness professional.
CONSENT FORM & WAIVER
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ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESAY MAY 23RD 2013 @ 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME.
REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING PRE RACE PACKET PICK UP AT SUN & SKI SPORTS.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
There are no changes or substitutions allowed inside of 7 days prior to the race and the are no refunds once registered. However unlikely, extreme weather and other conditions may result in a postponement of the event to a future date which you will be transferred to automatically should the need to do so occur. Event registration insurance is available through active.com.
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Prerace packet pick up is available on Friday, May 24th, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at:
Sun & Ski Sports
6100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057