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The Original Mud Run - Houston, TX

Starts Location Fees
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Limited to first 4000 runners. Must be 12 +
Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Contact Information:
Event Organizer Website
see below

Two courses! 5K (3.1 mile) 18 plus obstacles. 10K (6.2) mile, 30+ obstacles. Both courses are Military Style Obstacle Course for runners 12 years and older. Runners under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by an adult and must be accompanied by an adult during the entire race. See our website for details. www.TheOriginalMudRun.com

All Prize 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 Prize Category Participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. 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 PRIZE DIVISIONS will result in participant’s removal from the competition. Required race attire in Prize 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 competitive 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.

At packet pick up you will receive a timing chip, wrist band and t-shirt. Additionally we will have a waiver for you to sign and at that time you must present a valid ID. You are responsible for the timing chip, if the chip is lost or forgotten you will need to pay a $15 replacement fee on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you are picking up for someone else, simply bring a photocopy of their driver's license, their signed waiver and a signed consent form saying you are authorized to pick up their paid entry (signatures MUST match). Here are links to those forms for your convenience.

Waiver: http://www.theoriginalmudrun.com/sites/default/files/Houston%20Waiver.pdf

Consent Form: http://www.theoriginalmudrun.com/sites/default/files/Houston%20Consent%20Form.pdf

We highly encourage each individual to pick up his or her own packet. However if you are picking up for a group of six or more participants you may experience wait times of up to two hours.

Packet pick up dates, times and location:

Thursday, May 24 and Friday May 25

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sun & Ski Sports

6100 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77057


Visit the Event Organizer's Website

Additional Information

Fee Schedule

Now thru 11-20-2011 $35.00 (I'm the Earliest Bird)
11-21-2011 to 11-27-2011 $40.00 (I'm an Early Bird)
11-28-2011 to 12-31-2011 $50.00 (I'm a Mudrunner)
1-1-2012 to 5-23-2012 $60.00 (I'm not losing my spot)
Registration at Packet Pick Up is $75.00
Kids Run $20.00

Support our Charities

All participants are asked to set up a "participants donation page". Friends, family and co-workers can support your effort & raise some much needed cash for our charitable partner Salute, Inc.. We can't conduct the race w/out their volunteer help & they can't do the great work they do without ours. 100% of all pledged funds go directly to the charity.

What is DGAP?

DGAP stands for Division for Generally Athletic People or Don't Give A Poop (about my placement). It is the "FUN RUN" division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL ENTRY! There's NO TEAM OPTION DURING REGISTRATION but you can form as a team at the race in any way you want! Again you can wear anything, run as fast or slow as you want, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, run as a team of any size, have fun, stop and play, anything you want.

Team Captains

Competitive divisions ONLY. DGAP includes only non-competitive divisions

Please click the green "Register Now" button to create and register as part of your team. Once your team has been created please advise your team members to REGISTER and JOIN your TEAM.

Team Members

Competitive divisions ONLY. DGAP includes only non-competitive divisions

Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register. On the registration form, select your Team name from the drop down list of teams and continue with your registration. If you do NOT see your teams name in the drop down list please contact your team captain.


Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register and pay.