Mustang Mud Run challenges participants with mud, water and obstacles – The Madison Record

MADISON — Participants in the Mustang Mud Run will experience mud, slime, creek water and an obstacle course, along with a sense of accomplishment to help those in need.

Presented by Madison Academy, the Mustang Mud Run 5K is a premier event for northern Alabama. The 5K Obstacle Course (i.e. 3.1 miles) is located on the Madison Academy campus and will challenge participants with 22 obstacles along – and through – Indian Creek and the adjacent woods.

Package pickup will take place April 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Madison Academy. On race day, kits will be available at the registration area.

The April 16 race will open at 8:45 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. In recent years, the Mud Run has attracted an average of 250 race participants, plus 60 volunteers.

The 5K is open to anyone aged 12 or over. Runners can expect to slide, slide, climb, jump and swing to the finish. Participants will run several rounds, including one for elite runners and an open round for ages 12 and up. (

The course has over 20 obstacles that will challenge riders to use strategy and strength. Obstacles include the Tarzan Twist, Leap of Faith, Mud Pits, Walls of Jericho, Grime Climb, Creek Crossing, Hole-y Moley, and Swamp Sludge.

Officials urge participants to attempt obstacles; however, they understand that individuals may have a limitation and will not overcome the obstacle.

Plus, kids six and up can participate in the Lil’ Muddy 1K Series. Parents who ran in a previous round can run again for free with their “Lil’ Mudders”.

All participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal.

The registration fee for individuals is $55. For Lil’ Muddy, the fee is $25. The family pack of four will receive a $5 discount per registration. Parking fees are $10 per vehicle, cash only.

Group rates are available for teams of 10 or more. To register, email race officials. For more information, visit

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