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!
"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!
When: June 11, 2016
Time: 7:30am to 1pm
Where: Chaparral Park, 5401 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale AZ 85250
The event includes “The Original Mud Obstacle Course,” a footrace for 7 to 12 year olds with obstacles and mud pits as deep as 5 feet to run, jump and crawl through; ropes to swing on into mud, a slide to go down, and a tube dive that children dive through into a pit of mud.
The Extreme course will have similar obstacles, more challenging, for 13 years and older. The “Mini Mud Course” is for children 4 to 6 years old and new this year “The Mud Nursery” will provide fun for children 1 to 3. Participants 6 and under can also participate in “Mudville” a “town” destined to provide a mighty muddy good time. The event also includes inflatable water slides, inflatable activities, food vendors, open play mud pits, sponsor area, and wash stations.
We’re excited to announce some new additions to this year’s event!
Remodel of Mini Mud Course
The Mini Mud Course is going through a renovation for the 41st annual Mighty Mud Mania Event. The course is now being designed for participants between the ages of 4 and 6 and will consist of 6 obstacles.
The Mud Nursery
Mighty Mud Mania is for all ages and that includes the little ones. The Mud Nursery is a walkthrough course designed for participants between the ages of 1 and 3 and will consist of 6 mini obstacles. The Mud Nursery will be located at the entrance to Mudville, a muddy town for ages 6 and under.
Fast Passes for Original and Extreme Courses
We’re excited to announce that for the first time ever, Fast Passes will be available for sale for the Original and Extreme Courses. Passes will go on sale for residents on May 2nd at 7am and for nonresidents on May 3rd at 7am through our Recreation Classes and Programs Brochure online. Each pass has a designated use time and can only be used once, cost is $10 per pass and is limited to 500 passes.
Participants 17 and under
All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver form completed/signed by a legal guardian to participate in any of the Mighty Mud Mania activities. Each form can have up to 6 different participants. We highly recommended bringing a completed waiver form with you to the event to speed up the registration process.
Participants 18 and older
Participants 18 and older attending the event will only need a waiver submitted if they plan on participating in the Extreme Course.
Looking for a unique way to promote your organization to the public while supporting a great family friendly, free event? Become a sponsor for this year’s Mighty Mud Mania! We offer several sponsorship levels & each includes marketing opportunities and onsite promotions. For more information please take a look at our sponsorship packet or email Dan Miller at Dmiller@scottsdaleaz.gov.
Extreme Course Registration
The Extreme course is designed as a more challenging option in comparison to the Original course. The course is made up of 7 obstacles and is roughly 300 feet long. The Extreme course is recommended for ages 13 and older. Anyone 18 and older that plans to participate in the Extreme Course will need to pay a $10 fee to participate. Extreme course registrationlinks to external site will open up on May 2nd for residents and May 3rd for non-residents through our Recreation Classes and Programs Brochure online. Day of registration will open at 7:30 am and will close at 12:30pm (registration may close earlier due to the length of the extreme course line) and will be located in front of the Chaparral Park building. Visit recreation.scottsdaleaz.govlinks to external siteto sign up and pay.
Mighty Mud Mania participants RECYCLE!
Our partner, Scottsdale’s Solid Waste, will be educating us about recycling. This will be a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about recycling and to encourage us all to recycle and respect our earth for the future.