“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 culminating activity of all the Scottsdale Parks and Recreation summer programs.
Age groups for the original Mighty Mud obstacle course are: 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13-17. For kids 6 and younger we have a mini mud course & puddle pools for the tiny tots.
Adults have wanted to run the MMM Original Mud Obstacle course for years! This year, you can! Pre-register today to run the original obstacle course, from 12:00 to
2:00 p.m. on event day, for a $10 fee. Register through this link. Or go to http://recreation.scottsdaleaz.gov and click on the Activities tab and use barcode #95311.
Shirts and lace up, closed-toed shoes are required for this event.