Friday, 01 June 2012

Are you looking to have some fun this summer?  There is a great event that’s coming up in just 7 days! Mighty Mud Mania is on Saturday, June 9 and pretty much consists of an obstacle course full of mud.

"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, according to their website.

Mighty Mud Mania has always been for kids, but this year adults can participate too! If you are interested you can pre-register through their website to run the original obstacle course from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on event day for a $10 fee.

Registration begins at 8 am the morning of the event. Children must be present to register and have signed permission slip from their parents. Besides being a pretty cool event, it is also free but they do ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank.

The event taking place at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road (Southeast of Hayden and Jackrabbit)

So there you have it, something really fun to do with the kids this summer in Arizona!

Check out their website here.

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