Scottsdale Mighty Mud Mania

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!

June 10, 2017   |   7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   |   Chaparral Park, 5401 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 

Pricing: 0- 17 years of age: FREE , 18 years + Extreme Course: $10

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 Muddy Tot” 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.

What is Mighty Mud Mania?

It’s a wet, dirty, wonderful event where kids (and adults) can do something that is normally forbidden — play in the mud!

Scottsdale ‘s Mighty Mud Mania began in 1976 with a couple of hundred kids. It is a highly anticipated event each year, and, naturally, has grown in popularity. The original mud obstacle course is designed for 7 – 12-year-olds. The Extreme Mud Obstacle Course is for ages 13 and older and includes seven more challenging obstacles.

The Mini Mud Course is for children 4 to 6 years old. The Muddy Tot will provide muddy fun for children ages 1 to 3.

How do I get tickets and how much are they?

There is no charge for children (1-17 years old) to participate. Each family is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the local food bank.

There is a $10 course fee for participants 18 and older at the Extreme Mud Course. The fee supports Scottsdale youth programs. Use barcode 114202 to register online.

What should people wear?

Shirts are required. All participants must wear shoes that lace up and have closed toes. No sandals, Crocs, slip-on water shoes.

Leave the expensive athletic shoes at home — they’ll never be the same. Assume you will be throwing them away. Your local discount or dollar store may have sneakers that would work. Wear old clothing.

How do the kids clean up?

Don’t worry. Children will be washed off.

We’re excited to announce some new additions to this year’s event!

Child Pre-Registration

We’re excited to announce that for the first time ever, Mighty Mud Mania will allow pre-registration for the child participants. How does it work? Go to our online registration site. You will need to sign up each child attending the event individually and complete an online waiver for each of them. Then starting May 22nd, you can go to one of our three packet pick up locations, show your receipt and receive your event packet including your child wristbands. Then just show up the day of the event with your wristbands on and jump into all the fun action. Pick up locations include McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, Chaparral Park, and Eldorado Park. To register click here

Fast Passes for Original and Extreme Courses

We’re excited to announce that for the first time ever, Fast Passes are available for sale for the Original and Extreme Courses.  Each pass can be used only once and is valid from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Buy your pass soon, as there are only 500 passes available for the event. To purchase click here

What else should I know?

Every child is required to have a permission slip and every adult needs to sign a waiver.

You can find forms online.

There are non-muddy activities for those who don’t want to get dirty, inflatable water slides and inflatable activities.

Everyone age 13 and over, including adults, can take up the challenge at the Extreme Mud Course. Look for it behind the Chaparral Aquatic Center pool. Registration is required for anyone 18 years old and up running the Extreme Mud Course. To register you must have or establish an account with Scottsdale recreation. Registrations will be accepted on premises.

Fast Passes will be available for sale for the Original and Extreme Courses. Each pass has a designated use time and can only be used once. The cost is $10 per pass and is limited to 500 passes. There may be Fast Passes on sale at the event (Chaparral Park Building), but sales will close when the lines get too long.

The Chaparral pool will not be open during Mighty Mud Mania.

There are no prizes or awards for the mud obstacle course races. They are just for fun. There are several heats, with children grouped by age. Because so many kids attend, children may be limited to going through the obstacle course only once so everyone has an opportunity to experience it.

Drinking water and some areas for shade will be provided.

Vendors, information booths about recycling and food concessions will also be at the park.

Finally, be aware that this is a very well-attended event. There will be lines. If participants are patient and courteous, everyone can have a great time.

What if I have more questions?

For more information visit Mighty Mud Mania online or call 480-312-0205.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

About Todd

Todd Navin – Owner and Publisher of Navin Media Group. Mr. Navin has launched several successful websites in the Scottsdale area including and and the "NEW" addition to the family - Back Pocket Guide. The printed "Scottsdale Dining Edition" will be available for the Winter 2016.

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