Providence to hold Mad Mud Run May 21

It’s time for some downright dirty fun while helping to eradicate domestic violence. Both can be accomplished at the Mad Mud Run at 10 a.m. May 21 at the Providence master-planned community.

The northwestern Las Vegas community was recently named one of the top 10 best-selling communities in the country by RCLCO, the leading independent real estate advisory firm in the country.

Participants of the 4.6-mile race will travel an action-packed, marked course through multiple obstacles that ends with a cool and messy mud pit and awards ceremony crowning the fastest individuals and teams, plus special prizes for best costumes.

Entrants and other attendees are encouraged to donate gently used clothing and household items for Safe Nest, the oldest and largest domestic violence program in Nevada with 24-hour emergency shelters and a 24-hour crisis hotline, among other programs.

“The Mad Mud Run is a fun and challenging event for people of all levels of fitness, and even all ages with the Mudpuppy Splash for kids,” said Rick Eastman, Mad Mud Run organizer. “Participants enjoy themselves as it’s such a different type of event than traditional races and walks. And really, how often do you get to play in mud?”

Mad Mud Run obstacles encompass typical “boot camp”-style activities with a low wall, belly crawl, balance beams, water wall, hay bale and, of course, a 40-foot-long mud pit that participants must cross.

The minimum age is 12. For those under 18, special waivers are required. Teams of two and five also may participate and may be co-ed, all-male or all-female.

The cost is $50 per person until today and $60 per person thereafter until 9 a.m. on race day when check-in closes.

Electronic registration closes May 17. The cost includes an event T-shirt, goody bag, dog tag and refreshments. A mandatory prerace meeting will be held at 9:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m.

The 100-meter Mudpuppy Splash is open to the first 200 children, ages 4 to 12, who register. The $15 per child cost includes a T-shirt, race bib, dog tag and refreshments.

Children ages 4 to 6, must be accompanied by a parent through the mud pit. Registration will be available until 10 a.m. on race day with the event starting around 11:30 a.m.

Pre-event check-in takes place at the REI store in Boca Park May 20 from 5-7 p.m. It is located at 710 S. Rampart Blvd.

Mad Mud Run begins and ends at Providence’s Knickerbocker Park site, with the course winding through the 1,200-acre community and surrounding neighborhood.

All other activity, including entertainment, scavenger hunt, refreshments, booths and awards ceremony, will be at the Knickerbocker site.

Providence is located at 7051 N. Hualapai Way (Las Vegas Beltway and Hualapai).

To get to the park, go north on Hualapai, west on Dorrell Lane and south on Brighton Village Street. For information, call 702-433-5084 or visit

For information or registration, visit or email help@sierra

Mad Mud Run organizers also need people to douse participants with water in the course’s Splash Zone so Super Soakers are welcome.

Wide boulevards lined with hundreds of mature shade trees frame Providence, which will house 7,500 single and multifamily units.

The master plan features the Providence Promenade, a nearly half-mile long linear park, providing the perfect location for residents to play, jog, bike or stroll. The community has miles of trail systems and will have two neighborhood parks, one opens later this year. For information, visit

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