Providence to host mud run today

Early risers can still participate in today’s Mad Mud Run and Mudpuppy Splash for children at the Providence master-planned community in northwestern Las Vegas.

Registration for the 4.6-mile obstacle course-like race for 12-year-olds and older closes at 9 a.m. with the fun competition beginning at 10 a.m. Registration for the 200-meter Mudpuppy Splash for 4- to 12-year-olds closes at 10 a.m. with the race starting around 11:30 a.m.

Registration is at Providence’s Knickerbocker Park, where the events begin and end. It’s also the site of the 40-foot-long mud pit that racers must cross to reach the finish line.

Providence is located at 7051 N. Hualapai Way (Las Vegas Beltway North and Hualapai). To get to Knickerbocker Park, go north on Hualapai, west on Dorrell Lane and south on Brighton Village Street. For information, visit or

People can still participate even if they’re not racing. They can bring squirt guns or Super Soakers to douse Mad Mud Run racers in the Splash Zone at the beginning of the race. There also will be hot dogs, booths, awards ceremony and other activities taking advantage of the mud pit.

Racers are encouraged to wear costumes and have a chance to win a prize for the best one. The awards ceremony also will honor top finishers in individual and team categories. Teams can be two- or five-person and male, female or mixed.

Mad Mud Run also provides an opportunity for people to donate to Safe Nest, the oldest and largest domestic violence program in Southern Nevada.

Attendees can bring gently used clothing and household items for the nonprofit organization that operates the only 24-hour emergency shelters with undisclosed locations for the safety of battered women and children, a 24-hour crisis hotline and other programs. For information, visit

Mad Mud Run is designed for people of all fitness levels. The course winds through Providence and the surrounding neighborhood with various obstacles along the way. They include a low wall to climb over, belly crawl under a net, balance beams, water wall, hay bale hurdles, and mud pit to cross.

The race costs $60 per person. A special waiver is required for 12- to 18-year-olds.

To complete the Mudpuppy Splash, children will encounter hay bale hurdles and the mud pit. A parent or guardian must accompany 4- to-6-year-olds through the mud pit. The event costs $15 and is limited to the first 200 who register.

The event is sponsored by the Providence Master Homeowners Association, Providence Master Plan and Sierra Adventure Sports.

After Mad Mud Run activities, attendees are invited to visit the neighborhoods in Providence, named the seventh best-selling master-planned community in the country by RCLCO, the nation’s leading independent real estate advisory firm. Providence is the second best-selling master plan in Nevada, according to local studies.

KB Home’s Brighton neighborhood will host a free barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. after Mad Mud Run concludes.

Brighton is across the street from Knickerbocker Park. Priced from the $130,000s, the community features two models and seven floor plans. The one- and two-story homes have as many as five bedroom homes ranging from 1,670 to 2,602 square feet.

Other Providence builders include: Beazer Homes, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Richmond American Homes, R/S Development, Ryland Homes, Warmington and Woodside Homes.

Designed to reflect the traditions of small-town America, Providence features wide boulevards lined with hundreds of mature trees and the Providence Promenade, a nearly half-mile-long linear park.

Knickerbocker Park will be completed later this year. For information, visit or call 702-433-5084

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