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Article by Josh Allen/Managing Editor – eParis Extra!
Although the ‘muddy’ games will not take place until October, it would be best to get conditioning on your mind early if you want to have a shot at winning at the Mad Max Mud Run — a course of at least 12 obstacles totaling a distant of 5K, across the Texas terrain, in the mud, and to be done on foot.
The event will take place in Powderly, Texas, near Gate 2 Road. A large plot of land just outside of Paris, on the east side of 271 North, has been set aside for the games. The land was previously used for ATV riding, dirt bikes, trails, etc.
Taking it’s name from the famous Camp Maxey just outside of Paris, the Mad Max Mud Run will feature military-type obstacles and will have a military-type theme.
Anyone from the ages of 14 and older are encouraged to come and participate. Not just participate though, be a part of a great cause that could benefit the future of Paris and Lamar County.
The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry — who is responsible for bringing us this Mud Run — is a non-profit organization with the mission of ensuring that Lamar County students are successful graduates and work to fully prepare them to enter the workforce and/or college or higher education.
Several community projects — all focusing on the younger generation’s growth, well being and fitness — are hosted around Lamar County and its schools by the LCCEBI throughout each year such as, Fit 4 Life, Project SAVE, Reading TO the Future, Kids Marathon, Junior Achievement, Walk Across Texas and Texas Scholars.
The 2012 Mad Max Mud Run will be the LCCEBI’s first major annual fundraiser, which is designed to help raise funds for their mission and current or new community project’s.
Registration for the event is easy. All you have to do is visit the Mad Max Mud Run 2012 website at www.madmax2012.com. Here you will find the registration form. Fill it out and submit.
The website is currently under construction and will be going through updates as time progresses, so keep an eye on it for exciting news, photos and information. This event is going to be a lot of fun.
For the entire month of July, ending on July 31, 2012, there will be an early bird registration. A significant discount is applied to the registration fee making it only $55 if you sign up during this time. After the end of July, the fee will go up.
All the proceeds, including your registration fee will go to the wonderful causes of the LCCEBI, so register yourself and encourage everyone that you know to participate.
“It is not a team event, but we are encouraging everyone to sign up with friends, family and co-workers.” stated LCCEBI Executive Director, Stephanie Connot.
“We are looking for sponsors”, she continued. ”There are some great opportunities for local businesses to sponsor this fundraising event.”
If you choose to be a sponsor — depending on your level of sponsorship — you could get the namesake of the entire event (“Your Business name” presents Mad Max Mud Run 2012) as the underwriter, name an obstacle at the next level, get a pick of the platoon, etc. From the Major sponsorship and up, you will get your name on all the Mad Max T-shirts.
The levels of sponsorship are as follows, in descending order (These opportunities are first come first serve).
- 5 Star General (Namesake of event; only 1 General sponsor)
There are many different types of obstacles in mind for the run. Events that will require physical and mental toughness and are made to challenge even the best. There will be a competitions featuring a mud crawl through a series of trenches covered by logs, a crawl through a trail of tires on a wooded path, jumping over a wall of flames, climbing a large cargo net, swinging with a rope over a mud or water pit, cross a wooden beam on hands and knees, climb over a series of round hay bales, and many more.
Remember you could name one of these obstacles.
On October 20, 2012 Lamar County and the surrounding will get to compete in its first ever Mad Max Mud Run. Brought to you by the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry. People from all over will be there, and according to the LCCEBI’s Facebook page, they’ve already had their first out-of-state registration from Arkansas.
Check out the Mud Run on Facebook by clicking the link below.