THE GREAT MUDDY ESCAPE November 17, 2018

Location: General Sam's Offroad Park   (224 Bishop Road, Huntsville, TX)

The best part of The Great Muddy Escape is getting dirty. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough guy fun runs, or a warrior dash, this “escape” is yours to conquer. Our obstacle course race is designed to test your resilience, strength, stamina, quick decision making skills, and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. Participants can choose from a 5K, 2-mile and 1-mile course. Obstacles include tire mountains, spider walls, cliff climbs and much more. Sign-up by October 17th and save money on your registration fee!

Are you ready to make the Great Escape? 


 1 Mile  9:00 AM CST  
 2 Mile  9:00 AM CST  
 5K  9:00 AM CST  


 Friday 11/16/17   

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Packet pick up at The Prison Museum (491 State Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, 77320)

 Saturday 11/17/17 

7:30 a.mRegistration/Check-in 

9 a.m. Race begins

10:30 a.m. Lunch served (BBQ sandwiches)

11 a.m. Award Ceremony 


Course – The 5k and 2 mile courses overlap.Both courses are marked with arrows and caution tape.There will be volunteers along the way to help direct you.There will also be volunteers at each of the obstacles to help you know what to do.As you complete each obstacle, you will collect an armband.You do not need to complete each obstacle to enjoy the race, however, only runners having completed all obstacles are eligible for race medals.The one mile family course is completely separate.

Timed heat – If you are running the timed heat at 9:00 am, you must check in at the finish line so that a volunteer can check your armbands.In order to medal, you must complete all obstacles.Medals will be given to the top three male and females in the 5k and 2 mile timed race.

Race results will be posted for the timed heat.Be sure to check your results for accuracy.Results will also be posted at

Race Photography – Photographers will be along the course.Pictures will be added to the Facebook page after the race.There will also be a “jail cell” available for photo ops.Be sure to “like” The Great Muddy Escape Facebook page and post your pictures.

Water Stations – There is one water station at the halfway point on the 5k and 2 mile course.There is also water at the finish line.

Food – There will be barbeque sandwiches served starting after the first heat at 10:30 am.They will be served until the last person has finished.

Awards – The awards ceremony will be announced at 11:00 am.Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female finishers in the 5k and 2mile timed races, largest team, and fastest team in the 2 mile and 5k.The $500.00 gift card door prize will announced at the end of the award ceremony.You must be present to win the $500.00.Be sure you keep up with your portion of the door prize ticket.

Showers - There are hot showers available at General Sam’s.You must bring your own towel and soap.

Inclement weather - The Great Muddy Escape planning committee is looking forward to another great event.   The event will be held rain or shine.  If the conditions become dangerous, such as lightening or high winds, the race start will be delayed or canceled.  If the race has to be canceled, arrangements will be made for t-shirt and packet pick-up after race day.  As this is a fundraising event, no refunds will be provided.Also, the door prize drawing will be held based on paid registrations and arrangements made with the winner to receive the 500.00 gift card. 

The Huntsville Family YMCA would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers!