"Just For The Mud Of It" is a fund raising event created, built, and maintained by the Mobile Police Department S.W.A.T. Team, and supported by the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation. This event was created in 2015 in order to raise funds to supplement the training budget for the S.W.A.T. Team. All proceeds from this event go directly to the team in order to send S.W.A.T. Officers to specialized training schools to keep up with ever evolving tactics. Funds are also used to re-certify officers in special skill sets, and to assist the Mobile Police Department with purchasing equipment to keep S.W.A.T. Officers safe during dangerous operations.
Each of the 30 obstacles on our 3 mile mud run course, and 15 obstacles on our 1 mile kids run course is designed to replicate some of the real life obstacles that a S.W.A.T. Team could encounter on a real operation. From climbing over walls and low crawling, to balancing across a single cable rope bridge and a weighted rope pull, this course will test your strength, balance, and most of all, your will to complete it.
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Most runs and races are started with a horn or a whistle. Just For The Mud Of It is started with a bang, literally.
We use a distraction device similar to the ones used on real S.W.A.T. operations to start our event.
And just to make things even cooler, we pop smoke too.
Yes, we built a firing range on our course. We get your heart rate up from running and climbing, then make you take a precision shot on a small target with a paintball gun.
The trench is a mountain of dirt, followed by 60ft of thick, sticky mud, then a mountain of giant tires, and finished off with a 10ft mud pit.
The tire wall is just that, a wall of tires. It's 14ft tall, and sways back and forth as you climb up.
The slide is 6ft tall with a low crawl mud pit waiting below.
It's not actually your body weight, but this far into the course, It may as well be. This 50LB kettle bell lift will have your upper body burning.
This 50ft cable bridge will put your balance to the test. The more people on the bridge, the more challenging it becomes.
Run times are displayed for all events, and captured by our professional photographer as you cross the finish line.
No one wants to go home covered in sand and mud. A local volunteer fire department graciously donates their time to wash you off after the run.
Enjoy our custom corn hole boards and inflatable obstacle course between runs.
Become a S.W.A.T. Officer, or at least look like one with our new "face-in-hole" prop.
Enjoy food and beverages from two local restaurants at no extra charge.
We give awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in 6 age groups, and a special award for the overall fastest male and fastest female. Check out the awards page for more information.
These exclusive velcro finisher patches are awarded to all participants that complete the mud run course in the competitive race and non-competitive runs, and the kids run. Collect a new patch each year to show your support for this event.
Red and black mud run finisher patch.
Red and black kids run patch.
OD Green and black mud run finisher patch.
OD Green and black kids run patch.
This is a map of the entire 3 mile mud run course. This is the course for both the competitive race and non-competitive runs. If you complete the entire course, you will receive the new "Finisher" patch.
Competitive race participants must complete the entire course to place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
This is the kids run course. It is approximately 1.2 miles with 15 obstacles. All kids age 7-12 should be able to do these obstacles. Parents are encouraged to run with younger kids to assist them if necessary. These are the same obstacles that are on the full mud run course. Participants of the kids run are not required to complete any obstacles. T-shirts and velcro patches will be given to all kids run participants.