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March Madness Mud Run
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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. Where is the mud run located?
. How long is the course?
. How much is the registration fee?
. How do I register?
. Can I register at the door?
. How do I register a team?
. Do I have to be in a team to participate?
. How large/small do teams have to be?
. What is the deadline date to register?
. What is the "Team" division?
. What is the "Youth" division?
. Is there a minimum age limit to participate?
. Do I have to accompany my minor child?
. What do I get with my registration fee?
. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
. I can no longer participate, can I get a refund?
. Do I have to know how to swim to do the water pit?
. What if I canít complete a particular obstacle?
. What time should I arrive?
. What should I bring for the Run?
. What is the zip-line water plunge?
. What should I bring if I am also zip-lining?
. Is there a place to rinse off and change?
. Is there somewhere to store my belongings?
. I am out of shape, can I still participate?
. I am pregnant/have a medical issue, can I still participate?
. Do you allow Spectators & can I bring my children?
. Are pets allowed?
. Is there a charge for parking?
. Will there be a photographer?
. If I forget & leave something behind, is there a lost and found?
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Q. Where is the mud run located?

A. March Madness Mud Run is held at Thomas Falls, Inc., located at 5543 US Hwy 259 North,  Diana, Texas.

 

Note: If you still use a GPS system, Do NOT PLUG our physical address into your GPS. Some GPS systems are sending drivers in the wrong direction!!

Driving Directions: If using a GPS, set it for intersection US 259 & FM 726 if traveling North toward Diana or intersection US 259 & FM 450 if traveling South.

We are located on the West side of the road. Enter at Thomas Falls sign entrance. 

Click here to download map or click map image for driving directions.

  Location Map

 

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Q. How long is the course?

A. It is a 5K course.  You may run the entire 5K, or any portion of it. It has land and water obstacles along the course.

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Q. How much is the registration fee?

A. Registration fees vary and increase as the run date approaches.  Registration is Required in advance and prior to the deadline!. (See fees)

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Q. How do I register?

A. To register, you must complete our Electronic Waiver & pay your fees Online. Click here to register.

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Q. Can I register at the door?

A. NO!  You must be pre-registered by the deadline date! In some extreme circumstances we do allow registration at the door. However, you must get PRIOR APPROVAL. NO WALK-INS!

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Q. Do I have to be in a team to participate?

A. No. Many runners participate as an individual runner.

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Q. How large/small do teams have to be?

A. A team consists of a minimum of 5 people. We have had teams with over 20 runners.

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Q. How do I register a team?

A. You must have a minimum of 5 runners. To register, each team member must complete our Electronic Waiver & pay their fees Online. They will need to put the name of their team on the registration form. NOTE: Team members may pay individually, or one person may submit payment for the team. Click here to register.

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Q. When is the deadline date to register?

A. Unless the event sells out, the registration deadline will be 6:00 pm the Thursday before the event. We do sometimes extend the deadline to noon Friday, but we do not guarantee we will take entries beyond Thursday!

Register early to ensure you get the best entry fee!

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Q. What is the "Team" division?

A. The "Team" division consists of groups of 5, or more, runners that are running as a team rather than as an individual. They will choose a team name & the winning team will receive their names on a plaque that will be on display.  NOTE: A "Team" category runner is also eligible for their "Individual" category. i.e. Depending on their "time" a Team runner could possibly be the Men or Women division winner as well.

Each team's top 5 runners' scores are combined to qualify their team for the win!

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Q. What is the "Youth" division?

A. The "Youth" division is for children 7-13 years old, and who are able to swim. They may participate in the event only when accompanied by an adult runner, both on, and off, the course, at all times. Children may not be able to successfully complete some of the obstacles. You will need to provide a life-jacket for your child to participate in the water obstacles or contact us in advance to reserve one of ours. There will be 1 winner from this division (see rules for more info). If no youth runners completes all obstacles, the award will go to the one that completed the most with the fastest time.

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Q. Is there a minimum age limit to participate?

A. Yes.  Children 7-13 years, who are able to swim, may participate ONLY IF they have an adult running with them at all times. Please bring a life-jacket for the water obstacles or contact us in advance to reserve one of ours!  Minors (as well as some adults) may have difficulty completing some of the obstacles.

The minimum age to participate without an adult running beside you is 14-years and up. They will still need an adult present on the property.

Anyone under the age of 18-years will need to have a parent or guardian accompany them at check-in the day of the event.

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Q. Do I have to accompany my minor child?

A. Yes. If your child is 7-13 years & running in the race, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the course!

All minor children 16-years & under must have an adult present at the event & children 14-years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the property.

Do NOT leave your minor children (14-years & under) unattended while you are running in the mud run!

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Q. What do I get with my registration fee?

A. In addition to the time of your life, your registration fee entitles you to a participation award, if registered by deadline, Runners receive Water Plunge Zip-lining & Lunch after the run.

Each runner will receive 1 free guest pass & lunch for a family member or friend to come out and support them (water plunge zip-line does not apply). In addition, applicable runners receive 1 free child guest pass w/lunch for any runner's child under 5-yrs. (Free child guest pass IS ONLY FOR RUNNER'S child or grandchild. Does NOT INCLUDE, nephew, niece, cousin, friends' child, etc.) You may purchase additional guest passes Online.

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Q. Can I transfer my registration to another person?

A. No, in most cases. However, exceptions can be made depending on any arising medical issue or extreme circumstances.

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Q. I can no longer participate, can I get a refund?

A. No. We have a strict no refund policy and refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. If you are simply unable to make it, you do have options. Ask for a rain-check for the next event the following year. This does not infer that Thomas Falls is obligated to have another event. However, a No Show, is not eligible to a rain-check.

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Q. Do I have to know how to swim to do the water pit?

A. Yes. The water pit will vary according to weather and if you cannot swim you MUST BYPASS IT! Life Jackets (please bring your own or make prior arrangements to reserve one of ours) are optional for swimmers age 16 & up. Youth 15-yrs & under MUST WEAR a life-jacket at all times. If you donít feel comfortable you may always bypass any obstacles.

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Q. What if I canít complete a particular obstacle?

A. You may go around any obstacle that you feel you can't complete. All obstacles will be manageable. The more difficult obstacles will have varying degrees of difficulty to accommodate to different fitness levels.  Remember you must be able to swim or you MUST BYPASS the water obstacles completely!

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Q. What time should I arrive?

A. You will need to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to designated run time. We will stop check-in approximately 30-minutes prior to the race starting. The gate will be closed a few minutes before the Mud Run. If you are late, you possibly will not be allowed to check-in and therefore will not be able to participate. 

NO WALK-INS.  You must pre-register!

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Q. What should I bring?

. A Valid ID with your birthday (or Service ID) (maybe required) to check-in
. Cash for food and drinks at the after-party
. Garbage bag to store your muddy clothes as they will be sopping!
. A towel to dry off and protect your car seat on the way home
. Change of clothes & shoes for after the outside rinse.

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Q: What is the zip-line water plunge & what should I bring if I am also zip-lining?

A. This year, zip-liners will zip the zip-line water plunge - The first of its kind in Texas!  Zip over 600-feet of exciting fun!  You must have closed toe shoes to zip-line.  If you have long hair, it needs to be pulled back or up. This is optional after the Run is over.  It is FREE to runners only.  Your guests) may zip-line for a fee of $29 (or $39 cash at the gate). Guests must be pre-registered.

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Q. Is there a place to rinse off and change?

A. There will be a rinse station with changing area available after you complete the course. Remember, this is a rinse station, not a shower. You will not need soap or a washcloth for our rinse station, as we need to keep it moving so everyone has an opportunity to rinse.

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Q. Is there somewhere to store my belongings?

A. Yes. You may stow your belongings in a single bag at the pavilion.  Please have your bag clearly marked.  It can be a bag, tote, backpack, etc.  Only 1 bag per person. No coolers allowed. Donít bring anything you donít want covered in mud.  Small lockers (limited number) maybe available for valuables only (no clothes or shoes). Check ahead of time for locker availability. If locker is available, bring your own mini, or small lock. Teams must share 1 locker.

We suggest that you leave all valuables at home. We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen, items!

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Q. I am out of shape, can I still participate?

A. Absolutely. The event is for both competitive and non-competitive runners. We do recommend you do some light cardio a couple times per week paired with some upper body strengthening to help you get up and over the obstacles. However, youíll have the option to bypass any obstacle that youíre not comfortable tackling.

Out of shape is different from medical issues. Please see medical issue below.

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Q. I am pregnant or have a medical issue, can I still participate?

A. NO! We may know how to put on an awesome event, but our prenatal/medical knowledge is limited.

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Q. Do you allow Spectators & am I allowed to bring my children?

A. Yes Ė SPECTATORS/GUESTS: MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE by the deadline! Due to the nature of the mud run course, MINOR CHILDREN AGE 14-YRS & UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Children left un-attended, at any time, could result in their runner being asked to leave the course to attend to them and thus resulting in disqualification.

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Q. Are pets allowed?

A. No. Animals are not allowed on the property with the exception of service dogs and prior permission.

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Q. Is there a charge for parking?

A. Free Parking and walk to start line.

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Q. Will there be a photographer?

A. No. We try to take as many photos as possible on site the day of the Run. Be sure to have your bib secured on the front of your shirt so we can identify you in pictures. Photos will be available on Facebook within a week after your event date. 

Everyone is welcome to take pictures as long as they DO NOT GET ON THE COURSE or interfere with the Mud Run. Please share any pictures that you may take by tagging us on Facebook.

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Q. I left something behind, is there a lost and found?

A. Yes. Any "found" items will be kept for 30-days after the event. We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. Please leave any valuables, such as jewelry, at home.

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Contact Us: 903-968-6924 or info@thomasfalls.com
Thomas Falls . 5543 US Hwy 259 N. - Diana, TX between Diana & Ore City Phone: 903-968-6924
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