Mudder's Day Madness Mud Run & 5K

Mudder’s Day Madness 5K is a mud run that consists of obstacles, and of course plenty of mud! Everyone eight years of age and up, are welcome! This fun, family friendly, fundraising event will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 (day before Mother’s Day) at 10 AM on Montvale’s beautiful grounds at the foot of Chilhowee Mountain. Proceeds from the Mudder’s Day Madness 5K benefit Harmony Family Center and their services to children through foster care, adoption, and post adoption counseling and programs.

General Information:

Location: Montvale in Maryville

Event Time: 10:00 AM

Cost for ages 17 and under is $20 through Apr. 21 (increases to $25)

Cost for ages 18 and over is $35 through Apr. 21 (increases to $45)

Only 130 participants, registration is wide open

Course is mostly trail with obstacles and tons of mud! We recommend using duct tape to keep your shoes on!

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All proceeds benefit Harmony Family Center programming.

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Tell us PAWS for Kids Program:

This program matches dogs from rescue programs with adopted children served by Harmony.

A comfort dog can be a source of support for both the child and the family during the difficulty of bonding and forming relationships after experiencing traumatic life experiences. Neuroscience research shows:

1. Children who are emotionally attached to their pets learn trust and build healthy relationships

2. Everyday activities with pets are calming and help organize and regulate children's brains

3. Animals provide safe, nonjudgmental and nonthreatening companionship which provides a sense of security in children

4. The unconditional love of a dog can help a child begin healing from the trauma abuse and neglect, buffer the effects of stress and promote emotional attachment