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Great Muddy Escape

Texas Prison Museum
Escape to Fun in Huntsville, Texas—With the Great Muddy Escape



The Great Muddy Escape is held every October in Huntsville, Texas, and has something for everyone. For the extreme adventurer, there are the culverts, the mud pits, and the wall. For fitness buffs, there’s the challenge of a 5K mud-run through obstacles while being timed. For families, there’s the family course, where the obstacles are smaller, but the fun is just as grand. And for the traveler, it’s a great way to explore a new destination, check out new sites, and have some fun.



The Great Muddy Escape is a fun-run for charitable causes and will be held this year on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at General Sam’s Off-Road Park off Highway 75 North. The run involves a dozen or so obstacles including mud pits, the “Shawshank Tunnel,” and the “Penitentiary Wall.” With three “courses,” each with a different level of difficulty, the event is fun for everyone regardless of athletic ability. Participants receive a Great Muddy Escape t-shirt, chilled bottled water, custom finisher bracelets, BBQ lunch, music, local coupons, and other “contraband” for use in Huntsville, Texas, the “Prison City.” Of course, winners will also receive medals, which are distributed for the
5K and 2M course top males and females.



The “Great Muddy Escape” is offered by Huntsville Memorial Hospital with help from the Huntsville Family YMCA and dozens of other local organizations. The event raises funds for charitable organizations, the YMCA and the Huntsville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and raises awareness of fitness and exercise. “This is our fourth year hosting this event,” noted event organizer Margaret Gulledge, “and it’s been bigger and better each year. This year, we’ll be offering a tougher course, a better experience, and a bigger fund-raiser for worthy causes.”



In addition to the fun the event provides, participants and their families will have access to first-class museums, historic landmarks, and great restaurants. Indeed, as out of town participants arrive in Huntsville for the Great Muddy Escape, they are likely to pass “Big Sam,” the sixty-seven foot statue of Sam Houston—the largest statue of an American hero anywhere in the world.



If history is your thing, Huntsville has plenty to offer. With three major museums—The Texas Prison Museum, the HEARTS Veterans Museum, or the Sam Houston Memorial Museum—fifty-plus historical markers to peruse, and Sam Houston’s grave, history buffs will have much to love. Speaking of history, Huntsville’s historic downtown offers much in the way of shopping and antiquing, and the Huntsville Main Street Program will be hosting “Scare on the Square” the night of the Great Muddy Escape. Art lovers will enjoy the downtown’s Richard Haas murals, the Wynne Home Arts Center, and the many art offerings on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University.



But if an afternoon of shopping, history haunting, and art appreciation leaves visitors with a hankering for an adrenaline rush of the Great Muddy Escape variety, Huntsville also offers additional recreational activities for the outdoor family. Huntsville’s 150-acre Eastham-Thomason Park offers a disc-golf course, a massive playground for kids, more than five miles of hiking trails, and wonderful picnicking opportunities. The 2000-acre Huntsville State Park offers seemingly endless outdoor opportunities, including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boating, biking, and camping—there’s even an occasional alligator sighting to add to the adventure.



Huntsville also has other activities scheduled for this weekend. Notably, the SHSU football game vs. Abilene Christian University will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., and the ‘Scare on the Square’ Halloween festival from 2-4 pm in downtown Huntsville.



Those who wish to register for the Great Muddy Escape can do so online at www.thegreatmuddyescape.com. Although packets can be picked up on race day, they will also be available from 5-7pm on Thursday, October 23 at the HMH Center for Rehabilitation and from 5-7pm on Friday, October 24 at the Texas Prison Museum. Runners can also enjoy discounts at the Huntsville Holiday Inn, which is offering special rates to participants. For more information, contact Karen Bilsing at 936-291-4599 or visit www.thegreatmuddyescape.com.




Rebel Run

Millican Reserve, 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845
Saturday morning, October 25th, Grace Bible Church’s Youth Impact will host its annual Rebel Run at 9 am. Runners will be challenged to crawl through mud, jump through fire, storm castles, scale walls, and more. With over 12 obstacles, the Rebel Run is a true adventure race for any skill level.

Emily, Emily@millicanreserve.org


Navasota Diamonette Glow Run

August Horst Recreational Park/River Haven
2014 Navasota Diamonettes Glow Run



5K Run and 1 Mile Walking Course


Registration Fee: $25.00


T-Shirt and Glow Necklace included!


Hosted by the NHS Diamonettes


Date: Saturday, November 8th


Place: August Horst Recreational Park/River Haven


Time: Check-in Begins at 4:00 p.m.


Run/Walk Starts at 7:00p.m.


Fun Activities for Children of ALL Ages (0-120)


Register by November 1st at Active.com


http://www.active.com/navasota-tx/running/distance-running-races/diamonette-glow-run-2014


For more information contact Lisa Silva at lasilva@utmb.edu or 936-870-7853


or Kimberly Finke at finkek@navasotaisd.org or 936-870-6775




Break the Silence: Run Against Violence 5K

Physicians Centre, College Station, Texas
Statistics show that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime! Since 1978, Phoebe's Home has been a beacon of hope and strength to the victims of domestic and teen dating violence in the Brazos valley. The Twin City Mission Domestic Violence Services program (TCMDVS) is dedicated to supporting victims through counseling, case management, legal advocacy, safety planning and shelter, as well as providing prevention and outreach. Twin City Mission Vision Statement: "A world in which all individuals and families have opportunity for hope, acceptance, and stability, in a safe and caring environment."



The 1st annual Break the Silence: Run Against Violence 5K Fun Run enables us to reach out to the community about the work we do to help victims of domestic violence and to fund-raise, allowing us to continue providing the best care possible. It is because of continued community support that we are able to make a difference!

Fanny Turcios, 979-775-2255


Kappa Kolor 5K Run

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
The Texas A&M Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma will have their 3rd annual Kappa Kolor 5K Run on November 8th. The race starts at 9:00AM.



Register now at aggiekappa.com under the philanthropy tab!




St. Nick 5K & 10K

St. Thomas Early Learning Center, 906 George Bush Drive, College Station
With a course through the historical area of College Station, the 3rd Annual St. Nick 5K and 10K, is a fun way to ensure holiday celebrations don't destroy your fitness plans and help raise money for STELC scholarships.

Beth Lawrence, Head of School, 979-696-1728, blawrence@stthomaselc.org


Little Monsters 5K For A Cause | BV Community NICU Reunion | Angel Baby Butterfly Release Ceremony

Central Park, College Station TX
chip timed 5K Run or 3K walk in support of babies born prematurely or critically ill and their families. Following the race community NICU reunion for all graduates, families, friends, and supporters. Ending with annual Angel Baby Butterfly Release in honor of infant and pregnancy awareness month and to celebrate the lives of babies who are no longer with us. Register for race: http://www.preemieprints.org/little-monsters-5k.html, RSVP for butterfly release to any email below. (butterflies are provided to families)

Jen Wells or Amber Collier 979.635.0825, jen@preemieprints.org or sherri@preemieprints.org


Super Hero Fun Run 2014

2400 Austin's Colony Parkway, Bryan, TX, 77802
Join us for the 1st Annual Super Hero Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 pm! Come dressed as your favorite Superhero and run or walk through the trails at Austin’s Colony Park. Help raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and how Voices for Children can help. There will be costume contests for adults, kids and pets
so dress your superhero best! Kaboom from the Brazos Valley Bombers, Safety Pup from the Bryan Police Department and HEB Buddy will be there to add to the fun! This is a family friendly non-timed event.



WHEN: Sunday, October 26th, 3:00 pm


WHERE: Austin’s Colony Park and Trails


2400 Austin’s Colony Parkway


Bryan, Texas 77808


This is not a fundraiser, but an event to raise awareness about how Voices For
Children’s CASAs are superheroes for children in foster care in the Brazos Valley.



Every Child Needs a Hero but Abused and Neglected Children
Need a SUPER HERO!

Kate Mason,
kmason@voicesforchildreninc.org,
979-822-9700



2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Dr., College Station, TX 77840
Join us for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimers--the national's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research.



Together, we walk on behalf of our friends, our families and our future. Though we all have our own motivation to step up to the start line, our eyes are set on the ultimate finish line--the end of Alzheimer's.



Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk

Julie Kutac
800.372.3900



The Eagle Run

Central Park, College Station
5K run/walk. This is a fundraiser to benefit the building of a pergola for AMCMS. Organizing this event and leading the construction of the pergola is the Eagle Scout project of Brett Leopold. He is a freshman at AMCHS and a member of boy scout troop 102.



To register, go online to active.com

Laurie Leopold


American Heart Association's Heart Walk

Nov 3, 2012 Reigstration - 8 AM, Walk - 9 AM

Parking Lot 50 near Bonfire Memorial on campus
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

Brittany Cervantes
956-498-6029
brittany.cervantes@heart.org



WALK AWAY OBESITY

Oct 27, 2012 9 - 11 AM

BEHIND JANE LONG MIDDLE SCHOOL
JOIN US FOR OUR 2012 ANNUAL WALK.HELP FIGHT BACK FROM OBESITY BY WALKING"THE TRAIL" ONE TIME.PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP SUPPORT US. FOLLOW US FACEBOOK
WALK AWAY OBESITY

CAROLYN NICHOLS
cnichols110670@yahoo.com



run for the house 5k run/2k run

Nov 3, 2012 8:30 AM

pavillion@bluebell park@olsen field
run benefiting habitat for humanity b/cs

jesse meyers first christian church 979-823-5451 firstchrisianbcs@gmail.com


Hooty Hustle 5K run/ 1 mile walk & run

Oct 13, 2012 7:45 AM Sign Up Time, 8 AM Start Time

Anderson-Shiro Elementary ~ 458 FM 149 West Anderson Texas 77830
The Anderson-Shiro Elementary will be hosting it’s 1st Annual Hooty Hustle 5k Run & 1 mile Walk/Run, on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The run will start at the Anderson-Shiro Elementary and proceed through the Historic Downtown area.

The funds raised from the Hooty Hustle will go to support our Literacy Program by buying materials including; books, e-books, technology software, and tablets. Our children are facing a future of learning unlike that of any previous generation. They will be challenged by the world of technology and all that it holds. It is our job as educators, parents, and community leaders to make sure they have all the tools of which to accomplish this.

Mary Kroll at (936) 672-3364 or mkroll@ascisd.net

or your can register online at Active.com
http://www.active.com/running/anderson-tx/hooty-hustle-5k-run-and-1-mile-walk-run-2012.



Jingle Bell Fun Run

Dec 2, 2012 1:45 PM

Corner of University Drive and South College Avenue
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 23rd annual Jingle Bell Fun Run is set for Sunday, Dec. 2. The race starts at 1:45 p.m., just before by the Bryan-College Station Christmas Parade.

The two-mile run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Villa Maria. The entry fee is $15 and includes a shirt. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Brazos Valley.

Registration starts Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 29. Participants can register online at rectrac.cstx.gov, in-person at the Parks & Recreation Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road, or on race day from 12:30-1:30 p.m. near the starting line.

For more information, call 979.764.3486.


College Station Parks & Recreation Department
979-764-3486
parksregistration@cstx.gov



4th Annual "Run for the House", Rob Chandler Memorial 5K Run/2K Walk, benefiting Habitat for Humanity B/CS

Nov 3, 2012 Onsite registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Pavilion at the new Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Bryan/College Station is hosting their annual “Run for the House”, Rob Chandler Memorial 5K Run/2K Walk, Benefiting Habitat for Humanity Bryan/College Station. Join us for a fun-filled morning on November 3, 2012 in the Pavilion at the new Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field on the Texas A&M University Campus. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 am. Race begins at 8:30 am. To learn more, contact Jesse Myers, First Christian Church at 979-823-5451 or www.firstchristianbcs.org.

Jesse Myers, Paster. 979-823-5451


“Run for the House” Rob Chandler Memorial 5K Run/2K Walk Benefiting Habitat for Humanity B/CS

Nov 3, 2012 Registration begins at 7 am, Race starts at 8:30!

Blue Bell Park @ Olsen Field, TAMU Campus
A recreational 5K run/2K walk beginning in A&M's new baseball stadium! All proceeds go towards the mission of your local Habitat for Humanity chapter to reduce poverty housing and help build the community here in Bryan/College Station!

Jesse Myers 979-823-5451


Brazos Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

Nov 3, 2012 8:30 AM

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre
The Walk to End Alzheimer's raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research programs. The Walk to End Alzheimer's brings together families, religious communities, professionals, and others affected by Alzheimer's disease, presenting a unified movement to end Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

The Brazos Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held in College Station on Saturday, November 3rd at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre. The 5K Walk includes an opening program, remembrance ceremony, opportunities to visit with local service providers and learn about available resources, and a Memory Wall to display photos of loved ones. You can register your team or sign up to walk at http://act.alz.org/brazos

For more information visit http://act.alz.org/brazos or call 800.272.3900