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Sat April 15, 2023 Midland, TX 79706 US Directions


Kid’s KRUSADE Race

8:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT
Open to ages 8+.


8:45AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
Open to ages 14+.


9:30AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT
Open to ages 14+.


10:15AM CDT - 12:30PM CDT
Open to ages 14+.

Spectator Pass- Age 6 and up

7:30AM CDT - 12:30PM CDT


Rock the Desert
2000 FM 1788
Midland, TX US 79706


It's true... We are moving to the Spring! 


This year we introduce the ALL NEW kids competition - KID'S KRUSADE (ages 8+)!! 

The original TEAM competition is still on with BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED categories. You may also create a team within KID'S KRUSADE although this is not required for this category! TEAMS are required for the 5k event!

Be the Change Permian Basin & Midland Athletic Company continue their partnership to produce the only muddy obstacle course event in the Permian Basin!

As part of The Permian Athletic Event Series we are happy to host an event that provides a unique opportunity for individuals to challenge themselves while creating comradery with others. We believe movement, relationships and the outdoors are essential pillars of health and this event is a bullseye for all three! Bring your friends, family, and/or co- workers for this fun filled event! 

This 5k mudder obstacle course will feature 25 obstacles that will be sure to bring the WARRIOR out in you. 

Texas Warrior Mudout is benefiting Be the Change Permian Basin who are committed to bringing healing, hope, and connection to our teens in the area. Their goal is to inspire teens to be the change they wish to see in the world. This is achieved by working with students through a program called iMPOWER which delivers 16 one hour weekly sessions. Be the Change has successfully impacted thousands of teens in the Permian Basin and this event ensures they can continue to reach many more! 


Registration Details:

Incremental Price Increase:

January 8- February 1: $55 
February 1- February 22: $65 
March 1- March 15: $75 
March 22- April 14: $85 
April 15: $100 

For the GROUP races you will sign up individually under the desired tab- BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED. Each group will determine if the group, as a whole, is BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, or ADVANCED to ensure correct time slot is assigned. Then, during registration, you will be REQUIRED to either join an EXISTING group or create a NEW group. IF you create a NEW group you will create a GROUP PASSWORD to share with other group members. Groups are required to have at least 3 participants. 


🏁🏁 Race Details 🏁🏁:

Date: April 15, 2023


Race Day Schedule:

◽ Packet Pick Up                          Open 7:00am - 8:00am  
◽ Kid's KRUSADE Race                   Begins 8:00am  
◽ Group ADVANCED Race           Begins 8:45am       
◽ Group INTERMEDIATE Race    Begins 9:30am    
◽ Group BEGINNER Race            Begins 10:15am 

Location: ROCK THE DESERT, 2000 N FM-1788, Midland, TX 79706

Route: The 5k race course is an off road trail that twists and winds through the property of Rock the Desert with 25 perfectly placed obstacles. The Kid's Krusade event will feature a shortened version of the original 5k course. Kid's Krusade with have 4 obstacles over a distance of approximately 1 mile. 

Race Perks: 

◽  Event Shirt- See 2023 event shirts HERE!!
◽  Finisher Medal 
◽ Live Band 
◽ Post race refreshments 


Hydration: Water at the Start/finish area! In addition, there will be water stations throughout the 5k course. 


Race Packet Pick up

Runners can pick up their packets at these locations: 

Midland Athletic Company - 3326 N Midkiff Rd. Midland, TX 79705 

Friday, April 14, 2023 

10 AM - 6 PM  

Rock the Dessert, 2000 N FM-1788, Midland, TX 79706

Saturday, April 15, 2023

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM 


Volunteer Information

We cannot throw these races without you! Volunteering provides an opportunity to serve participants at aid stations, on the course with directions/support, with post race food and drinks, etc. Need community service hours? We are happy to accommodate you! 

Please email and let us know if you would like to take part by volunteering!




Can I pick up my packet on race day? Yes, this is an option and we will have packet pick up open from 6:00 - 8:00am. We highly encourage picking up packet on Friday at Midland Athletic Company, 10:00am - 6:00pm, to be best prepared for race day. 

If my race begins later do I need to arrive by 7:30am? Not necessarily. We do recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before your scheduled race time- see race day schedule. Of course, you can show up early and stay all day if you choose! 

Where can I park my car? There is parking on site with a qualified parking team. Please respect parking team and other participants and spectators which mobilizing your vehicle. 

Can my friends/family watch? Yes, there is a $5 spectator fee for ages 6 and up. We encourage the use of cash but, credit cards are also accepted. All spectators must also sign a Rock the Desert waiver. 

How many people are in a group for the group runs? As many as you want! Remember, teams must cross the finish line at the same time.

Are there awards? No, the main goal of this race is to have fun, build community, and work together. After this race- you are all winners! 

Will there be gear check? Yes. On the day of the race, you can bring your race bag (given to you at packet pick up) with designated bag check bracelets to the Gear Check location (one bracelet goes on your bag, the other on your wrist). Cost is $5 (please bring cash) for safe storage of your items. You can pick up at any point in time during the event. 

How do I choose between BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED run categories? You are considered a beginner if you, or anyone in your group, is NEW to obstacle course racing. You are considered intermediate if you and ALL the members of your group have completed 1-2+ obstacle course races and are also regularly active. You are considered advanced if you and ALL the members of your group have completed 3+ obstacle course races and are also regularly- highly active. PLEASE NOTE: Your choice in these categories is based on the honor system. When in doubt, choose the less advanced categories for the safety of you as a participant and other participants as well. 

Will there be showers available? A large outdoor shower will be available near the finish line to clean off accumulated mud. We will have custom event towels for sale for $25 (cash encouraged) that conveniently covers your car seat. 

Is there a "penalty" for not completing an obstacle? No. But to ensure fairness, if a participant is unable to complete an obstacle in 3 attempts he/she will step to the side of the obstacle and move on with their team. We highly encourage group participation for successful completion of each obstacle.

What ages can participant in the Kid's Krusade? Ages 8+ are welcome to this event. Participants can create a team or run alone in this category. Adults may run with their kids in this category but will need to create a team in Kid's Krusade to do so. 

How safe are the obstacles in the Kid's Krusade? Participants in the Kid's Krusade will cover 4 obstacles over approximately 1 mile. These obstacles include 2 mud pits, rope climb and a large web to climb. The mud pits have water which may reach knee or thigh high in some children. The rope climb and web will have volunteers to ensure safety but climbing to approximately 8+ feet is involved. At anytime if a child does not feel comfortable they do not have to complete an obstacle. Parents may run with children but will need to create a team under the Kid's Krusade category. 

* We cannot guarantee event shirt included in sign up will be available if registration is completed after April 1, 2023. 

*Times are subject to change

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