Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino social services center will receive 12 tons of food donated July 18 by participants in the 33rd annual Mighty Mud Mania obstacle course event, city parks and recreation officials announced.
About 3,000 participants and 7,000 onlookers were at Chaparral Park for the event, which was staffed by 196 volunteers.
City officials said 592 pairs of shoes were found in the mud pits, as shoes often come off as participants try to make their way through the thick mud.
Mighty Mud Mania was born in 1975 when Scottsdale was chosen as the site for the filming of a laundry detergent’s television commercial.
The detergent was unable to get the mud out of the clothes, but the result was Scottsdale had inadvertently created an annual event later dubbed Mighty Mud Mania.
For information on Scottsdale parks and recreation events, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/topics/recreation.asp.