About us

The Kids’ Muddy Madness History

“It takes a village”, is the African proverb, and in the case of the Kids’ Muddy Madness event, it is nothing less! This event can only be carried out successfully year after year with the collaboration of a wide-ranging mixture of people; including participants, parents and group leaders, volunteers, sponsors, and other supporters. We extend our deepest gratitude for all of your help!

200-Yard Dash

Course for ages 2-6

1-Mile Course

Course for ages 7-17

Parents & Leaders

Those who enroll and bring the children.

Volunteers

Those who facilitate the event’s success.

Sponsors

Generous supports who fund the event.

Supporters

Charitable people who donate to this cause.

The Muddy Madness Committee

The group of dedicated people who facilitate this event.

Abby Ely

Abby Ely

Marketing

Alishia Greene

Alishia Greene

Food Coordination

Chris Nunley

Chris Nunley

Cooking Team

Christy Howell

Christy Howell

Media, Announcer

Darcy Riddle

Darcy Riddle

Marketing

Darrin Johnston

Darrin Johnston

Parking

Dawn Gibbs

Dawn Gibbs

Lanyards

Erika Knollenberg

Erika Knollenberg

Website Design

Erin Patton

Erin Patton

Registration

Jeff Schieferle Uhlenbrock

Jeff Schieferle Uhlenbrock

Sponsorships

Jess Nunley

Jess Nunley

Cooking Team

Joyce Myers

Joyce Myers

Vendor Coordinator

Justin Nolte

Justin Nolte

Field Crew

Kim Hart

Kim Hart

T-Shirts

Matt Parker

Matt Parker

Field Crew Chair

Michelle Gaydos

Michelle Gaydos

Website Coordinator

Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

Chair

Mika Bertsche

Mika Bertsche

Merchandise

Mindy Anderson

Mindy Anderson

Signage

Niki Gleason

Niki Gleason

Registration

Phyllis Pollard

Phyllis Pollard

Vendor Coordinator

Staci Pollard

Staci Pollard

Volunteers

Tracey Baughman

Tracey Baughman

St. Jude Run Liaison

Obstacles

Volunteers

Children

2019 Fundraising Totals

2019 Grand Total

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Muddy Kids! You did an outstanding job getting muddy & fundraising for the kids of St. Jude! The grand total raised for St. Jude in 2019 was ….

$77,043!!!

A huge thank you to our volunteers, business sponsors, St. Jude Runs office, Morton Park District, WEEK, AMP Radio Group, and our awesome fundraising Kids (& Parents) for helping to make this event so successful!

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Cole Curtis: $800
  2. Ryder Smith: $440
  3. Raegan Brackett: $373
  4. Blake Parrott:$365

We love all of our teams! While we no longer report team totals because of the event size, we are grateful for all of our teams!

Previous Years Totals

  • 2019 $77,043
  • 2018 $67,000
  • 2017 $80,260
  • 2016 $86,256
  • 2015 $75,500
  • 2014 $61,085
  • 2013 $35,732
  • 2012 $26,200