Kids' Muddy Madness for St. Jude 2024

About Kids' Muddy Madness for St. Jude 2024

On July 13, 2024 kids ages 2-17 have a blast getting muddy while raising money during our annual mud run fundraiser held at Westwood Park in Morton, IL to benefit the Morton to Peoria St. Jude Satellite Run.

Tickets are only $35 each with 100% of all dollars will go to the St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

The Obstacle course is divided into two age groups.

In each age group, there are a number of volunteers guiding and looking out of the kids.

Ages 2-6

All kids 2-6 are placed in the 200-yard muddy dash.

  • I’m at a PayFoam Booth
  • Tube Crawl
  • The Tire Hop
  • Stairway to Heaven Straw Climb
  • SA Moreland Muddy Madness Mud Pit
Ages 7-17

Kids 7-17 run a 1-mile obstacle course. Several adult assistants at each obstacle and along the trail.

  • I’m at a PayFoam Booth
  • Tube Crawl
  • The Tire Hop
  • Stairway to Heaven Straw Climb
  • 3-4 additional safe, sturdy & well-constructed obstacles
  • SA Moreland Muddy Madness Mud Pit

All online pre-registrants will be notified via email the week prior to the event (Monday through Thursday) providing details for when to arrive and to confirm the time in which their age wave will run.

Join Us For Lunch!

Lunch will be cooked on the grill and available for purchase. Also, we have fabulous entertainment planned for the entire day of Muddy Madness.

  • Pork Chop Meal* | $8.00
  • Hot Dog Meal* | $5.00
  • Brat Meal* | $6.00
  • Dunkin Doughnut | $1.00 each | $5.00 for 6
  • Water | $1.00
  • Energy drink (vitamin, Propel, or Gatorade) | $2.00

*Includes sandwich, chip, & water


Starts at:  July 13, 2024 9:00 AM
Ends at:  July 13, 2024 1:00 PM


Westwood Park
2123 Veterans Road
Morton,IL 61550 USA


Kids' Muddy Madness Committee
(309) 567-8360

Why Participate?

Join us in Morton at the Westwood Park where kids will compete in a 200 Yard Dash! to the muddiest 1 mile obstacle course around to raise money for the St. Jude. Register today. Prepare to get dirty and have a lot of fun, too!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

"No child should die in the dawn of life."

Our goal is to support the mission of St. Jude Runs and provide funds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. These funds are to be used for the continued research and care of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. One child saved at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital means thousands saved everywhere.

Families never receive a bill 

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. More than 75% of operating costs must come from generous donors. Since it will cost approximately $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year, the generous donors participating in the Kids' Muddy Madness event helps St. Jude to focus on what matters most - saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

Previous Years' Fundraising Recaps

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Muddy Kids! You did an outstanding job getting muddy & fundraising for the kids of St. Jude! The grand total raised for St. Jude in 2023 was $92,440!!!

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 in 2023

  1. Addison Goad
  2. Haylee Ferguson
  3. Kathryn Van Ryn
  4. Nicole Larson

Previous Years Totals

  • 2023: $92,440
  • 2022: $100,009 
  • 2021: $70,000
  • 2019: $77,043
  • 2018: $67,000
  • 2017: $80,260
  • 2016: $86,256
  • 2015: $75,500
  • 2014: $61,085
  • 2013: $35,732
  • 2012: $26,200