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Mud Mountain is a unique 5K race and 1 mile Fun Run that grows in popularity every year. Its growing fan base helps to promote cross country running, and it’s a great opportunity to publicize Metro East businesses and attractions. This year marks the 21st year of this local favorite.


This family-oriented annual event at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is held on an NCAA-certified collegiate course that is fun and challenging for experienced and first-time runners alike. The race is hosted by the Edwardsville Cross Country and Track & Field Booster Club. This is the single largest fund raising event for cross country and track, and all proceeds support Edwardsville’s running teams at the high school and middle school levels.


In the last years, sponsorships have helped to provide new uniforms and warm-ups, video equipment, transportation & food, track and field equipment and many other items. In addition, the club sponsored a local scout in the purchase of a 3-sided kiosk as part of his Eagle project for use by the university, high school and middle school teams. Your contribution will help us to continue to give back to the community.


Please contact the race director (George Patrylak) at or the website editor (Dustin Davis) at with any questions.

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