Kids Get Down and Dirty at Mud Run


REPUBLIC, Mo. — Kids from Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas got down and dirty for some outdoor fun Saturday morning.

Republic Parks and Recreation held their third annual Got-Mud Run.

Ages 4-15 rushed to climb, crawl and wriggle their way through slippery obstacle courses of all sizes.

Depending on age, the kids could tackle up to two miles of the muddy course.

While around 330 athletes registered the first year, this year over 750 were expected from across the region.

Jennifer Mayfield of the Park Board says it couldn’t have been done without a little help back home.

“The Republic Fire Department helps us out tremendously,” Mayfield, community outreach superintendent, said. “They bring in water throughout the week to help fill up a lot of our pits and obstacles. And then they are here offering first aid as well as helping out with our rinse station. Getting the kids rinsed off after they are finished.”

All profits from the mud-run help fund the Republic Parks and Recreation Department.

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