Kids Get Dirty in Crystal’s Young Mudder
The cities of New Hope and Crystal sponsored a unique obstacle course on Saturday for kids ages 6-12 called the Young Mudder. For the second year, the event offered a chance to kick off summer and get a little dirty too.
“It’s kids getting messy,” said Scott Berggren, Crystal Recreation Supervisor. “All the adults get a chance to do the adventure runs, the warriors runs so we thought why not have a chance to do it for the kids?”
Saturday was the perfect day for the event at Lions Valley Place Park in Crystal. Kids crawled through mud and climbed over obstacles.
“They are bringing the energy and getting messy,” said Berggren. “School’s out. Let’s have their first memory getting out to the parks and get their summer off to a good start by getting down and dirty.”
Many kids were completely covered in mud by the race’s end. The West Metro Fire Department helped kids get washed up before going home.
“I thought it was very fun,” said Lily Peterson. “I liked jumping in the mud pit.”
Recently, Crystal received a Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) award for the Young Mudder. The award recognized innovative efforts to keep people healthy and stay active.