They were covered in mud after walking off the course.
“I’ve been waiting all week,” Lowe said. “It was awesome.”
New Carlisle resident Jennifer Kennedy brought her children Tyler, 11, and Hannah, 8, and six of their friends to the event after seeing it on Facebook.
“They’ve told me they’ve had a ton of fun,” Kennedy said. “They’re going to get in line and go again. We didn’t expect their to be so many people. It’s really cool. We would probably come again.”
The event originated from the Mini Nuts Health Camp, which was put on through a partnership between National Trail and the Ohio State University Extension Office.
It was sponsored by the Community Health Foundation. The course was designed by the park district staff and water was provided by the Springfield Fire/Rescue Division.
The mud run was the finale of the five-week camp, which focused on nutrition and physical activity. The district eventually decide to open the course to the public.
“Getting the kids out here exercising, going through the obstacle course is a great thing,” Dunbar said.