Today we (the kids) participated in the coolest event. It was called Kid's Muddy Madness for St. Jude's. It was held in a local park and the pictures will not do it justice.
But before I share about it I want to say what a great community we get to live in and what great friends we have. The kids wanted to raise money to turn in as part of the race donation that would go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We decided to sell popsicles and water at our friend's house. They live on a busier street then we do. I advertised it on Facebook, texted some friends and the kids held up signs as cars passed. What an awesome response! In a little over 2 hours they raised $90!! We donated it all today to St. Jude's! It was a great learning experience for the kids.
At the actual race kids were assigned to different waves to run. Ages 4-6 (Amanda's age group) did a 100 yard dash and Cameron and Molly's age groups did a one mile run. The one mile run went through some woods which had obstacles in it like going over mounds of dirt, running through tires, jumping over logs and climbing over a large stack of hay bails.
But, the best part was the end!!
The kids got to run through a mud pit!!!
It was a riot and the kids loved it (except for Amanda)!
Here's what everyone looked like at the end...
And then you got sprayed off by the fire department!
I read on Facebook that the kids run today raised $26,000. How awesome is that!!!
We loved it and can't wait to do it again next year!
And, I feel so blessed today that we were a small part of such a good cause. Especially when you have 3 healthy children. Our prayers are with those who we helped today!