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The older youth were expected to get a little muddy in their mud pool. They had to crawl through a pool of muddy water under some branches.

First youth mud run held near Hastings

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Last Saturday morning, almost 100 kids appeared at Spring Lake Park Reserve to conquer obstacles, crawl through some mud and run.

It was the first ever youth mud run, hosted by Mojo Exercise Company and the Hastings YMCA.


“Overall it went really well,” said Jenny Wilcox, founder of Mojo Exercise Company.

Wilcox’s organization is a non-profit focused on getting people – especially kids – more active. The youth mud run was one step toward that goal.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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