Sloppy, muddy, mucky fun at the Rec Center

18 Sep

Webster Parks and Recreation did it again, devising a very successful, tremendously fun and unique event that the whole family could enjoy.

I’m talking about last Saturday morning’s second annual Mud Run, held along the lawns and walking paths behind the Rec Center on Chiyoda Dr. The two-hour event drew several hundred children and adults of all ages, who payed $5 each for the privilege of scrambling over obstacles, wading through muddy streams and combat-crawling through pits filled with about six inches of muck.

I was one of those hundreds of people, and boy was it a blast. To the Rec Center’s credit, there were ways around most of the obstacles or mud pits for anyone who really wanted to take advantage of them. But most everybody embraced the opportunity to go a little crazy and get as muddy as they could. Several groups went through three or four times. (I only did it twice.)

Fresh from their success at the Mud Run, Rec Center staffers have turned their attention to this year’s Third Annual Pumpkins on Parade, scheduled for Saturday Oct. 29.

This is an amazing, family-friendly Halloween-time event, when the Chiyoda Trail is lined with creative, scary, and downright funny jack-o-lanterns. Community members and businesses are encouraged to carve up some pumpkins, drop them off at the Rec Center that morning, and then come back that evening with the family to look for them along the mile-long trail which winds around the back of the property. Afterwards, everyone gets free donuts and cider.

More info to come about this in the next few weeks, but start thinking about now about how you want to carve your pumpkins!

Thank you to my friend Patty Wyble for the photos above.

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(posted 9/18/2022)

2 Responses to “Sloppy, muddy, mucky fun at the Rec Center”

  1. DPD September 20, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    Sounds like a great time & a fun way to support the REC Center. I think those photos would be perfect for your Christmas cards this season, Missy! (Cool shades, BTW.) What kinda swag did they give out; were there T-shirts? Perhaps your next adventure could be the Polar Plunge at Charlotte in Fe-burrrrr-ary … maybe?

    • websterontheweb September 21, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

      Oh, I did the Polar Plunge several years ago. It was on my bucket list. Can’t say I want to do it again 🙂 They gave out a string bag with candy and a headband … some other coupon-like things. No t-shirts, but I did fall in love with the Mud Run hoodies they had for sale and had to pick up one of those. Next year you should join me 🙂

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