Pittsburg event aims to get kids away from video games, into the mud

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Kids in Pittsburg were getting down in the mud on Saturday. 

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department held their sixth annual Just Another Mudder.

It’s a mile long obstacle course where kids track through mud and finish by going through a slip and slide.

The event originally started at Schlanger Park, but as it grew more more popular it had to move to larger locations.

This messy and challenging course is also a chance to help kids in the area be a little more active.

Sara Vacca, Pittsburg Recreation Superintendent, says,  “This is a day for us to provide for kiddos. To get out, to get active. What I love is that they’re up off the couch, they’re not playing the video games today, they’re out in the sunshine.”

More than 350 kids registered for the event this year with registration fees going toward the Everybody Play’s playground project at Schlanger Park.


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