BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Today's extremely hot weather created perfect conditions for participants ready to cool off in mud . Yes, you read it right! More than 800 people chose to jump in mud pits this morning, but all for a great cause.
"This is our bachelorette party and we're so excited to get muddy and wet. We're hot!," said Dagan Conatser, participant.
Though most can resist the temptation to wade through mud, hundreds of participants had to take a dive anyway.
This is the Family Enrichment Center's third annual mud run and one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.
"We have supervised visits. We do parenting education classes. We also do in home parent education. We do a lot for our community and without fundraisers like this, we couldn't continue," said Nicki Jones, Family Enrichment Center Director.
Ages 10 and up were able to venture through the muddy coarse. Organizers say it's designed to take about one hour to finish, but all runners could compete at their own pace.
"We're really anxious about going down the big slide,” said Dagan Conatser, participant.
Mud runners climbed extreme obstacles, but finished by sliding down the man made mud slide!
"Our title sponsor this year is Super Home Surplus. Vet City Cross Fit did most of the obstacles and constructed most of the coarse. Alvaton Fire Department has been out here today, watering every body down," said Nicki Jones, Family Enrichment Center Director.
This year's mud run provided something extra for those who are not quite big enough for the main coarse.
The “shark tank” allowed kids 9 and under to run through the coarse as many times as they wanted.
The fundraiser lasted nearly five hours. The after party ended downtown, at Hitcents Plaza.