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Good ol’ muddy fun

Father’s Day this year found nearly 500 “mudders” and 125 volunteers taking part in the Cedarburg Education Foundation’s third annual U.S. Bank and CEF Mini Mudder – an opportunity for families to run, jog, walk, crawl, slip and slide through the mud for a good cause. The nearly 2-mile course took place at Cedarburg High School. The event raised funds for the CEF. The organization provides a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help students achieve their potential by providing financial support through private funding.

Participants go low as they crawl through an obstacle.

And they’re off!

Young participants collect their ribbons at the end of the event.

A youngster gets a piggy-back ride through the Rain Forest.

A coating of shaving cream provides a quick ride down an incline.

Participants try to scrape off some of the shaving cream from an obstacle.

Left, a youngster crawls through an obstacle filled with shaving cream. Right, volunteers from Cedarburg Fire Department hose the mud off participants at the end of the race.

Photos by Mark Justesen

Runners make their way over hay bales.

Difficulty getting through the mud pit causes a queue for approaching participants.

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