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Fun in the mud
Event new to Warren County
Mud run
Somebody better have a hose. Getting muddy from head to toe during a mud run at Smartt Assembly of God are, from left, WCHS girls basketball coach Shea Panter and basketball players Karagan Turner and Jordan Bess.
If it means getting active, Warren County residents are willing to get painted and play in the mud.The community is turning to some rather unusual events as a way to promote physical activity.In May, Generations held a color run that drew close to 200 participants. Runners were drenched with a rainbow of colors from squirt bottles as they made their way around the exercise trail at McMinnville Civic Center.That’s been followed by a mud run held last month at Smartt Assembly of God on Manchester Highway. Church youth minister Brandon Eckel came up with the idea of bringing a mud run to Warren County because of their popularity elsewhere.“My wife and I really enjoy going and doing fun runs as a couple, so I thought why don’t we bring one here so the people of Warren County can enjoy one,” said Eckel, who is an active member of the Air Force and a former Marine.