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Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

Get down and dirty on Saturday, September 17, at the Parkview Muddy Trail Run and Adventure Walk. The event will be hosted at the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation, 2282 West 500 South, Pleasant Lake, in Steuben County (10 minutes off I-69, exit 340), rain or shine.

The Parkview Muddy Trail Run and Adventure Walk isn’t your average 5K. Created for the adventurous spirit and ideal for the whole family, participants can choose to run or walk the course. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and includes a mud pit, hay bale climb, river run and sand dune climb, all spaced out on the 5K course. Form a team or be a solo participant. Either way, participants will laugh with new and old friends who will help pull, push, drag or cheer you across the finish line.

Registration fees are $45 per person and participants who register before the end of August will receive a free T-shirt. Every participant gets a sausage and pancake breakfast, also.

The Parkview Muddy Trail Run and Adventure Walk is a partnership of Junior Achievement and Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Proceeds will benefit both local organizations, and registrants can direct their support. For more information and to register, visit www.MuddyTrailRun.com or call Junior Achievement at (260) 484-2543.

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education. Through educator-requested programs, JA’s hands-on learning ignites a spark in young people as they build economic knowledge, workforce readiness skills and personal financial literacy. Visit www.jani.org.

The Boy Scouts of America Anthony Wayne Area Council program for young people builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The program combines educational activities and lifelong values with year-round fun. Visit www.awac.org.

Caring adult volunteers and fund-raising events like the Parkview Muddy Trail Run and Adventure Walk 5K ensure these programs are available for youth in the community. And 100% of the funding remains local, making an impact on young people today.