BRANDON — More than 600 people participated in March MUDness March 1 at Nativity Catholic Church, with the help of 50-plus volunteers.
Young and old, families, individuals and organized teams surmounted 22 challenges while running or walking a 1.5-mile obstacle course.
“This weekend was one of the best,” said Justin Lantz, youth minister. “Kids and parents united in the mud. Teams and fans cheering each other over obstacles.”
He said it reminded him that people still can play and find joy, unity and goodness, no matter how deep they get stuck in the muddy messiness of life, regardless of how much mud others may sling at them and irrespective of how many hurdles life puts in their way.
“We can be surrounded with challenges, even 22 of them, and get through 20 of them on our own, yet need the encouragement or help to get through the other two from those we love — or even complete strangers,” he said.
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