Exercise in a muddy disguise

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If you are the kind of kid who loves exercise and getting dirty, then we have the perfect activity for you. A mud run is an exciting race with fun-filled obstacles, challenges and, of course, lots of mud. Mud runs take place in many states. On Long Island, they are in May and September at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, 3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead. (These races are for ages 9 to 99.)

A mud run has a lot of running on the ground, but it also has some mud puddles that are up to a foot deep that you have to crawl through.

At the beginning of the race, the obstacles are easy -- running downhill and uphill, crawling over a large tree and running through tires. But, as you go on, the obstacles get more challenging -- like walking on a tight rope over a pit of mud.

Last year when we went, I slid on the mud with my friend, and it was like a water slide. It was hilarious. There are a variety of obstacles at different

levels of difficulty: easy, medium and, of course, hard levels. So log onto thesurvivalrace.com/

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long-island and check them out.

The survival race is designed for fun -- it's like exercise in disguise. The motto is: "We put the fun in fitness." You'll be having too much fun to think of the challenges. When I went, I felt like I was at the park, playing on the equipment.

Only after crossing the finish line will you be amazed at all you have accomplished.

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