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Gettin' Dirty For A Good Cause

Youth racers at the Muddy Miles obstacle course and fund raiser for the Dirne Community Health Center play in the mud pits even after they have finished the race in 2012 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.   This year's event is Saturday afternoon. (Gabe File)
Youth racers at the Muddy Miles obstacle course and fund raiser for the Dirne Community Health Center play in the mud pits even after they have finished the race in 2012 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. This year's event is Saturday afternoon. (Gabe File)

Youth racers at the Muddy Miles obstacle course and fund raiser for the Dirne Community Health Center play in the mud pits even after they have finished the race in 2012 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. This year's event is Saturday afternoon. (Coeur d'Alene Press: Gabe Green)

Good, clean fun while covered in mud? Yep, that's the fourth annual Muddy Miles, and it's taking place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Saturday from 3:30-7 p.m. An arena will be set up with a two-mile, mud-soaked course including a multitude of obstacles: a Slip 'n Slide, tire balance beam, Lake Mukamuka, a "concrete wall of terror," spectators spraying Silly String, throwing Wiffle balls and water balloons and much more. About 400 yards of extra dirt and gallons upon gallons of water have been brought into the arena, with fire hoses and sprinklers that will continue to flood the area for 12 hours before the race. "We've got water for folks, we've got sticky mud, we've got friendly mud that reminds you of a mud puddle," said Heritage Health volunteer Alan Brockway. "The sticky mud is so sticky it will pull the shoes right off your feet." The event is a collaborative effort to raise funds for Heritage Health and the Salvation Army Kroc Center/Devin Heilman, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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