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Georgia FFA-FCCLA hosts another Udder Mud Run

Georgia FFA-FCCLA Camp Director Todd Teasley makes his way down the slide and into the mud pit along the Udder Mud Run course last year. This year’s 6-mile event will take place on Aug. 9. (Special photo)

Georgia FFA-FCCLA Camp Director Todd Teasley makes his way down the slide and into the mud pit along the Udder Mud Run course last year. This year’s 6-mile event will take place on Aug. 9. (Special photo)

COVINGTON — For the second year in the row, the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center wants participants to get a little dirty for a good cause.

The annual 6K Udder Mud Run on Aug. 9 is a family-friendly event that helps raise money for The Center, a nonprofit educational facility providing youth with a site for leadership and career development.

The mud run is an exciting yet challenging adventure that will require participants to jog, climb, crawl, run and jump.

“The Udder Mud run is one of very few mud races that is family-friendly and allows kids as young as 10 years old to run the full course with a parent,” Camp director Todd Teasley said. “I have run the Udder Mud run with my 12-year-old daughter and if I can do it, most anybody should be able to complete the course.”

Teasley said it is a challenge, but with the help of his fellow racers, he accomplished something he never thought he could.

“I had a great time with my daughter and it’s a memory we both can carry for a lifetime,” Teasley said.

The mud run will offer two different courses: a 6-mile race and a 1-mile course. Last year more than 400 participants overcame the mud and grit to finish the course. More than 250 people attended just to cheer on their friends and family and more than 150 volunteered for the event.

Those interested in participating can find more information at www.uddermudrun.com or contact Leroy Bagley at lbagley@gaaged.org or Todd Teasley at attteasley@gaaged.org or 404-558-4756.