Mud, sweat, and s’mores! Between two different courses on the grounds of Camp Sacajawea, runners trudged through mud pits and obstacles in and out of the wooded terrain that is home to so many Girl Scouts each summer. In its sixth year, the Gimme S’more Mud Run draws on average 2,000 racers each year. Most participants are Girl Scouts who earn entrance to the race through cookie sales. Dozens of troops run the race together with their Girl Scout sisters, cheering one another on and supporting their friends through the highs of crossing monkey bars, to the lows of crawling through mud pits.
Racers cross the finish line covered head to toe in mud with big smiles peeking through. It’s a memorable experience for girls as they stretch their comfort zones and test their strength.
Follow along on the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Facebook page in the coming days to see all the muddy photos from this year’s Mud Run.