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Big Muddy Runners raise $24,000 for Children's Museum

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—More than 150 people braved the cold weather Saturday morning to play in the mud.

It was the third annual Children's Museum of La Crosse Big Muddy Run at Myrick Park.

Runners of all ages had to crawl through the mud, hop over obstacles in the mud even, climb a mud mountain on the 5K or one mile race.

Runners helped the Children's Museum raise $24,000.

The money will help pay for traveling exhibits at the Children's Museum, like the current Mr. Potato Head exhibit.

Renee Redman, museum board member said the mud run is the perfect fundraiser because it emphasizes the museum's focus.

"To have fun, to play and be active and it's a wonderful opportunity for children and their parents and for anybody to get outside and to have fun in the mud, literally," Redman said.

Nathan Kenworthy won the big muddy 5K for the third year in a row.

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