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MUDDY MESSAGE: Christian school seeks participants for SWAR obstacle course

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The Trinity Christian School mud trek is planned for later this month. The Trinity Christian School mud trek is planned for later this month.
TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

For the second year in a row a Southwest Arkansas private school is asking locals to get down and dirty in the mud for charity.

The Trinity Christian School mud trek run, a 13-obstacle course mud run, is designed to raise funds to help defray tuition costs for students.

"We have students from children, homes that attend and funds go to help that as well," said Ron Fellers, head of the school.

A group of Trinity students took Thursday afternoon off of school and put the sloppy sequence to the test.

"I like the sliding thing," said students Anna Cree and Josie Smith. "Yes, the sliding thing on the first part, it was fun."

The group hustled up ropes and ran out of breath trying to get through the mud.

"I like the trenches because you get to go under water," said student Tyler Drye.

For these young people, and those who will participate in the upcoming run, organizers said it's about more than fun.

"It teaches you to rely on each other," Fellers said. "It teaches team work and just a sense of accomplishment when you finish."

Last year, the muddy mayhem brought in $35,000 to $40,000 for the school, money that goes a long way.

The Trinity mud trek run is scheduled for April 26, and is located next to Grady T. Wallace Park.

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