Obstacle course gets kids moving – and mucky

In June, kids can take part in Mud Hero, a 500-metre course in Mont St. Bruno Park on the South Shore

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It’s a chance for kids to get moving and get muddy — the Mud Hero Kids race is coming back to the Montreal-area this summer. Mud Hero is an obstacle course where participants climb, crawl, jump and run their way to the finish line. They added the kids’ events last year and had around 5,000 participants across the country, including 400 in Montreal.

Kids 4 to 13 run a 500-metre course with six obstacles and can choose to run the course more than once, if they so choose.

For children ages 4 and 5, a parent or guardian must also take part (optional for parents of children age 6 and 7). Kids ages 8 to 13 must do the course alone but a parent or guardian must be present while the child is participating.

There are no prizes for the top finishers. Instead, each child who participates gets a participation medal and T-shirt.

Montreal’s race takes place June 25 at Mont St. Bruno. The kids’ races take place between 10 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., and if you want to make it a family affair, there is a six-kilometre course with more than 15 obstacles for adults that starts at 9:30 a.m. with a new wave departing every half hour. For children, registration costs $25 until May 24 and $30 from May 25 to June 22. For more information, visit mudhero.com.