On Saturday, October 27, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member teens participated in the Dirty 6 Mud Run, presented by Terrain Mud Runs at Rawhide in Chandler. A group of teens from the Rallo Baptisto Teen Center went to participate themselves or cheer on their peers during the muddy challenge.
Two boys and one girl participated, along with Recreation Coordinator I Kevin Ridding In. They endured three miles of jumping, climbing, rolling and even crawling their way through 14 to 20 individual obstacles.
The teens endured lots and lot of mud, making it a challenge for them to climb the monkey bars across a pool of mud, crawl through tubes with mud inside, climb walls, crawl under barbed wire and much more.
“I wanted to take them to this mud run to give them the opportunity to try something new, some fun physical activities,” said Riding In. “They really liked it. The ones who participated enjoyed the challenge, and the ones who came to cheer want to participate in the next event like this one.”
Because of the cost of the registration fees, only three teens could participate in this event, but in the future they hope to be able to take more youth to have an opportunity to participate in an event like this.
The Rallo Baptisto Teen Center also participated in the Fall Carnival by constructing a haunted house that led through the Teen Center. The haunted house raised over $300 to help support the Teen Center’s activities. The teens also help with service projects, such as making posters and fliers for Community veterans to show support for all the veterans who were honored on Veterans Day. In mid-November, the teens will help create centerpieces for the senior Thanksgiving dinner.
For more information on the Rallo Baptisto Teen Center, call (480) 994-0923.