KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) - Thousands turned out to get down and dirty Saturday at the fourth annual Grand Rapids Mud Run.
It didn't matter whether participants walked, skipped or ran through the 5k course; all of them didn't come out clean.
"The slide...it like washed everywhere. I literally was covered with water mud," participant Sabreena Varney said.
"It was a lot of fun...it was really muddy, a lot of difficult obsticales. We had a good time" participant Nathan Williams said.
Organizers say the popularity of this event has grown every year; allowing them to branch out from their roots in West Michigan to three other cities in the midwest, including Chicago and Indianapolis.
Funds raised goes to "Never The Same". The organization is "a Christ-centered & hope focused non-profit organization focused on unleashing a generation of young people to bring about a spiritual awakening in America" according to their website .
A donation account has been set up to help the family with its search to find a missing loved one.
Wind chills will be in the single figures Thursday, with snowfall totals in the 1- to 3-inch range.
The passenger in a pickup truck that slid off U.S. 31 and rolled over told 24 Hour News 8 that watching the video of the crash is "heart-wrenching."