Runners get muddy for Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

Lilli Werner crawls through the mud for a good cause at the annual race. — John Ferris Robben photo

Lilli Werner crawls through the mud for a good cause at the annual race. — John Ferris Robben photo

After a rainy Saturday, conditions were perfect for last Sunday’s Muddy Up 5K to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

The course was a mess, just the way organizers wanted it, as runners went through an obstacle course set up at Camp Simmons. Both runners and walkers participated in the packed event which was being held for the third consecutive year at the 77 acres of rugged wilderness known as Camp Simmons, located ay 744 Lake Avenue. While the race was not timed, there were prizes for categories like team spirit, biggest fundraiser and muddiest kid. There was also live music from Drew Cayla and Lions on the Moon and food and refreshments from Upper Crust Bagels, Nestle Waters and Juice Press.

And with so many people getting dirty there needed to be some emergency cleanup courtesy of hoses that washed off the participants. The event benefits the club and all its services for Greenwich kids age six t0 18, giving them a place for swimming, computer training, hockey, homework help, tutoring, art classes, summer camp and much more.

All American Wrestling Club, Sageview Capital, Steven Fox Jewelry, Stone Point Capital, Titan Advisors and The Weinberg Family all served as lead sponsors for the event.

Post photographer John Ferris Robben was on hand to catch all the action and his photos are on display above.

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