re-sized mud tug of war

Extreme mud wars!!

The 11th annual Extreme Mud Wars for St. Petersburg, Florida officials and recreation center teens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The event, sponsored by the city’s Teen Art, Sports & Cultural Opportunities program, will be at Spa Beach, 615 Second Ave. N.E., at the approach to The Pier.

Mayor Rick Baker and his team will compete — and get muddy — on the obstacle course at 10 a.m. Teens will compete in eight arenas of games that include the obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, tug of war, football and more, including two new surprise events — all in the mud.

The teams are competing for cash: $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third.

Today’s event is not open to the public, but Friday it will be open to outside organizers who bring their own teams. For information, call (727) 893-7918.

Heather Bosworth, 14, gives it all she has while competing in the tug-of-war event.

Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood……….so goes the old song so I guess these guys won’t be suffering from heat exhaustion!

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