Colts Run promotes physical fitness and family involvement

By Alyssa Donovan

September 7, 2013 Updated Sep 9, 2013 at 10:37 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Physical fitness was the focus of a fun and muddy race on Saturday morning.

Parents, teachers and students came out to Kellar primary school for the second annual Colts Run.

Kids raced through the obstacle course that had them crawling, throwing water balloons, hoping over hurdles and ending in a giant mud pit.

PTO president Heidi Bauer said this fun event not only gives the kids a chance to get active outside before the cool weather hits, but gives parents a chance to meet one another and build relationships.

"Having fun can be outdoors not just behind a computer or playing their Wii or their Nintendo so we just want to promote physical fitness as well as parental involvement, get some fresh air and have fun," Bauer said.

"It's a chance to get families out get them to get to know one another and it's mainly just a community building event, we get the firemen out here and we just have fun," said Principal Ken Turner.

The money raised from the Kellar Colts Run is being donated to St. Jude.

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