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Mud run raises 10k for ill kids

Published On: May 09 2014 05:35:24 PM CDT   Updated On: May 09 2014 06:06:48 PM CDT

A charity group in Pitt County held a mud run Saturday for critically and chronically ill children in Eastern North Carolina.

The Dream Factory Dirty Dash was a 5k obstacle course on some bike paths in Greenville. The organization sends children and their families on vacations or fulfills wishes.

The course had 8 obstacles including many areas that were covered in mud. This was the first year of the race.

More than 180 people participated in the run. Organizers said they raised $10,000.

Even though the Dream Factory is a national organization, the funds will stay in the 29 counties it covers in North Carolina.