‘Young Barbarians’ race through mud

Published 10:17 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Volunteer Melody Finley crawls under caution tape, moves through mud as she heads to the finish line at the Young Barbarian Mud Run Saturday, hosted by Leisure Services. -- Carol Heard

Volunteer Melody Finley crawls under caution tape, moves through mud as she heads to the finish line at the Young Barbarian Mud Run Saturday, hosted by Leisure Services. — Carol Heard

By Joanie Williams
Special to The Post-Searchlight

More than 80 youth participated in the Young Barbarian Mud Run on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Most of those who competed were from Bainbridge, but there were also some from Cairo, Tallahassee and Blakely. All who participated had a great time and many of the participants said they wanted to run the course again.
After the last wave was completed and the final medal was handed out, volunteers lined up and ran the course as well. And yes, they too received a helmet for completing the run. Those who missed out but would still like to check out the results, should visit Bainbridge Leisure Services on Facebook and see all the pictures and video taken at the event by Carol Heard with Bainbridge State College.
Other events are marked on the calendar for the month of October. BLS has a variety of sports and programs and even
Flag and Tackle Football began last week at the Bill Reynolds Sports Complex. Games are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning at 6 p.m. Residents can come and see the little cheerleaders on those nights as well.
On Friday, Oct. 11, the Bainbridge Leisure Services football teams and cheerleaders have been invited to Centennial Field for pregame activities prior to the varsity Bainbridge High School game beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The football teams will run through the Bearcat tunnel as the Bainbridge Leisure Services youth cheerleaders cheer them on. Also, the cheerleaders will be performing a dance routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
For more upcoming events and information about more activities such as the Mud Run, look for updates coming soon about events such as the Zombie Run, Run Rudolph Run, and Boot Camp VI on the Leisure Service Facebook page, The Post-Searchlight and www.bainbridgecity.com.