The Best In Special Events

Let’s face it—if you’re bored with your list of programs, so are your visitors.

Try something new! © Can Stock Photos Inc./lenm

Seniors can only yell “bingo” so many times, and although the quest for tricks and treats probably never gets old for children at Halloween, it’s probably time to make some changes to the run-of-the-mill menu of programs.

What can you do to liven things up?

Here is a list of the some of the most unique ideas we found:

The Mullet Haul 

The Mullet Haul will feature both a 5-mile and a 10-mile race on the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park. We encourage racers to sport their mullets, either authentic or artificial, as part of this themed event. The award ceremony and a party with live music and beverages will be held immediately following both races.

–Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (S.C.)

Turtle Derby

$2 per entry, Free to Watch

Slow and steady wins the turtle race. Photo courtesy of Shakopee Parks and Recreation

Shiny shells bursting with turtle power will scurry or slouch their way across the finish line. Bring your own turtle or borrow one of ours. There will be a Slow Poke Champion and Derby Champion with trophies and prizes awarded. This event is fun for all ages!

–City of Shakopee (Minn.)

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Free

Join us as we put a new spin on an old spring tradition. Children ages 11 to 14 are invited. Bring your sense of adventure and a flashlight to light up the night as we hunt for Easter eggs.

–Williamson County Parks & Recreation (Tenn.)

Mud Mania

The 34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania will be held at Firefighter’s Park. Mud Mania is open to anyone wanting to take part in this annual summer ritual, which signals the start of the coming school season.

Firefighter’s Park will be the scene of the crime as nearly 400 brave souls will slip and slosh their way to a dirty and gritty ending while trying to win the crown of fastest mud runner in their age division.

Boys and girls compete separately to see who can navigate the obstacle course the fastest. The Champion and Runner-up in each age division is awarded a Mud-Mania T-shirt and the winner will also receive a Champion Mud-Mania Trophy. Age divisions are divided into 4 and 5 years old, 6 and 7, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, 12 to 14 years, 15 to 17, 18 to 34 years and the Sr. Division of 35 years and older.

It’s all for fun and a great way to spend a day in the park. Participants will also have the opportunity to get clean by stepping into the friendly Haz-Mat shower after their run.

Concessions will be available complements of the Optimist Club of Kingman. Proceeds from concessions go back to parks and recreation to support the Youth Mighty Mite Basketball program. It’s gonna be dirty and it’s gonna be fun, so we’ll see you at the big event!

–City of Kingman (Ariz.)

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