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Tuff Tornado Run hosts 400 racers

Through rain, foam, mud
Tornado Tuff Run Luke Orton, 7Holly Mead Special to the Butler Eagle 10/1/22

BUTLER TWP — Through rain, foam, mud and color, racers participating in the Tuff Tornado Run had more obstacles than weather to contend with Saturday.

The two-mile fun run with 21 obstacles took over Alameda Park for an afternoon for the purpose of supporting the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation.

According to Audray Muscatello-Yost, a foundation board member and team leader for the Kids’ Weekend Backpack Program, the course included a tire crawl, sack race, hay bale climb, and more, with additions of a rope bridge and slime run for this year’s event.

“When we started, when you see the faces of everyone smiling, laughing, and happy, that makes it all worth it,” she said.

Rain drenched racers as much as the 250 gallons of slime, but nevertheless, funds rolled in for the foundation, Yost said.

“We’re going to make close to $17,000. That money goes toward our Kids’ Weekend Backpack Program, our creative teaching grants, much needed technology and more,” she said.

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