NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Saturday's cloudy weather didn't stop hundreds of people from lacing up their shoes and getting a little dirty.
It was the 4th Annual Step Up For Soldiers Mud Run. Runners had to complete a 5K and 20 obstacles, which included crawling and climbing. It's estimated nearly 600 people participated in the event.
Last year organizers say, they raised $22,000 and all the money raised stays local.
"We're building a house, dedicated to Edward Kramer. A national guard soldier who was killed in 2009. We're building a house as a transitional home for a college bound family. So a veteran and his family will use the house while he attends full time college," said Thomas Russell with Step Up For Soldiers.
Organizers say, they try to have the event twice a year.
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