PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
MUD GENERATED JOY — Justin McAdams, 24, right, and Stephanie Leong, 24, left, both of San Francisco are all smiles, finishing the Mud Aid at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on March 1. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SEALED WITH A KISS — Nick and Karli Taylor of Shingle Springs share a muddy kiss at the completion of the Mud Aid at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on March 1. The event supports the Infant -Parent Center in Cameron Park. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MARK WHITE, of El Dorado Hills makes his way through the ropes, a dry area of the race with his wife, Theresa, left, and Tiffany Lucchesi, of Pollock Pines, center, who ran the race with her husband, Gary, present but not pictured. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
GOOD, CLEAN FUN — Couples celebrate completing the Mud Aide, put on by the Infant Parent Center at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Karli and Nick Taylor, left, and Chris and Jenni Doherty, all from Shingle Springs, completed the 1.6-mile mud run course. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
NICK TAYLOR, of Shingle Springs smiles for the camera. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
VILLAGE LIFE EDITOR, Noel Stack, of Placerville, makes her way over a wall in the obstacle course. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
ADALICIA MORALES, 6 1/2, of Winters smiles after completing the run. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
ANAIS THOMAS, 10, of Cameron Park gets hosed off by dad, Greg, right, and Chad Walker of Shingle Springs after the Mud Aid March 1. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MUDDY DAD — Clara Walker, 7, of Shingle Springs, left, looks back to see how her dad, Chad, is doing as they come off of the water slide during the event. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEPHANIE LEONG, 24, of San Francisco emerges, smiling from the mud pit on the home stretch of the obstacle course. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MUD CRAWLERS — Justin McAdams, 24, left, and Stephanie Leong, 24, center, both of San Francisco make their way out of the mud pit as the net is held up by volunteer, Nyle Coleman, right, of Sacramento. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
THE BUCKEYE GIRLS, 10 and 11 years old from Buckeye School, right, raise their fists in victory with Chad Walker, of Shingle Springs, left, after completing the Mud Aid Mud Run at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on March 1. Left to right, Chad Walker, Isaac Koenigs, Anais Thomas, Charlotte Walker, Ella Koenigs, Taleeya Ackerly, Paige Kaufman. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FATHER DAUGHTER TEAM — Taryn Harwell, 12, of Placerville, right, follows her dad, Barry, as they enter the rope climb at the Mud Aid Mud Run. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
TWIN BROTHERS, Noah Sota, 15, left, and Christopher, right, of Pollock Pines crawl on hands and knees through the mud with Keefe Pesko, 14, of Diamond Springs, center, Kayla Cotten, 14, of Pollock Pines, back, center, and Trinity Harwell, 14, of Placerville, present but not pictured. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
BARRY HARWELL, of Placerville smiles as he emerges from under the netting covering the mud pit. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FATHER DAUGHTER TEAM — Taryn Harwell, 12, of Placerville, left, looks back to see how her dad, Barry, is doing as they come out of the mud pit at the Mud Aid. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MUD AID MUD RUN volunteer, Nyle Coleman, of Sacramento, right, holds up the net to allow the participants to exit the mud pit. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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