6th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest

The MKJ Farm in Deansboro hosted the 6th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest on Saturday to raise money for the Daniel Barden Adventure Scholarship.

Posted: Apr. 14, 2018 8:26 PM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2018 11:51 PM

DEANSBORO- The MKJ Farm in Deansboro hosted the 6th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest on Saturday to raise money for the Daniel Barden Adventure Scholarship.

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This race is also known as the "Boilermaker's Dirty Little Brother," that consists of a 5 mile, 5K, and a kid's half-mile obstacle course.

The fundraiser started in 2012 after the Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 20 children, one of them being first-grader Daniel Barden.

Many of those who participated in the race said they have some sort of connection to the shooting. "Being a police officer and I work as a school resource officer and knowing Daniel Barden's story. I knew this was something I had to do," said Matthew Wright.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Daniel Barden Scholarship for teens.

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