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Paynesville Press - July 18, 2001

Obstacle course tests kids

By Linda Stelling

Fishin' for Legos Twenty kids in third through fifth grade took the challenge to run through the course on Thursday, July 12. First the kids ran individually, then they were paired up in races.

Left: McKenzie Quade tries to pick up Legos from ice cold water, while Russell O'Fallon lets his feet warm up a bit before attempt to pick up another Lego. Below: Elliot Bertram crawls through a tunnel.

Among the challenges were jumping over obstacles, crawling through a tunnel, tossing golf balls into a five-gallon pail six feet away, jumping rope, catching water balloons which were tossed 20 feet into the air, catching raw eggs without breaking one, and picking up Legos with their feet from a tub of ice cold water.

Crawling through tunnel After going through the course once, the water in the tub with Legos was cooled with a bucket of ice. The participants found this to be a “chilling” effect as their feet cramped up from the cold water. They had a difficult time trying to pick up the Legos using only their cold feet.

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