Outdoor Weekend Events April 30th – May 1st

There’ll be plenty of warmth and sun – at least for the start of the weekend – for some fun weekend events.
You can dance the night away and support Columbus State’s new dance minor program at Spring Swing tonight from 7:00 p.m. until midnight edt in Woodruff Park. Tickets at $10 and go toward the program. Ages 16+
Saturday morning at 8:00 you can get in a 5K or fun run to help support Relay for Life at the events conclude at AJ McClung. 
If flying is more your fancy – the Youth Eagles Day provides free flights for kids Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Columbus Airport. 
Or you can check out some acrobats, arts and entertainment at the free outdoor festival Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. cdt for Auburn Cityfest 2016 in Auburn.
This weekend’s highlighted event is the Highland Mud Run Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. edt at North Highland Church. 
Jubilee Criswell is the Columbus Leadership College director and has helped coordinate the Highland Mud Run.
The highland mud run is the muddiest, largest mud run in the Chattahoochee Valley. We have over 30 obstacles here at the highland mud run – from water pits to mud slides to barbed wire crawls to tire swings. And all of it is to raise support for our four main causes,” says Criswell.
Those four causes are the Children’s Miracle Network, the Teen Challenge Girl Center, Sound Choice Pregnancy Center and Speed the Light – which raises money for missionaries in Eastern Europe.  
All funds from the mud run support each organization.
“The heartbeat behind why we do the highland mud run is to make an impact in Columbus. We have about 20 on our committee who have spent the past 24 weeks strategizing and building the course and having he community donate certain materials. All of this effort is to make Columbus a better place,” she adds.
For more information on the Highland Mud Run or to register → www.thehighlandmudrun.com

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