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Dirty Dozen to benefit military, first responders

— The fifth annual Dirty Dozen and Half Dozen is scheduled for May 24 at the National Guard Armory in Avon Park.

The mud will start flying with the Half Dozen run at 9 a.m. for kids 7-12 years old. It is a one-mile course with six crazy and muddy obstacles, and a slip-n-slide at the finish line.

It will be followed by the adult waves for those 13 and older running every 30 minutes. The two-mile course will have 12 challenging obstacles.

Each participant will receive a Dri-Fit event shirt, authentic military dog tags and a swag bag with either Sparkling Ice or beer.

All proceeds will go to military and first responders, including West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, Florida National Guard Bravo Battery and the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Gates open at 8 a.m. with Rebekah Wills singing the National Anthem at 8:45. Prizes will be awarded for males and females in six age groups. Parking is $5 per car. No coolers, please, as vendors will be on-site.

A presenting sponsor is still being sought for $5,000, who will have the honor of naming the final recipient. For information, contact Lisa at crossfitsebring@yahoo.com.

To register, visit www.ddozen.com. Teams of 10 and military personnel get a discount.