Students down and very dirty at Freak’N Farmer

Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures gives students the directions for their own adventure. (Mark Brett - Western News)
KVR Middle School students prepare for the start of their turn on the course. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Volunteers and teachers are trucked to the various obstacle sites to oversee the kids on the course. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Participants make their way through a water maze. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Negotiating the balance bar is usually a sure way to get wet. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Costumes are the order of business at the Freak’N Farmer. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Nathan Trelenberg, a grade 8 student at KVR Middle School goes beneath the barbed wire in the mud. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A fitting hat to keep off the rain. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The bar swing is one of the more challenging obstacles on the course. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Participants race to the next obstacle after completing the sprinkler run. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Nearly 400 students braved the elements and the obstacles Wednesday at the Freak’N Farmer course at Covert Farms.

This week and last, schools from throughout the region had an opportunity to get down and very dirty at the 650-acre property north of Oliver.

“The kids are out here having a blast, it’s of course a bit wet but they were going to get wet anyway, so it’s not bothering anybody, except maybe the teachers,” said organizer Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures.

On Saturday the eighth annual Home Hardware Freak’N Farmer event takes place, put on by Hoodoo and Covert Farms.

Nearly 500 adults and kids will take part in three distances, five, 12 and 20-kilometre events which is just as much or more fun for spectators and gets underway at 9:30 a.m.


 

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