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PHOTO GALLERY: Cross Country Xtreme

Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 5:11 p.m. CST; updated 5:33 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday at Midway Travel Plaza, close to 400 people participated in Cross Country Xtreme, a 4-plus mile race which has obstacles that include mud pits, mazes and climbing fences and hay bales.

Tony Rigdon, dressed as Ronald McDonald, runs through a screen of smoke at the beginning of the Cross Country Xtreme race Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza. Earlier, Rigdon had a full Ronald McDonald costume that looked as if he was riding an ostrich.
Ariane O'Day, dressed as a troll, tries to maneuver through a net during the Cross Country Xtreme on Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza. Obstacles in the race included smoke bombs, fireworks, mud pits and mazes.
Participants dressed as zombie brides climb up a muddy hill during the Cross Country Xtreme race Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza.
Lauren Grubb of Odessa, dressed as a jellyfish, climbs out of a mud pit during the Cross Country Xtreme race Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza. Participants in the race were encouraged to dress in ridiculous costumes.
MU junior Lilly Smith crawls through a maze dressed as Abraham Lincoln during the Cross Country Xtreme race Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza. Prizes were given for the most creative costume at the end of the race.

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