Saturday afternoon in Folsom was home to wacky fun as the third annual Wacky Dash drew hundreds to Digger and Sharon Williams Park.
The annual event is an athletic competition like no other that takes place on course that is not your usual competition course. It’s fun, it’s dirty, it’s wacky.
Saturday’s event drew a record 650 people to compete, according to Lesley Miller of Folsom Parks and Recreation, who presents the event.
The unique course was complete with mud pits, water slides, a hay bay tunnel, balance beams and a tunnel of foaming bubbles. It all started with a variety of inflatable obstacles, a large slip and slide and concluded with a car wash styled “human wash.”
“What a lot of fun this is,” said Felipe Rodriguez, Folsom’s Fire Chief who was competing with his family Saturday.
The group started the event in perfectly clean colorful “Folsom Runs in our Family” t-shirts. They finished hand in hand, covered with mud and had just as much fun hosing off as they did in the event.
Upon crossing the finish line, participants were presented with a commemorative medal for their efforts.
The event drew participants from all different areas, especially Folsom, where many local businesses and city leaders participated in their respective groups to show their spirit in the city that is known for being distinct in nature, especially when it comes to getting wacky.
Be sure to pick up the print edition of the Folsom Telegraph for our special keepsake photo page on this event.
Telegraph photos by Bill Sullivan