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Video: Jungle Challenge Comes to West Point

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – West Point wants to become the healthiest city in Mississippi.

To that end, adventure met exercise today at the NMMC West Point Wellness Center.

Children ages 5 to 12 showed their paces on a Jungle Adventure Race course.

Challenges included a rope climb, a kangaroo hop and even a crocodile creep.

All the muddy, wet fun served as a fundraiser for The Healthy West Point Task Force.

Wellness Director Tracy Arnett says, “A lot of adults around here have done a warrior dash, and that’s an adult adventure race, but we have never done a children’s race. So we are trying to raise money for a healthy West Point Task force in a fun way.”

5-6 year old winner Luke DeSantis says, “ It was like awesome. When I ran into the water, I was like, I’m about to jump in and swim in there, and then when it was over here, then I was like can I jump in the water.”

The goal for this years event was to raise $5,000 for the Healthy West Point Task Force.