Occupational therapist Angela Grondin scampers through the Tough Gator Challenge mud pit at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston on Friday. Students filled the sides of the obstacle course as teachers and staff completed a section of the course. Volunteers from the school’s Parent Teacher Organization have organized the mud run for the past four years and use proceeds from the fundraiser to fill teachers’ requests for class visitors and trips. The Tough Gator Challenge is open to elementary school children and their families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 per person. 

Students from Terry Dussault’s third-grade classroom cheer their teacher on during the Tough Gator Challenge teachers run Friday at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston. 

Geiger Elementary School Principal Cindy Gish climbs over one of 19 obstacles during the Tough Gator Challenge teachers run Friday at the school. The course is about 1.5 miles of hills, obstacles and mud. 

Parent volunteer Chip Groover counts down to the start of the Tough Gator Challenge teachers run Friday pit at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston. 

Third-graders celebrate after their teacher, Terry Dussault, finished the Tough Gator Challenge teachers run Friday pit at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston. 

Teachers and staff gather gather at the start of the Tough Gator Challenge teachers run at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston on Friday. 


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