Hundreds of women in colorful attire dash through Wild Women Timber Challenge

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BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. – No boys allowed! That was one of the rules at Sunday’s Wild Women Timber Challenge in Bonner Springs.

The starting line at Sunday’s Wild Women Timber Challenge saw quite the colorful mix of crazy socks, fun costumes and lots of ladies. Hundreds of women came out for the 5K, which included more than 30 obstacles like ropes, running, really dirty mud pits.

Savannah Smith and her mother Linda Maus decided to wrap up the summer as “wild women.”

“We decided to do it because I’m moving to Florida and this is like our last mom and daughter bonding moment, and we thought it would be great to end the summer right before i go to college to do this together,” Smith said.

Maus lost a shoe in the action.

“So we’re running through a lot of like rough terrain, there are rocks and sticks. I started feeling my big toe was getting a little bit loose and I said I think I lost something. Next thing I notice I look down and my foot is sticking straight out,” she said.

Music, chalk, girl power; all benefitting the Kansas City Pet Project animal shelter.

“Any of the funds that are raised through events like this and through donations, they go directly toward the medical care of the pets at our shelter. So we’re really, really excited that all these participants are actually helping Kansas City’s unwanted and homeless pets at KC Pet Project,” Tori Fugate, manager of marketing and development at KC Pet Project, said.

Women gave back through coming out, hanging with the girls, and finishing strong.

“It was definitely a test of our health but it was fun and we did it together and it’s definitely a lot of memories that will last a long time. I feel like I can conquer the world right now because after doing that, I’m like oh yeah, I can handle anything,” Smith said.

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