DEANSBORO — Participants got down and dirty once again for the sixth annual Daniel Barden Mudfest.

Runners were able to crawl through mud-filled pits, climb obstacles and swing across monkey bars.

The wet and muddy multirace event is in memory of Daniel Barden, one of the first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut in December 2012.

People from across the country participated Saturday, but many, including Aiden Foss and his father, Cody, were from Connecticut.

“This is my fourth time doing it,” Aiden Foss said. “Every year it keeps getting harder and harder, but I think the main goal of it is to do it with other people and show as much teamwork as you can to get through every obstacle.”

His father couldn’t agree more, as they were both covered in mud after crossing the finish line.

“There’s a great sense of community out here,” Cody Foss said.

Guests were able to register for a 5-mile race, a 5K run, and a kids' half-mile obstacle course.

The event also raises money for the Barden Adventure Scholarship, which gives eighth-graders in the greater Utica and Danbury, Connecticut, areas an opportunity to take part in an all expense paid 10-day canoe and camping trip through the Adirondacks.