Special needs elementary students take on Tough Mudder

CENTRAL, Texas (KTRK) -- Usually there's nothing cute about the Tough Mudder obstacle course, but a group of special needs students from Houston's De Zavala Elementary School changed that.

A class of 28 students participated in the 'Mini-Mudder,' which is a one-mile obstacle course that focuses on teamwork and is designed for children ages seven to 12.

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Within the participating special needs class, there are disabilities ranging from autism, intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments and speech impairments.

The goal was to encourage all of the little Mini-Mudder runners to overcome any obstacles that came their way.

The class not only participated, but finished the obstacle course on May 6 with smiling faces.

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