From staff reports
MERIDIAN — Runners cross over a log at Lazy Acres Plantation during last year's Hillbilly Run. This Saturday the 2013 Great Strides 5K Walk and Hillbilly Run will have the first wave of runners taking off at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and clothing appropriate for the course which involves a pumpkin crawl, hay bale hopping and wading through a mud filled pit among many other obstacles. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.