Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!

ACCE March Column

Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!

Giles County – The unseasonably warm weather has students looking forward to summer and the school years beyond. Access to Community College Education program students look forward to their next year in the program, and seniors in high school are making big decisions about their future. The Access to Community College program in Giles County helps both students and families on the path to academic success. Every month we bring you a story of someone involved in either the ACCE Program or the very popular Muddy ACCE Race event, which is scheduled for September 16, 2017. This month we talk to a runner in the race, Kyle Higginbotham.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about yourself

A: I’m in high school and I play soccer. I am more academic than athletic and I plan on going to college at Radford.

Q: How did you participate in the ACCE Program?

A: I was a runner in the Muddy ACCE Race

Q: Why did you get involved with the Muddy ACCE Race?

A: It looked like it was really fun and I enjoy running, so it sounded like a great event for me.

Q: What is the one thing you’ll take away from the ACCE program or MAR event?

A: It was a great time and I would love to do it again next year.

Q: If you could share a sentiment to those considering the program, perhaps as a student or parent, or considering running in the 2017 event—what would you tell them?

A: It made my month. It was so much fun to run in the Muddy ACCE Race and all of the money goes to a great cause.

If you are interested in learning more about the NRCC ACCE program in Giles, please visit For more information on the 2017 Muddy ACCE Race,

Kyle Higginbotham

Kyle completes one of the many mud pits at the MAR event forcing participants to get muddy, all for a good cause & a good time.

Kyle Higginbotham completing the first annual Muddy ACCE Race event. As a high schooler he ran for fun & the experience.