Mud Day in Michigan

The annual day sponsored by the Wayne County Parks takes place in a 75 foot by 150 foot giant mud pit that gives children the opportunity to get down and dirty at one of the messiest playgrounds Southeast Michigan has ever seen.

Thousands of children, who will be separated into two age groups: ages 4 and younger and ages 5-12, will charge into the mud to participate in fun filled activities, such as mud limbo and wheelbarrow races. The 2017 King and Queen were crowned after the games were over. (AP)

Photography by Carlos Osorio/AP

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Mud Day in Michigan

Kids participate in races during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Kids wash off after playing in the mud during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Kids participate in races during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Kids pose for a photo during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Brian Wilson, 10, adds grass to his mud covered body during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Mackenna Kofahl, 10, left, and Brian Wilson, 10, poses after being named 2017 Queen and King of the annual Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017, in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Kids play in the mud during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Brian Wilson, 10, is crowned 2017 King of Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Mackenna Kofahl, 12, removes her goggles after being crowned 2017 Queen of Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Haylie Sapp, 10, has her face wiped during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Mud Day in Michigan

Kids play in the mud during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, 2017 in Westland, Mich. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP)