Kids compete in annual Worm RaceSubmitted: 07/22/2014
Story By Hayley Tenpas

RHINELANDER - Kids found one of the biggest races of the year in the Northwoods Tuesday.

The Rhinelander District Library hosted their annual worm race.

Teams of two faced off with worms in hand.

Each believing their worm would win the trophy this year.

"ShadowWind is the fastest racer. Because he is never beaten," said 10-year-old Louis Malias.

This year's competition came from across the United States.

A veteran racer said she couldn't miss this years' event.

"Well, it took lots and lots of hours. I traveled from Arizona to Wisconsin," said 11-year-old Megan Foy.

In the end, there can only be one winner.

Race officials say the race helps kids understand a few valuable life lessons.

"We do have winners and losers. Everyone is really a winner, but it's a lesson in life too. You'll see some sad kids and some that are mad at their worms," said children's services director Tom Hurlburt.

If you missed this year's race don't worry, it will be back next year.
This year's winner was the team of Emma and Maria, and their worm, Dr. Steve.

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