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Local heroes to battle mud, obstacles while raising funds for Heroes in Action

Last updated: July 08. 2014 7:45AM - 209 Views
By Maxwell Householder



Soldiers like this one will be getting dirty when the 2014 Mud Dog Challenge takes place on July 19.
Soldiers like this one will be getting dirty when the 2014 Mud Dog Challenge takes place on July 19.
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Area heroes will battle mud pits, rope walls, stacked tires, balance beams, tunnel slides, and more Saturday, July 19, at The Mud Dog Challenge obstacle course to help Heroes in Action raise funds that will help provide care packages to American service members stationed overseas and to the wounded at home.


The Mud Dog Challenge course, located at 10631 Airport Highway in Swanton, is a fun, family-oriented obstacle course where participants will get wet, muddy, and be challenged to conquer more than 20 obstacles over the course of three miles while having the time of their lives. Participants do not have to be physically fit, but they do need to come with the goal of having fun and raising much needed funds and awareness for the men and women currently serving our great nation.


“The Mud Dog Challenge course offers a great training ground to prepare for the Tough Mudder or Spartan Races. But more than that, our course is a great time for everybody of every fitness level,” said Julie Earnest, Vice President at E3 Events, LLC and Mud Dog Challenge owner. “The partnership between The Mud Dog Challenge and Heroes in Action is a natural one. Come out, wear some camouflage (or at least something comfortable), and support our men and women in uniform. You will have great time!”


Registration for this even is now open and participants may register online at www.muddogchallenge.com.


Those planning to attend can register as an individual or as a team. Follow Heroes in Action or The Mud Dog Challenge on Facebook and ask for the special event promotional code for $10 off your event registration fee (or $5 off for ages 5-9).


For more information about Heroes in Action, visit www.heroesinaction.org. To learn more about The Mud Dog Challenge, visit www.muddogchallenge.com or call Julie Earnest at (419) 279-2643. For sponsorship information, please call Nanette Nieto at (419) 944-6430. The deadline to become a sponsor of this event is Friday, July 11, 2014.


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