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Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Events, News | 0 comments

Volunteers Needed for South Florida Mud Run

Volunteers Needed for South Florida Mud Run

100% of Proceeds Benefit the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Calling for all volunteers for the Second Annual South Florida Mud Run, a challenging 3-mile obstacle course event that lets you get dirty for a great cause! This event takes place on January 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. Volunteers can sign up at http://southfloridamudrun.com or email southfloridamudrun@gmail.com. Participants can sign up as individuals or teams, and the event is open to children and adults ages 4 and up. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Register now for the special rate of $50 for adults and $20 for children. From December 31st until January 5th rates increase to $55 for adults and $25 for children. January 5th is the last day to register for the event. Register today to take advantage of reduced prices.

This unique event features three miles of challenging and fun obstacle courses designed for all ages and degrees of athleticism. Participants will run, jump, crawl, and climb through obstacles in the mud. This year, the event will feature two adult courses, one for those who would like to be challenged and another for beginners who just want to have fun. There will also be two child-friendly courses – a half-mile course and a one-mile obstacle run.

“Last year we expected a turn out of about 500 runners, and nearly 2,600 people participated in the event,” says Stephanie Ink-Edwards. “After seeing the fantastic show of support and attendance by members of our community, we knew that this was a worthwhile opportunity for us to raise funds for a valuable cause while supporting an active family lifestyle.”

For more information or to register, email southfloridamudrun@gmail.com or visit http://southfloridamudrun.com.

About Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

All gifts to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign support the construction of a new state-of-the-art, 128-bed, comprehensive pediatric health care facility on the grounds of Health Park Medical Center. B. Thomas Golisano, a resident of Naples and noted philanthropist, pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign contributions up to $20 million.

“This gift comes as my personal commitment to help Lee Memorial Health System build a hospital where all children in Southwest Florida will receive the best possible care close to home,” Mr. Golisano says. “I hope this gift helps leverage support from others in the region and motivates everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to this endeavor.”

About South Florida Mud Run

Dustin Edwards and Stefanie Ink-Edwards founded the South Florida Mud Run in early 2012. The Mud Run was created as a unique fundraising event that not only would raise money for a worthy cause, but also promote an active lifestyle in a family friendly way. This event will contribute 100 percent of its net proceeds to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to help build a new tower for the hospital.

 

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