South Florida Mud Run Holds Obstacle Design Competition for FGCU Engineering Students

December 6, 2013 CONRIC PR

South Florida Mud Run is pleased to announce that the event is partnering with the American Society of Engineers to hold an obstacle design competition for engineering students at Florida Gulf Coast University. These students are challenged to design a new obstacle for the race, which takes place takes place on January 11, 2014 at from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. The winning students will represent FGCU as their obstacle is featured in one of the obstacle courses on race day.

The South Florida Mud Run 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.

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. This year’s event takes place on January 11, 2014 at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. For more information or to register, email or visit

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