This Saturday, May 12, from 9am to 5pm
Disciples Café will donate 50% of all beverage sales to the well project.
Additional donations will also be accepted. Volunteers and participants can sign up as well.
“We are grateful to Disciples Café for their generous support of this important project.” said Kalamazoo Mud Run volunteer, Jean Henderson. “Water is something that is often taken for granted in our culture. We drink, cook and clean with it all day long by just turning on a faucet. In Bulenga, their access to clean water is very limited. This new automated well will change many lives for the better for years to come.” Learn more about the well project at http://kalamazoomudrun.com/
The event is themed - “Get Dirty for Clean Water” because 100% of the net proceeds will be used to bring clean water to the people of Bulenga, a village just outside of Kampala, Uganda. Kalamazoo Community Church is partnering with The Bridge in Portage and Living Water International to build a desperately-
The Kalamazoo Mud Run consists of a 5k course for solo runners, age 13 and up, and four person teams. There will also be a shorter Kids Mud Run for kids 6-12 years old. The trail-run style course is currently being planned as a 2.5k loop including obstacles and many opportunities to get wet and muddy. Participants can expect to be challenged with obstacles such as hills, wall climbs, mud crawls, mud trenches and lots of water. The event is getting lots of attention from the local running community and also from new runners looking for a fun event. Hundreds have already registered. Space is limited so people are encouraged to register early as to not miss being a part of Kalamazoo’s very first Mud Run.
Kalamazoo Community Church will also conduct a shoe collection for Soles4Souls for three weeks leading up to the Kalamazoo Mud Run. Shoes will also be collected at the Kalamazoo Mud Run including the muddy shoes from the participants which will be cleaned before being donated. Souls4Soles provides shoes to aid the hurting worldwide and also uses the shoes to support micro-business opportunities. Over 300 million children around the world are without shoes. Soles4Souls has distributed over 15 million pairs of shoes in five years and is currently distributing one pair every seven seconds.
Visit www.KalamazooMudRun.com for more information and updates about the course as it is being constructed. Registration is open starting at $36 for adults and $13 for children who register online by May 30th. Many sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available. Major Event Sponsors include: Wow Web Works, Best Way Disposal, Rhino Media Productions, Gazelle Sports, WVFM 106.5, Adams Outdoor Advertising and Cripps Fontaine Excavating. Email KalamazooMudRun@