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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Jan. 30, 2014 - PRLog -- 3rd Annual Kalamazoo Mud Run – Early Registration ending February 28

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Supports Local and International Missions – New and Improved Course

Saturday, June 7, 2014

February 15, 2013 – Kalamazoo, Michigan: The  third annual Kalamazoo Mud Run is an exciting  fitness event with various new elements to offer participants on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Kalamazoo Community Church, located at 2435 N. 26th, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

Visit www.KalamazooMudRun.comfor the latest information. Sign up TODAY – as we are anticipating more than 2,000 runners!  View a video of highlights from the 2013 Kalamazoo Mud Run at: http://youtu.be/ldDq3qA3pKg

New highlights for 2014

·         A single loop 5K course

·         Up to 20 unique obstacles

·         A Team may consist of any size

·         New, exciting awards for fund-raising and costumes

·         Participant fund raising opportunities to maximize your race’s impact

The Kalamazoo Mud Run consists of a 5K course for solo competitive, team competitive, solo fun runners (age 12 and up).  There will also be a shorter Kid’s Mud Run for kids 6-12 years old. The trail-run style course is a 5K course 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, tire course, slides, mud trenches and lots of water.

** More**

In 2012, Kalamazoo Community Church (KCC) came up with the idea of converting the trails that wind through the 44 wooded acres surrounding the church into a challenging mud and obstacle course.  The event is part of the church’s ongoing mission to support sustainable well drilling operations in Africa. To date, more than $70,000 has been provided for clean water initiatives in Uganda. And this year, the Kalamazoo Mud Run is teaming up with ActiveWater, a Kalamazoo-based nonprofit, to provide freshwater wells to a village in Zambia.

ActiveWater co-founder, Daren Wendell, says “We couldn’t be happier about this partnership! This relationship comes at a time of great need as the village of Kaloko is home to more than 10,000 people – all of them lacking access to clean water. Families have been trekking across their community for 3 hours or more each day in search of water. Now, with the help of Kalamazoo Mud Run athletes and volunteers, we’ll be able to repair all seven wells that are broken and even build new wells and provide new community trainings.”

The race will also continue to benefit local missions by supporting the mobile food mission of Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.  Runners can bring their can goods and nonperishable foods to the church on the day of the race or at packet pickup.

Adult 5k Run Registration Fees (Age 12 & up):
$34 Early Bird Rate until February 28
$39 March 1 to Memorial Day, May 26
$44 May 27 to June 7
$49 Race Day if available.

Kids Mud Run (Age 6 to 12 years old):
$10 per child WITH a Shirt Included by February 28
$12 per child WITH a Shirt Included by May 27
$15 per child WITH a Shirt up to June 7 if available
One parent or guardian can run with each child for FREE.  (More details in website)

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities

Help us reach the goal of supporting sustainable well drilling operations in Kaloko, Zambia.  Current Event Sponsors include: Cripps Fontaine Excavating, Inc., Gazelle Sports, FM106.5, Rhino Media Productions, Habitat for Humanity, Best Way Disposal, SBF Enterprises/Corona Graphics, and Gordon Water Systems.

Email KalamazooMudRun@gmail.com to get involved.
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