South Florida Mud Run Set for Saturday, Jan. 12
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announces the South Florida Mud Run-a three mile obstacle and mud-filled run-is set for Saturday, Jan. 12. The event will also feature half mile and one mile child-appropriate mud runs as well.
Proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the generosity of Mr. B. Thomas Golisano and will support construction of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida scheduled to open in 2016 on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers.
The run will take place at the Red Neck Yacht Club located at 44570 County Road 74 in Punta Gorda. Registration closes online on Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. EST. Registration fee is $75. Parking is $10. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on-site with proceeds going to the charity. Waves of 200 participants each will be scheduled at separate times from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The South Florida Mud Run was founded in early 2012 when founders Dustin Edwards and Stefanie Ink-Edwards decided to create a new type of fundraising event in South Florida. They wanted to create a unique fundraising event that not only would raise money for a worthy cause but did it in an active lifestyle and family-friendly way. Both of the Edwards’ children, Owen, seven years old and Emelia six months old, spent time in hospital NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units).