Tough Mudders help Wounded Warriors

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 4:11 p.m. CDT
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Four members of the Moose(L)Up Redemption Club competed in the Tough Mudder challenge to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

Four members of DeKalb County's Moose(L)Up Redemption Club (MURC) participated in a growing international race called Tough Mudder to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tough Mudder is a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course designed by former Special Forces soldiers to challenge strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The obstacles consist of running up and down muddy hills, crawling through narrow tunnels, scaling 10-foot walls and even running through a 40-foot long pergola filled with electrical wires carrying 10,000 volt charges.

Tough Mudder has raised more than $3 million so far for the wounded Warrior Project. The WWP serves military service members with service-related wounds, injuries or illnesses incurred on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and their families. The WWP is a holistic program for injured veterans addressing their emotional, physical, family and psychological needs through counseling, adaptive sports services and employment training.

Rick Turner, Dave Reynolds, Chris Weller and Denny Kolkebeck of MURC have participated in previous Tough Mudder events to raise money and awareness for the WWP, as well as to channel their proclivities for fitness-based adventures.

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