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Hardcore fund raiser

FIRST-EVER HARDCORE MUDD RUN ATTRACTS NICE CROWD, RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

BOALSBURG -- The first-ever Hardcore Mudd Run was held Sept. 8 and 9 at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort in Boalsburg with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local sick and injured children.

Participants scaled the mountain with 50-pound sandbags, ran over and under fire and dealt with a tremendous amount of mud to help raise more than $8,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

More than 1,200 participants took the challenge to be Hardcore by completing the more than 6.5-mile obstacle course with 20 obstacles. All participants who finished the run were given a Hardcore Mudd Run t-shirt and hand had the opportunity to receive awards.

A portion of the proceeds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

Hardcore Mudd Run check presentation

PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Margaret Schlachter, Dirt in Your Skirt blogger; Gideon Schwartz, CEO, Hardcore Mudd Run; Vanessa Houser, Coordinator, Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger; Rich Olsen, COO, Hardcore Mudd Run; and Bennett Hoffman, Operations Manager of Tussey Mountain Ski Resort took part in the check presentation to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. The final total will be determined by the end of the week, but at least $8,000 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network.