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First Pelham Mudfest Challenge

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The Rotary Club of Fonthill is looking for a few hundred filthy-minded people to come play in the mud with them on May 3, as they present the first Pelham Mudfest Challenge.

The challenge is a five-kilometre fun-run obstacle course throughout the rolling hills of Bissell’s Hideaway Resort, off Metler Road in Ridgeville.

“You’ve probably heard of people who do the ‘Tough Mudders’ and other tough races, but we want to emphasize that our event is about teamwork and the fun that we have built into this challenge,” notes Frank Adamson, event chairman.

“It’s best to go into it as a team, because we encourage you to work together to get over the obstacles, and help pick each other up when you find yourselves sliding around in the mud.”

Adamson, who has participated in other similar events, notes that those who come out will definitely get wet and dirty. Natural and built elements are combined for teammates to race over, under, around and possibly even through! The end result will be a nice (cold) shower before being fed and entertained, along with the satisfaction of contributing to a worthwhile cause.

The event is the first of its kind in Pelham, created by the Rotary Club of Fonthill as a fundraiser for Pelham Cares’ Home for Good Capital Campaign. The non-profit social agency recently moved into a permanent home, and has been running a capital campaign to help bring down the mortgage costs and build long-term sustainability.

The entrance fee for the Pelham Mudfest Challenge is $70 per person, if you are on a team of four or more, or $75 for single entry. Participants will receive a T-shirt, lunch, drinks, entertainment, and a chance at some fun prizes. Entrants are also being encouraged to raise pledges for Pelham Cares above the entry fee, and there will be prizes for the top fundraising individual and team.

Rotarians are putting together the final details for the event, and are seeking sponsors for the obstacles, to help offset the up-front costs.

For more information, including a FAQ section and registration link, visit www.pelhammudfest.ca.

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Adamson at 905-892-0200.

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Marc DeLisio is the Director of Marketing and Technology at Naturally in Niagara. Marc loves Niagara, and is striving to make it an even better place to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire!

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