Ft. Recovery, Ohio – July 3, 2016 — The 5th Annual Mad Run held on May 21st in historic Ft. Recovery has been deemed a success for the St. Henry EMS. With nearly 1,000 participants the Mad Run was able to make a donation of $10,000 to the local volunteer organization.
Deb Mertz, Mad Run president, stated, “I am very pleased with the results of this year’s Mad Run and the assistance the event has been able to provide to the St. Henry EMS. Each year, the volunteer EMT and paramedics provide a presence and assistance if need be at our event. The committee felt donating to them was a great way to thank them for their support.”
Nathan Wendel, St. Henry Squad President, extends his appreciation to the Mad Run Committee and participants for their support. Wendel stated “we are grateful for the generous donation from the Mad Run and were glad to be a part of it. Our volunteers had a great time helping out at the event.”
The Mad Run, a 5K off-road challenge course travels through Ambassador Park and surrounding wooded areas while offering a series of 25 obstacles and 4 additional challenges for teams and individual participants.
The most popular obstacle this year was the “Caged Crawl” an obstacle constructed and sponsored by Cargill. Participants were required to slither into a trench of cold, muddy water on their back, with a cage above their head giving them only inches of room to breathe, for a distance of 25 feet.
Back by popular demand was the “Slip and Slide”. One of the original obstacles but still one of the favorites. There is nothing like the rush of racing down a 300 foot slippery runway and plunging into a pool of muddy water!
The Mad Strong, a timed, strength-based course featured a series of lifting, pulling, and carrying challenges made its return to the event as well. In contrast to the Mad Run course, Mad Strong was based on strength and endurance rather than distance running.
The Mad Kid, which focuses on youth who were not old enough to participate in the actual events, gave kids an opportunity to experience how much fun their older friends and family members were having.
The Mad Run Committee would like to thank the Fort Recovery Ambassadors for their continued support of the event and the many volunteers who assisted with the construction of the obstacles, set up of the course and assisting during the event. Their commitment and dedication are greatly appreciated.
Sponsors for the event were: Fort Recovery Ambassadors, Good Times Event Services, Tomorrow’s Technology Today, Mercer Health, R&R Fabrications, Cargill, Moeller Brew Barn, Cooper Farms, Broering Farms, LCS Inc, Cooper Farms, Imperial Tent, Dannon, F-1 Sound, Bright Future, Homestretch Sportswear, Stage Right Productions, J&M Manufacturing, C-Town Promotions, Ft. Recovery Lumber, Huelsman Automotive, Innergy Fitness, St. Henry Tile Co., Vore’s Welding & Steel, Second National Bank, 4-U Packaging, Hull Brothers, Central Soft Water Systems, K&L Tractors, Wendel Poultry, Town & Country Chiropractic, Schockman Lumber, Pleiman Farms, CAPT, Doll Printing, E.M.S. Body Parts & Service, Tumbusch Construction, Totally Fit, SNAP Fitness, and Carriage Werkes.
Registration will go “LIVE” at www.themadrun.com on August 1st for the 6th Annual Mad Run scheduled for May 20, 2017.
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