Special Olympics Long Island Region to Host Rugged Run for Respect Get Down and Dirty for a Great Cause


Special Olympics New York is proud to announce the Rugged Run for Respect, a 5k obstacle mud run, being held on Saturday, October 5 at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, NY.

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Long Island, NY - July 26th, 2013 - Special Olympics New York is proud to announce the Rugged Run for Respect, a 5k obstacle mud run, being held on Saturday, October 5 at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, NY.  All proceeds benefit Special Olympics New York.

Special Olympics New York has teamed up with adventure racing experts and all things muddy to bring you the Rugged Run for Respect!  This out-and-back course, complete with 13 body-bending obstacles, will not only test physical strength and agility, but mental stability as well.  This 5k challenge consists of winding trails, steep wall climbs, rope spider webs and much more. Join the Special Olympics New York team as they get down and dirty!

Rugged Run for Respect is open to anyone (age 16 and over) willing to channel their inner competitor (and get roughed up along the way)!  For the triathlon expert, seasoned runner or cross fit buff, this race will give all participants a run for their money! 

Q104.3FM is the official radio partner.  For more information and to register, visit the official website, or email Jennifer Cantone at jcantone@nyso.org

Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 61,582 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world.  Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports – at no cost to the athlete, their families or their caregivers. 

For further information, contact Jennifer Cantone at 631-254-1465 ext. 12