Out-Fit Challenge, following its debut last year, is expanding their 5K cross-country trail Mud Run targeting the LGBT community to other cities including Reno, San Francisco, Boston, New York City.
This year, the event in NYC will take place on June 21, at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center in Tuxedo Park; the Reno, Nevada event on September 20, 2014 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park; the Boston, Massachusetts event on October 11, 2014 at Amesbury Sports Park; and the San Francisco, California event on December 13, 2014 at Solano County Fair.
The cities were selected based on Out-Fit Challenge's voting contest, where the public received a chance to choose the city of their next major sporting event. Organizers are charging contestants a $55 registration fee and offering group discounts.
“It's amazing to watch Out-Fit Challenge and our mission begin to branch out,” said Tory Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO of Out-Fit Challenge. “I created this organization in the hopes that it could bring together people from opposite ends of the spectrum for one cause, and Out-Fit Challenge has definitely accomplished this. It has grown to extraordinary levels of participation, and we can’t wait to see the turnout in other cities as well”
Out-Fit Challenge is designed by and for members and friends of the LGBT community who aspire to compete, make new connections, and celebrate community via outdoor endurance sports. The company provides proceeds from every event to a national and local organization that strives to make a difference for LGBT individuals.
The sport event features over 15 military style obstacles such as the “Cherry Picker,” “Is that Mud in Your Pants,” and “Hello Sailor.” To celebrate the victory of finishing the course, there will be an after party at the finish line that will be hosted by local drag queens with varied selection of dance beats by local DJs, as well as a wide selection of delicious food and drinks.
Apart from putting on race events, the organization aims to aid national and local charities that are making a significant difference in the lives of LGBT individuals across the US. This event has grown to be a state to state national event open to all supporters of the LGBT community to bring awareness to Family Equality Council. Out-Fit Challenge's mission is to create a competitive experience that people will love, while also giving everyone an opportunity to feel a sense of community through fun challenges.