May 22, 2013
A Little Mud Never Hurt Anyone
Ever had an overwhelming desire to jump into a dumpster full of ice? Army crawl through a field of mud? Sprint through an electrified field?
Would you do it to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, to help severely injured armed forces members? We asked our Chicago office these same questions and a crazy group of 13 answered with a resounding “YES!”
On Saturday, May 18th, Sean Byrne, Bobby Wells, Angel Scheid, Tim Kalicak, Julie Collins, Kaitlin Lang, Jen Shankman, Neamen Lewis, Jared McMahon, Julie Haferkamp, Khaleed Juma, Adam Russell, and Bryan Farrell woke up bright and early to tackle the 10-mile obstacle course in the suburbs of Chicago.
All thirteen challengers successfully crossed the finish line together in a little over four hours with a few bumps and bruises, a big sense of accomplishment and share-worthy stories, photos and videos that have been circulating the office since race-day.
Over the past three years, the Tough Mudder has become a global phenomenon, growing from just three events in the United States in year one, to over 35 worldwide this year. By running the Tough Mudder this year, our work family has helped raise funds and awareness for a charity that is near and dear to our hearts – The Wounded Warrior Project.