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Dirty Dog Mud Run to be held at Titus Mountain
The ever-growing sport of mud running and adventure racing has made its way to Malone, NY. Champlain Valley Search and Rescue Canine Unit plans to host the 1st Annual Dirty Dog Mud Run fundraiser at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center. The run consists of around 20 obstacles spread out over 7 kilometers up and down the lower mountain.
Champlain Valley Search and Rescue Canine Unit, or CVK9, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) K9 search and rescue team. They are specialized with the working dog and have support personnel to search for and rescue lost or missing persons. CVK9 also has an active technical rescue component to assist in land and water searches as well as natural or man-made disasters.
“We’re excited to implement a large-scale fundraiser to offset the costs of trainings, supplies, and equipment that CVK9 has to fund themselves. I’m excited that we can do this in a manner that is tied in with what we actually do—hike and climb and rappel—and it’s going to bring a really fun event to Malone that hasn’t been there before,” Brittany Taylor, fundraising chair for CVK9 states.
Obstacle races are growing in popularity and big name races like the Tough Mudder® and the Spartan® can be found throughout the country. Races are less “race” than they are “challenges,” as many runners help others through difficult obstacles such as wall climbs, ice baths, and barbed wire crawls. Ms. Taylor says that they are modeling the Dirty Dog after these races with hardcore obstacles but on a slightly smaller scale.
“CVK9 is the embodiment of people who want to help others. It is completely volunteer and we need to make sure that our members are fully trained to be ready for emergencies, which can be expensive. But at the end of the day it is a team effort, and we hope this message comes across during this mud run—people helping others,” said Chris Bresett, team leader and founder of CVK9.
The Dirty Dog Mud run is going to be held on October 19, 2013 at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center. This event is rain, shine, or sleet and registration is open now. Racers can compete individually or in teams. More information can be found at www.DirtyDogRun.com or on their Facebook page, Facebook.com/CVK9DirtyDog. Sponsors are also still welcome to help offset costs of setting up the race.