POTEAU—The annual Brave the Mud Run is the only one of its kind in the LeFlore County area.
This year’s run will be held Aug. 19 and is the fifth annual race to benefit the LeFlore County Women’s Crisis Service.
The inaugural run was launched on Aug. 24, 2013 and it quickly became one of the major events in the area. The race raised over $13,000 in the first year, $15,000 the second year, $10,000 in the third and fourth year.
The funds raised help maintain the shelter so it can continue to serve women and children in the area.
The Brave the Mud Run provides a challenging experience for everybody who wants to participate, regardless of their abilities. Participants come in all ages, shapes and sizes and travel from various states to participate in the race.
The run has the support of the Poteau Fire Department, Poteau Police Department, LeFlore County EMS, the city of Poteau and many other sponsors. It is a 501( c )3 corporation so all donations are 100 percent tax deductible.
Also, this year another event was added for Aug. 18 to bring added awareness to the community about the shelter along with domestic and sexual abuse.
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Poteau. There is no charge. However, the committee is asking for donations of high heels size seven and larger and male volunteers to walk a mile in the heels.
There will be free food and music. Mud Run participants can pick up their packets at the event. For more information, call Glenda Wise at (918) 839-4785 or email at [email protected]const.com.
Applications are available HERE, at the shelter or on the Brave the Mud Run’s Facebook page.
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