THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF EAST TEXAS BRINGS LONGVIEW’S FIRST OBSTACLE MUD RUN TO TOWN
The Run It Like It’s Hot! Miracle Mud Run
Longview, TX - The Miracle League of East Texas will host the Run It Like It’s Hot! Miracle Mud Run on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Lear Park Athletic Complex in Longview, Texas. The run is a fun, family-friendly event featuring a 5K course full of trails, 15 challenging obstacles and plenty of mud. There is a separate kids’ mini-course for ages 6 to 12.
The Run It Like It’s Hot! Miracle Mud Run will feature something for everyone – veteran “mud runners” and weekend gym warriors alike. Registration cost for the main course begins at $55, with discounts offered for teams of 4 or more. The kids’ course registration is $20, and spectator passes are $10. You can visit http://www.runitlikeitshot.org/ to find out more about the event, to register, or to sign up to volunteer.
The Miracle League of East Texas is hosting the event to raise funds needed to build the Miracle League baseball field at Lear Park, the area’s first field specifically constructed to meet the unique requirements of special needs children. Serving families in a 90-mile radius, this field will feature a rubberized turf field and will accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to avoid injuries. In close proximity, there will be a playground which is 100% handicap accessible. There are more than 18,000 physically and mentally challenged children in the immediate area who will qualify to play on the field. Bob Graham, President of the Board for the Miracle League of East Texas, states that “Every child deserves the chance to play baseball, and to create and share those lifelong memories most of us take for granted. What a small thing we can do to make such a difference for so many. I encourage everyone to be a part of this incredible project by coming out to run the event, or even just to spectate.”
About The Miracle League of East Texas
The East Texas chapter of The Miracle League was founded in 2012. The First Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Georgia in April 2000, and has since grown to over 250 fields across the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia. With the generous support of the community, we hope to break ground on the Longview field in 2014. To learn more visit www.miracleleagueofeasttexas.com, or call Bob Graham at (903) 235-3715.