Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race to support Kids in Gear


KITCHENER, ON, MAY 28TH 2016 — Runners, mudders, and thrill-seekers from around Ontario will beat the summer heat in the wildest—and muddiest—of ways when the 2016 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race Series comes to Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort in Kitchener on Saturday May 28th 2016.

An event designed for those who love fun, fitness and festivals, hosted by one of North America’s largest obstacle race companies, will see thousands of participants tackle 25 unique and challenging obstacles. Runners will jump over fire, crawl through underground tunnels, rocket down a 50 foot water slide and bounce on trampolines as they make their way in, over, and through the 5km layout at Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort in the heart of Kitchener.

Rugged Maniac has designated the Rangers’ Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program as their featured beneficiary for the Kitchener event. Rugged Maniac will donate $1 from each registration to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear and racers will have the opportunity to make additional donations through registration.

The Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require financial support in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The program also provides financial support and assists with playing fees for families.

“We are thrilled that proceeds from the 2016 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race will be directed to the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear Program,” said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. “Providing underprivileged youth in the Waterloo Region with the opportunity to play hockey is just one of the many ways that we give back to the community, both locally and across the country.”

Tickets are available online at Rangers fans can use the discount code RANGERS to receive $10 off registration entries. The day-long festival, which is free to attend for spectators, will also feature an array of entertainment including music, mechanical bulls, beer, food, and exhibition booths.

Rugged Maniac CEO Brad Scudder appeared on the hit show Shark Tank, and caught the attention of famed businessman and billionaire Mark Cuban, who was impressed with the events and the enthusiasm of all the Maniac participants. So much so that he secured a 25% ownership in the company with a $1.75 million dollar investment.

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Media Contact:

Dave Cannon, Rugged Maniac Canada 
(604) 868-3741 or

Michael Finnegan, Rugged Maniac Canada
(604) 698-5776 or

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