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Vision:

To develop obstacle course races in Indiana and increase growth and awareness of our mission.
Mission:
The mission of the Marine Mud Run and it's primary purpose is to raise funds for Children, veteran Marines in need, and support other community non-profit veterans groups, by conducting an annual Obstacle Course Race (OCR), to provide hope and build the self-esteem of the children of Michiana, veterans, and the community.
The Marine Mud Run is a 5k run through mud and obstacles, which is operated with volunteers, and with Marines who provide words of encouragement and motivation to help runners make it through to the end. We are a not-for-profit and all proceeds go to our programs.
The Run began in 2004 when First Sergeant Samuel “Sam” Alameda saw a need in the South Bend area for Toys for two specific age groups within the Toys for Tots program that were underrepresented. The run was first hosted at Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana in 2004.
In 2004 and 2005 the run attracted 200 runners. In 2006, we moved to South Bend, Indiana and motivated 260 runners to complete the course. By 2007, attendance increased to 370 runners.
In 2007, we saw a greater need in the community, with the number of Marines returning from war, with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) and decided changed our mission to help more than just the children, but veterans, and the community. It was decided by the board to change our mission to better support those issues to, "it's primary purpose is to raise funds for Children, veteran Marines in need, and support other community non-profit veterans groups, by conducting an annual Obstacle Course Race (OCR), to provide hope and build self-esteem of the children of Michiana, veterans, and the community."  
By 2009, the run reported only a small 3.7% in revenue expenditures, leaving 96.7% of all revenues for program execution (holding the run and buying toys).
In 2012, we moved again to Marian HS, where we have found a permeant home. We are grateful to our new partnership, with Marian HS, and look forward to many years together.
In 2016, we added Time-Events.com, as our official timing company.
Come out and get muddy with us or volunteer to provide our friends with a memorable experience.
The Mud Run’s motto is "Semper Fi to the Children."

 

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