- $42 for one entry to the FIT Challenge 5K Mud Run ($85 value)
On Saturday April 5, 2014, runners will gather at WWI Park in North Attleboro to take on a spectacular challenge: make their way through the trails of World War I Park dotted with more than 25 obstacles, from climbing walls to monkey bars. The race promises to get its participants thoroughly muddy. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the North Attleboro Park and Recreation Department as well as type 1 diabetes research.
FIT Challenge founder Robb McCoy had participated in so many obstacle-course races, he finally got the itch to create his own. But first, he had to come up with a name. He landed on FIT, an acronym for fortitude, integrity, and toughness, each of which is necessary to take on a physical challenge or tell a waiter he brought you the wrong meal. Robb's inaugural event took place in August 2012, a 5K mud run that drew more than 1,200 participants and raised more than $5,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The follow-up event saw more than 1,400 participants and more than $5,000 raised for Joslins Diabetes Center. Robb plans on organizing plenty of more events in the coming months—so long as they challenge people and raise money for noble causes.