“Dirty” Participants Donate Shoes to Soles4Souls

Columbia Sportswear is partnering with Soles4Souls at their “Muddy Buddy” events. Last week, our family friend and super volunteer Kelli Thoma, helped collect shoes at the Temecula, California event. Her truck was brimming with donated shoes!
Columbia Muddy Buddy Ride & Run events are adventure races that require two-person teams to navigate a six to seven-mile mountain bike and trail-running course containing five obstacles. Each event’s signature finale involves both teammates belly-crawling through a 60-foot-long mud pit before crossing the finish line. Kids between the ages of 4 and 13 can also join in the fun as a part of the Columbia Mini Muddy Buddy in which they complete a short obstacle course and slither through the same mud pit as the grown-ups.
The 10-year-old Muddy Buddy Series, which has become known for eccentric costumes and entertaining post race festivities, hosts between 900 and 1,800 two-person teams at each event and has responded to this growing popularity by expanding from 8 to 18 events over the last three years.
We’re just glad people donated shoes before they participated in the race!

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