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November 15, 2013

Local men take on Tough Mudder for good cause

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Olson said it was a rough-terrain obstacle course. “That was a real dress rehearsal for us,” he said.

Corbin said he’s not sure the World Toughest Mudder course will be as tough as the one in Illinois, but it was great training.

All of the men said they’ve heard multiple times from multiple people that they are crazy. But the men figure that this race will give them a platform to raise awareness and money for Destiny Rescue.

The winner of the World’s Toughest Mudder will receive a $12,000 prize. If the men win, they’re donating it all to the rescue organization.

But even if they don’t come in first, the men are raising money on their own.

Corbin said his team has had donors commit so much money per lap or give a flat donation. In adding up lap commitments, the men will earn about $125 per lap. Also, whatever the men raise, sponsor Encompass Nutrients, will provide a matching donation.

Castetter said it takes $1,500 to rescue a child. “Regardless of whether we win or not,” he said, “we will be rescuing three children.” They have that much money committed. Although more would be welcome.

They have several others sponsors, too, including Community Chiropractic and Wellness Center, which is where they got their team name — CCWC.

They were thankful to have CCWC on board with them. The team received 50 percent off of chiropractic care during training.

Rumfeldt said one thing he realized from training, “My body’s not indestructible.”

Each of the men suffered some form of injury while training — but they persevered. The men learned how to train better, how to fuel their bodies with nutrition and how to dress for the competition. At the World’s Toughest Mudder, competition officials make participants take a physical after each lap to see if they are in good enough condition to go again. Many participants get disqualified because they get hypothermia, Olson said. That’s why having the right equipment is just as important as the training, he added.

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