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Runners get wet, muddy and sweaty in 2014 Hard Charge

By Casey Siebels, KWCH Web Editor/Content Writer, csiebels@kwch.com
Published On: Apr 26 2014 04:22:40 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 26 2014 05:15:06 PM CDT

Hundreds of runners got covered in mud, sweat and even blood in the HARD CHARGE race, which took place on Saturday, April 26, in Park City, Kansas. Even members of KWCH Channel 12 and KSCW Channel 33, Cable 5 participated in the intense obstacle race.

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The race took runners through 4-5 miles of unpredictable terrains at the grounds of the Kansas Coliseum. Runners had to overcome more than 30 challenging obstacles that had them crawling through mud, climbing over hurdles, and jumping over barriers.

The event consisted of two primary heats: CHARGE for Fun (Beginners) and CHARGE for Glory (Pros).

CHARGE for Fun consisted of several different heats specifically designed for individuals in the military, college, teenage ages 14-17, and kids ages 5-13. CHARGE for Fun heats were neither timed nor competitive, allowing participants to just enjoy the obstacle course.

CHARGE for Glory was the heat for those ‘in it, to win it’, in which runners were timed and marshaled. The top qualifiers in The Glory race will be a televised.

The 4-mile challenge and nationally televised show is benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

For more information on Hard Charge, including TV airings of the race, visit: http://www.hardcharge.com/wichita2014

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