SAN BERNARDINO – Mud, fun, health and wellness will converge on the hills of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department training facility on Saturday May 17 as thousands of people come out to take part in the 10th Anniversary SBSD Mud Run, hosted by the Sheriff’s Athletic Federation.
Each year the Sheriff’s Athletic Federation hosts The Mud Run, a grueling 5K race designed to test the strength and determination of those who compete. The event combines dirt, water and willpower to make one of the region’s most popular “adventure” athletic competitions. The academy grounds are transformed into a muddied obstacle course that provides not only a physical challenge but much entertainment.
The Mud Run last year brought in 2,800 participants – plus hundreds of spectators – and this year we hope to exceed that number. Representatives from San Bernardino County Fire Department, AMR and the Sheriff’s Department Medical Reserve Corp collaborate to make this event a success.
The proceeds of the mud run benefit the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Athletic Federation, which has been a successful 501(c) non-profit organization since 1984. Our membership is made up entirely of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department law enforcement officers. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for department members and the community we serve.
The federation donates several thousand dollars to local charities each year, affirming the belief in service to the community. One of our main charities is SEAT (Safety Employee Assistance Team), which provides assistance and support to Sheriff’s Department members in critical situations from the time they are hired through retirement. Employees, volunteers, retirees and their families are assisted during major illness or accidents, living condition emergencies, and funeral arrangements.
Young Homes, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) have committed to generous sponsorships. The SAF greatly appreciates the support of these organizations and their commitment to improve the quality of life for department members and the community as a whole.
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Cindy Bachman, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department PIO
(909)387-3700 or (909)387-0639
For more information log on to: www.sbsdmudrun.com
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