01/20/2014 - Running races provides athletes with an opportunity to compete, both personally and against others. Some races, known as “mud runs” have been gaining popularity. Mud runs are messy and usually have obstacles along the way. For runners like Anthony Amado the mud runs present a new challenge and are something to help gain confidence and strength.
In July of 2013 Pemberton, New Jersey was home to an ABF Mud Run called the “Restore the Shore 5K ABF Mud Run. Proceeds from that run helped to restore areas of the jersey shore affected by Super Storm Sandy and also to the Wish Upon a Hero fund. Anthony Amado ran this race to be challenged physically and mentally, and also as way to give back to the community.
The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants wishes of those in need. The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation is based in Voorhees, New Jersey. Racer Anthony Amado was honored to run a race that not only supported the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, but also the Restore The Store organization as well. More information about the ABF Mud Run can be found herehttp://www.abfmudrun.com/