Muddy Miles Bring Scores of Smiles - Local Car-X’s 5K Mud Run for Charity a Huge Success

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Close to 1,500 runners descended upon the Champaign County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 8, to participate in the second annual Car-X Crazy K, a charity event for the Champaign-Urbana area.

Close to 1,500 runners descended upon the Champaign County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 8, to participate in the second annual Car-X Crazy K, a charity event for the Champaign-Urbana area. The race dared runners to complete a 3.1-mile course while navigating through a slew of obstacles—from mud pits and hurdles to tarp crawls and foam slides.

Organized by local Car-X owner Parham Parastaran, the event successfully raised nearly $50,000 for twenty-five local charities. Unlike other events of its kind, the Crazy K allowed runners to choose which charity would receive the bulk of their registration fees.

“Crisis Nursery was excited to be involved with the Crazy K for another year,” said Stephanie Record, Executive Director of Crisis Nursery, one of the many charities the Crazy K benefitted. “It was a great race last year, but under Parham’s direction, it has really grown into a community event. Crisis Nursery is humbled by the overwhelming generosity of the community, and is looking forward to being involved for years to come!”

Inspired by the Warrior Dash franchise, the Car-X Crazy K boasted a slightly more family-friendly course, encouraging all age groups to participate. With several divisions of adult groupings, and even a shortened youth run for children, the Crazy K highlighted the best of Champaign-Urbana, featuring a full bar, complimentary food, and live music with an electric atmosphere.

“It means the world to make an impact in this community, and it means even more to do it on such a large scale,” said Parastaran. “I’m just glad Car-X could host such an important event while simultaneously making it so enjoyable.”

Parastaran says he and his team have already started planning next year’s course, expecting it to be even better. Look for details of the 2013 Crazy K to be released on the event’s website (http://www.carxcrazyk.com) in the coming months. And while there, check out any online deals for bleach. Next year’s race will be even dirtier.

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