Chamblee, GA, May 14, 2016 – The Post Reports – A record 1,200 participants turned out for the second annual Chamblee Fun Mud Run, presented by Ed Voyles Automotive, to raise more than $43,000 for the Chamblee Middle School Education Foundation on Saturday, April 30th. Runners braved mud pits, fire hoses, Army crawls, serpentine hill, tire step, and climbing walls on a 5K course that wound through the neighborhood surrounding Chamblee Middle School.
“We are thrilled with the turnout,” said Chamblee Middle School Education Foundation President, Amy Granelli. “The entire community stepped in to support us on every level. In addition to the runners, more than 150 volunteers, 20 sponsors and hundreds of spectators contributed time and resources to make this year’s Chamblee Fun Mud Run an extraordinary achievement.”
This year, the Chamblee Fun Mud Run had 400 additional registrants and raised $27,000 more than in its inaugural year, laying the foundation for the success of the event for years to come. “In addition to the money raised, we believe this event puts Chamblee Middle School on the map in the hearts and minds of this community – and that’s something you can’t put a price on,” Granelli adds.
The 2016 Chamblee Fun Mud Run Winners are:
Overall 5K Male Top Finishers:
- Bennett Solomon, age 15, 20:39
- Connor LaMastra, age 17, 21:14
- Mark Rotolo, age 15, 22:09
Overall 5K Female Top Finishers:
- Teagan Furbish, age 14, 23:20
- Brynn Lautenbacher, age 17, 24:23
- Kate Brun, age 30, 24:51
Sponsors for the 2016 Chamblee Fun Mud Run included Ed Voyles Automotive Group, Gables Brookhaven, USG, Jim Ellis Atlanta, Oliaro Commercial LLC, Parkview on Peachtree, i9 Sports, SJ Collins Enterprises, Bon Glaze, Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta, IBERIABANK, and Atlanta Concorde Fire Soccer Club.
Funds raised through the Chamblee Fun Mud Run support Chamblee Middle School with long-term investments in educational and technology resources, STEM programs and initiatives, language support, teacher training and development, and contribute to an endowment fund to support the school’s leadership position and pursuit of education excellence for all students. The Foundation strives to maximize its impact by encouraging collaboration between teachers, parents and community partners.
For more information on the Chamblee Middle School Education Foundation, please visit http://cmsef.org.