Columbia, SC, June 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, recently announced that Samurai Karate has registered a team for this year's USMC Mud Run, scheduled September 25th.
The Greater Columbia Marine Foundation which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization sponsors the event annually to raise money to support Marines and their families from the Columbia area who have been wounded or killed while serving on active duty. Profits from the race are also used to support several local college scholarships named after Marines killed serving their country and local events which promote the Marine Corps in the community.
"This is such a wonderful community event, " commented Feldt, "and I have heard so many positive stories from people who ran the mud run, that I wanted my school to participate. I expect the course to be very challenging but also a lot of fun. The best part, is the registration fees are used to support a wonderful charity and I am thrilled to play a small roll in it!"
Every year in September, the Greater Columbia Marine Foundation hosts the largest Mud Run in the Southeast. The race attracts thousands of people from all over the Southeast and beyond. The Ultimate Challenge Mud Run is over 4.2 miles, and has 30 obstacles that have to be crossed by each team requiring team work and a lot of determination.
The 4.2 mile course is an all-terrain race conducted on dirt roads, improved and unimproved trails through the training area. These trails include mud holes, walls, trenches and other obstacles that require swimming, crawling, climbing and jumping. Some people come to compete, but many come just to complete.
Last year, 1800 teams competed, which well exceeded the attendance from 2008 (1200 teams in 2008).
Team Samurai Karate will be a coed team ranging in age from 17 to 50. The team will start training for it individually and as a group as they get closer to the event.
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3.5 years and up.