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Letter: Inspiring event

This past weekend an awesome event took place at Gunstock Ski Area: the Tough Mudder. The Tough Mudder is the premiere obstacle course series in the world!

There was no mention of it whatsoever in the Monitor. Yet this event attracted thousands of participants and spectators and – more important – supported the Wounded Warrior Project. For those unfamiliar with a Tough Mudder, go online and check it out. The course is 10-12 miles up, down and around a mountain with 25 obstacles designed by the British Special Forces. It tests strength, grit, stamina and camaraderie.

Participants help each other through some incredible obstacles with names like “electro-shock therapy,” “kiss of mud,” “trench warfare, ” well, you get the idea!

My daughter Adrea Blodgett and her teammate Melissa John finished in a bit less than four hours. Their sense of accomplishment is hard to describe as this was their second “Mudder” and certainly won’t be their last.

This was an upbeat and fun event, and the proceeds went to a good cause. It would have been nice to see something in the paper.

DEBBIE KARDASESKI

Franklin

The Wounded Warrior Program is an excellent group. Deserves all our support.

I was there as a volunteer. It was an awesome sight! 20,000 contestants giving it everything they've got. Lots of military and law enforcement teams pushing themselves, having fun and raising money for Wounded Warrior. I was disappointed it wasn't covered either considering the size of the event. I was totally inspired though.

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