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Out-Fit Challenge to Host NYC Mud Run to Creatively June 29th 2013 to Celebrate LGBT Marriage Equality

Press Release   •   Jun 27, 2013 15:16 EDT

   New York, NY– Out-Fit Challenge, (http://out-fitchallenge.com), announced today that they will be celebrating the Supreme Court LGBT family ruling by not only bringing a 5K cross-country trail Mud Run to New York this summer, as part of the official line up of events during NYC Pride but will also make NY State history by marrying LGBT couples on site day of. The event will take place on June 29th 2013 in Tuxedo Ridge, 581 Route 17A West, New York New York 10987 from 9am to 5pm with race waves beginning every 20 minutes.  This mass regional sporting event was originally created as a graduate school project by Out-Fit Challenge CEO Tory Fitzgerald while at the Kellogg School of Management, and has grown to be a state to state national event open to all to bring awareness to LGBT Family equality with NYC’s charity of Choice being the Ali Forney Center.  All LGBT weddings will take place between the hours of noon and 3:00pm. Couples simply need to have their Marriage License for the ceremony to commence. LGBT couples marrying on site will receive free admission to the event.

The Out-Fit Challenge is the first ever LGBT National Mud Run which previously hit Miami with tremendous success. The event features 15+ military style obstacles that may include mud, water, and ice throughout the 3.2 mile trail with entertaining obstacle names like Pipe Dreams, Vagitarian, Commando Crawl and Is that Mud in Your Pants.  After racers cross the finish line, they take part in a festive and fun-filled post- party, which features a live DJ, muddy go-go boys, and a drag queen hostess.  The Out-Fit Challenge will run shuttle buses from New York City to Tuxedo Ridge throughout the day. Tickets to participate in the event are $55 per person with group discounts provided. Spectator tickets are $10 per person. Registrants can sign up to participate at http://out-fitchallenge.com/events/tuxedo-ridge/ . As an original perk to the NYC event corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to choose their team leader out of a list of celebrities who will also be participating with them.

“The Supreme Court ruling yesterday is true progress for the LGBT community and we could not be more thrilled,” states founder and CEO of Out-Fit Challenge, Tory Fitzgerald. “Celebrating this decision with on-site weddings is history in the making and something for us to be very proud of during Gay pride .”

Apart from putting on race events, the organization aims to aid national and local charities that are making a significant difference in the lives of LGBT individuals across the US. LGBT Charities that the event supports includes Family Equality Council, Care Resource of Miami, and for New York City the charity of choice is the Ali Forney Center.

For more information or to register for The Out-Fit Challenge please visit http://out-fitchallenge.com/. For information on Sponsorship for the event, media access and media access email mtatum@beautifulplanning.com or call 877-841-7244.



About Out-Fit Challenge

Out-Fit Challenge is designed by and for members and friends of the LGBT community who aspire to compete, make new connections, and celebrate community via outdoor endurance sports. The company provides proceeds from every event to a national and local organization that strives to make a difference for LGBT individuals.