New LGBT Focused Mud Run is coming to Miami, NYC and Chicago: Out-Fit Challenge. It's an official event of Miami Beach Gay Pride! Compete. Connect. Celebrate!

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:23 PM GMT


    Connecting the Community through Competition at Miami Beach Gay Pride

    NEW YORK, NY, February 7, 2013 – Out-Fit Challenge is a new LGBT-focused outdoor sports organization that is honored to be a partner of Miami Beach Gay Pride 2013. The organization was founded to bring members of the LGBT community together in the spirit of friendly competition. The purpose is to create social and professional connections, celebrate life, while also giving back to the LGBT community.

    “Miami Beach Gay Pride is proud to partner with companies that not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but also supports the community,” said Jorge Gesser, the marketing and sponsorship coordinator at Miami Beach Gay Pride.

    Out-Fit Challenge hosts 5K to 7K cross-country trail runs, dotted by 10 to 15 military style obstacles, followed by an epic outdoor party. The inaugural event is taking place as part of the official line-up of festivities during Miami Beach Gay Pride in Oleta State Park, on April 13, 2013. Additional races in New York and Chicago are also confirmed for 2013.

    Apart from putting on race events, the organization aims to aid charities that are making a significant difference in the lives of LGBT individuals across the US. “Out-Fit Challenge is in the process of selecting national and local charitable organizations focusing on fulfilling the needs of the LGBT community. We will make a financial contribution to their cause, and donate resources to serve as volunteers, planners or speakers at their events,“ said Tory Fitzgerald, the founder of Out-Fit Challenge.

    The organization has recently completed an exhaustive process to select charities and an announcement about them will be released soon.

    In 2013, the following events are confirmed: April 13th in Miami, FL; June 29th in New York, NY; and August 3rd in Chicago, IL.

    About Out- Fit Challenge:

    Founded by Tory Fitzgerald as a graduate school project while studying at the Kellogg School of Management, 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 of every dollar earned to a national and local organization that strives to make a difference for LGBT individuals.
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    Mar 14, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    No LA event?
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    coming soon. We are currently looking at doing one in LA or San Fran in December. Working on the details now.
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    Oct 03, 2013 9:25 AM GMT
    Exciting to see the voting for the next city! I hope Boston wins! icon_smile.gif