Two of the many reasons I love working here at Hydroxatone are our company’s commitment to philanthropy and our camaraderie-building employee events.
What happens when you combine those? You get 25 Hydroxatone employees (including one CEO) getting muddy, climbing ropes, hopping over hot coals, running through freezing sludge, encountering 10,000 volt electrical shocks and more. That is a total of 12 miles of physically demanding obstacles on a cold November day. The day after Veterans Day, to be exact.
Why would anyone willingly choose to do this, you ask? Well, it’s called the Tough Mudder Challenge and Team Hydroxatone raised over $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is an incredible organization that raises awareness and addresses the needs of injured veterans.
This 12-mile obstacle course, designed by the British Special Forces, was held at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. The race organizers boast that it’s “Probably The Toughest Event On The Planet.” After speaking to the members of Team Hydroxatone, I would have to agree — and I just ran a marathon!
Team Hydroxatone might not have been the strongest or the fastest team on the Tough Mudder course, but you can be sure we were the best-moisturized.
I kid. The team actually did a phenomenal job and even had a great time getting dirty, cold and wet. I am extremely impressed!
There are already rumors buzzing around the office about next year’s challenge. Apparently, people actually want to jump off a cliff into icy cold waters?
I’ll stick with donating to the incredible cause and leave the tough work to our amazing team.
Congratulations to the Tough Mudder participants! They worked hard and raised money for a very worthy cause. Check out lots more photos from the Tough Mudder on our Facebook page.
Have you ever joined a company fundraising event? Ever ran a race for charity? Share in the comments — maybe we’ll get some new ideas!