Hydroxatone’s Tough Mudder Challenge – Getting Dirty & Raising Money for Charity

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.

Team Hydroxatone on the run -- including our own CEO!

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!

The Hydroxatone Social Team's fearless leader Steve tackles the ropes

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!

I mean, mud IS good for the skin. Just ask our PR Pro Matt.

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?

Team Hydroxatone holding hands as they cross the Tough Mudder finish line

I’ll stick with donating to the incredible cause and leave the tough work to our amazing team.

Team Hydroxatone celebrating their accomplishment

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!

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Dori Gray is the voice behind the Hydroxatone Facebook and Twitter accounts.  As Hydroxatone’s social media manager, Dori hopes to share with anyone who will listen (and sometimes those who won’t) just how wonderful these skincare products are. Her favorite weekend activity is relaxing on the couch with the cooling, refreshing Hydroxatone Instant Lift Pads on her face. In her other life, Dori is a health & fitness blogger and a Twitter fanatic. Her writing has appeared on NBC New York and Blisstree. She is about to run her first (and only) New York City Marathon. Originally from Queens, Dori has lived in Manhattan for the last six years. She was pleasantly surprised that the commute to the Hydroxatone headquarters in Jersey City is really not bad at all. Really. See More Articles by Dori
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