ENGLISHTOWN, NJ. – February 11, 2013 – Rock Solid Sports, producers of the June 15th and August 17th Rock Solid Mud Run at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, announce a partnership with Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, and its charity partner, The MAGIC Foundation, a national non-profit organization helping families of children with growth disorders.  The partnership designates Novo Nordisk a Gold Sponsor of the June 15th Rock Solid Mud Run V.

Novo Nordisk Team Magic

Novo Nordisk’s Team MAGIC after finishing the August 2012 Rock Solid Mud Run

As part of its sponsorship, Novo Nordisk will participate by creating a team to compete in the 5 mile adult run. The company is also supporting the addition of a Kids’ Mud Run on June 15th, to help raise funds for The MAGIC Foundation.  The Kids’ Mud Run, presented by The MAGIC Foundation, will feature a nearly 1-mile course to enable kids, aged 5-15, to participate in a kid-friendly, yet challenging and muddy, run of their own.  Children associated with The MAGIC Foundation will be invited to take on the course at no cost. A portion of the fees collected from other participants will be donated to MAGIC.

“Working with Rock Solid on Mud Run V is a great opportunity to support organizations like MAGIC, which is working to make a huge difference for families across the country. We hope the Kids’ Mud Run adds something new and fun for children, even for those who might have chronic diseases that affect growth,” said Melissa Tucker, leader of the Novo Nordisk Mud Run Team.

The Rock Solid Mud Run is a 5-mile mud run designed by a U.S. Marine to test the physical and mental limits of its athletes, with over 30 obstacles along the course – more obstacles per mile than any other event. While the events are timed, athletes typically work together as a team to conquer the obstacles and complete the course.

2013 is the third year of the challenging mud run and will feature two event dates, Rock Solid Mud Run V on Saturday, June 15th (which will include the newly added kids’ run) and Rock Solid Mud Run VI on Saturday, August 17th, both at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Two events were held each of the previous two years. All athletes will receive a t-shirt, medal, and a beer (athletes over 21 only) and each event includes a post-race party with exhibitors, food and music. Proceeds from the events benefit the Semper Fi Fund and The Magic Foundation.

For more information about Novo Nordisk, please visit www.novonordisk-us.com.

For more information about the MAGIC Foundations, please visit www.magicfoundation.org.

About Rock Solid Mud Run

Produced by Rock Solid Sports, Rock Solid Mud Run is a 5-mile mud run designed by a US Marine with over 30 obstacles along the course. Two events are planned for 2013: Saturday, June 15th and Saturday, August 17th, both at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Athletes may register as individuals or as part of a team. Registration fees $55 – $100, team discounts available. More information at www.RockSolidMudRun.com or Facebook.com/RockSolidMudRun