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Goliath Challenge set for Saturday

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The second annual Goliath Challenge, a 5K obstacle race, is Saturday, May 18, at the Badlands Snopark in Hudson to raise funds for Feed My Starving Children.

"Last year's inaugural event was a huge success." said race director, Mark Kretschmer. "We raised over $17,000 which equaled 77,273 meals given out through Feed My Starving Children's program. Our goal is to increase our donation this year and we are on our way to doing that with an amazing group of sponsors and racers who have already signed up.

This year's Goliath Challenge will again feature aggressive natural terrain along with constructed obstacles. Several new obstacles have been added this year, including an old car crossing, vertical wall hurdle and sword carry.

One of the unique features of the race is the children's race route for those ages 8-14, making this a great family event. Inflatables, live music, and concessions add to the family friendly atmosphere.

"We know people are going to be really excited about getting active outside in May," said Kretschmer. "No matter what the temperatures, we guarantee a great time for racers of all ages. And, knowing that you have helped to feed a child that would otherwise go hungry will make the day even more special.

Helping people in the community is also a goal of the race, so race participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items on race day to help those in the St. Croix Valley."

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit committed to feeding God's children. The approach is simple: volunteers hand-pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children which are sent to nearly 70 countries around the world. To learn more about the Goliath Challenge or to register, go to Goliathchallenge.

To find out more about Feed My Starving Children, go to FMSC.