Mud Runs Get Gayer


Mud runs have been an ‘it’ thing to do for the sport enthusiasts and those who just want share photos of  their dirty selves at the event on Facebook—not judging, I’d be doing the exact same thing…#mudrun. Men and women have been sliding around the mud (or newer variations like the cleaner foam run) for years now, in either very little clothing or festive costumes. You’d think someone would’ve thought of a gay mud run sooner, but alas it has arrived and is coming to New York this Pride season.

Out-Fit Challenge is booking itself as the first LGBT mud run, and the organization held its first event this past Miami Beach Gay Pride. What makes this event more unique than the obvious, is that the company provides proceeds of every dollar earned to national and local LGBT charity organizations.


“I created this organization in the hope that it could bring together people from opposite ends of the spectrum for one cause,” states founder and CEO of Out-Fit Challenge, Tory Fitzgerald in a press release. “These events are a way of making a significant and positive difference in the LGBT community, and helping those who are part of it to connect with others.”

After Miami’s successful event, Fitzgerald will be bringing the 5K cross-country trail run to New York on June 29th (Pride Saturday) at Tuxedo Ridge, NY (transportation from NYC is available) and Chicago on August 3rd. Post race parties will of course follow.

The event features 10-15 military style obstacles, that include mud, water, ice, and fire. See an interactive course map sample (of Miami), and see photos from Miami below:

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And one last photo for the boys…



About Andrew Villagomez

Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of He contributes to publications such as, Out Magazine, Logo TV's, Passport Magazine,, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Events, Gay Travel, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.


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