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JCB?Hosts Mud Run Race to Benefit Lady Bamford Center

Participants didn't mind getting a little dirty for a good cause.

Tue June 25, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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JCB hosted the second annual JCB Mud Run for charity on June 15, 2013, at JCB’s North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga. Proceeds from the 4.3-mi. Mud Run race will benefit The Lady Bamford Center.

“After the success of last year’s race, we’re excited to host the event again and support a deserving cause,” said Karen Guinn, JCB’s general manager of marketing communications. “JCB’s earth-moving equipment will be used to create obstacles along the course on the JCB campus. Aligning the charity run with what JCB equipment does best is a fun way to give back to our community.”

Operated by Wesley Community Centers of Savannah and located at 1410 Richard St. in West Savannah, the Lady Bamford Center provides education and social skills development to children from six weeks to five years of age. The center offers priority admission to children from homeless and low-income families, as well as children with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Its interactive curriculum prepares young children for kindergarten and elementary school and helps them compete with other children academically. The Lady Bamford Center was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Fewer than eight percent of all early childhood centers in the United States receive this prestigious honor.

The more-than-1,000-acre JCB campus serves as the perfect backdrop for the 3,000 runners who were expected to compete in the challenging race, which includes more than 20 obstacles. In addition, JCB’s own product range of more than 140 models of the toughest construction equipment in the world is being put to the test building obstacles such as “Bamford Bluff,” “Dieselmax Drop” and “Powerboom Peaks.”

“This year our course designers went even more over-the-top putting our JCB machines to good use by creating a challenging and fun course with a few surprises,” said Guinn. “Runners will definitely be putting their training to the test.”

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