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Kure Beach Fire Dept. Takes 1st Place In Step Up For Soldiers Combat Mud Run

The Kure Beach Fire Department finished first place in the Step Up For Soldiers Combat Mud Run this past Saturday April 27th.

KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Fire Department finished first place in the Step Up For Soldiers Combat Mud Run this past Saturday April 27th.
There were over 800 competitors that competed in the event which consisted of a 5K run with 29 challenging obstacles. The fire department entered as a team and competed against 50+ teams for best times and took home the gold.
The fire department  is also teaming up with the Step Up For Soldiers this summer to hold the Kure Beach Double Sprint Triathlon on June 15th, 2013! Visit http://its-go-time.com/kure-beach-double-sprint-tri-june-15 for more details.
Step Up For Soldiers was founded in 2004, by Tom Russell whose goal was to build a wheelchair accessible ramps for two local National Guard Soldiers who had lost their legs during their tours of duty. Since that simple idea was conceived, the organization has grown significantly thanks to the support of dedicated volunteers and local media and business sponsors that embraced the importance of helping our Iraqi and Afghan heroes who did so much for our liberty.
Moreover, since its inception, the purpose of the organization has expanded to provide funding to soldiers who need financial assistance as well as home modifications, family support and more.
To learn more, visit http://www.stepupforsoldiers.org