Run with Pittsburgh Tough Mudder to Support World Wildlife Fund
Dr. Pradeep Ghia operates his own practice in Easton, Pennsylvania, and extends his knowledge in cardiology and internal medicine as a practicing staff member of Easton Hospital and the St. Luke’s Hospital-Warren Campus. Beyond his responsibilities to his patients, Dr. Pradeep Ghia supports the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The World Wildlife Fund invites members of the public to participate in the Pittsburgh Tough Mudder and Half Mudder to support its efforts.
The Tough Mudder challenges participants to complete a military-style obstacle course designed to test their physical and mental endurance. Typical courses feature approximately 20 obstacles across 10 to 12 miles for a full Mudder and 13 obstacles across 5 miles for a half Mudder. A team-focused event, Tough Mudder emphasizes teamwork and collaboration over beating other teams to the finish line. Individuals who participate in support of the WWF will become part of the Panda Nation’s team and help raise the necessary funding to tackle the planet’s toughest issues, such as deforestation, water scarcity, climate change, and illegal wildlife trade.
Registration as a member of Panda Nation for the Tough Mudder costs $10 and participants must commit to minimum fundraising goal of $750 for a Full Mudder and $500 for a Half Mudder. Team members will receive official Panda Nation race gear, a personal online fundraising page, and one-on-one fundraising support. Meeting the minimum fundraising goal also grants a number of benefits, including free entry to Tough Mudder, a complimentary Tough Mudder shirt and headband, and choice of wave start time. The Pittsburgh Tough Mudder and Half Mudder will take place at the Coopers Lake Campground in Slippery Rock on September 9 and September 10, 2017.