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Muddy Warriors By Lori Berezin

Author and teacher Christian D. Larson wrote, “…know

The first Muddy Warriors Xperience took place on Sep-

that there is something inside you that is greater than any

tember 20, 2015, at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura

obstacle.” Two local Calabasas moms raising seven

Hills with 235 people. It has grown to over 900 runners

kids between them, Laura Brug and Klaudia Moran,

this past year, with even more expected for the up-

clearly understand what it’s like to overcome obsta-

coming race at Paramount Ranch at 2903 Cornell

cles. So, they created Muddy Warriors in West Hills to

Road this November 18. People can register as indi-

inspire others to overcome theirs.

viduals or with a team. There will be three options—one mile, 5K, and 10K—suitable for all fitness levels and ages

Originally founded in 2014, Muddy Warriors began as an

5 to adult. There will also be a fun health and fitness fair

outdoor training program to empower participants to grow

with food and entertainment plus a vendor village spon-

stronger, both mentally and physically, in order to compete

sored by local businesses. And they’ve even created a

in athletic events and lead healthier lives. A year later, the

program called Operation Kindness to give runners an

Muddy Warriors signature race, Xperience, was born.

opportunity to raise money for a charity of choice. n

“Our mission is to empower people to believe in them-

Muddy Warriors

selves and their ability to overcome both mental and phys-

6520 Platt Ave., #686

ical challenges,” note founders Brug and Moran. “Muddy

West Hills

Warriors Xperience is a trail run with obstacles which will

Laura Brug: 818.427.1945

test your strength, overall fitness, and will. This is not a

Klaudia Moran: 818.554.9958

traditional race; you will be challenged over trails, hills,

and fun-but-demanding obstacles!”


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