Abbotsford team to compete in Tough Mudder

The squad is raising funds for Doing Family Right, a non-profit charity.

An Abbotsford team competing in the Tough Mudder event in Whistler is shown with trainer Jody Carson (front row

An Abbotsford team competing in the Tough Mudder event in Whistler is shown with trainer Jody Carson (front row

An Abbotsford team is in training for the Tough Mudder competition in Whistler later this month and hopes to raise money for charity at the same time.

The group is supporting Doing Family Right (DFR), run by Dr. Dave Currie and his wife Donalyn. The non-profit charity offers resources – such as conferences, seminars and counselling – to help people improve their relationships in life.

Currie is among the 13-member Tough Mudder team hoping to raise $30,000 for DFR.

Joining him on the team are: David McVety, Melissa McVety, Sarah McIntosh, Mary-Jane Dahl, Aaron Tricket, Travis Van Der Horst, Ernie Charlton, Janelle Delwo, Jonathan Friesen, Tim Rempel, Tracey Helly and Dan Helly.

Tough Mudder takes place June 22 and 23 in Whistler and is an intense 10- to 12-mile adventure obstacle course designed by British Special Forces.

Teams compete in challenges such as 12-foot walls, underground mud tunnels, a one-mile walk through waist-deep mud, and a running course among pits of blazing firewood.

To donate to the local team’s efforts or for more information, visit doingfamilyright.com.