The Battlegrounds Collects Muddy Shoes for Non-Profit Agency

Money to help St. Louis' Operation Food Search address the area's hunger issues
The Battlegrounds Collects Muddy Shoes for Non-Profit Agency

Press Release ( - St. Louis, MO - Oct 09, 2017 - The Battlegrounds, St. Louis’ largest permanent mud run obstacle course, recently held its 10th bi-annual race and collected muddy shoes to benefit Operation Food Search.

The Battlegrounds worked with to collect and donate racer’s shoes to those in developing nations with proceeds benefitting Operation Food Search. The race collected almost 600 pairs of shoes for, which pays 50 cents per pair. Nearly $300 was raised for Operation Food Search.

Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides food and nutrition education. Founded in 1981, OFS helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties, as well as in the city of St. Louis.

Pictured with the collected shoes is The Battlegrounds’ race director Bob Holm.

“Our runners truly stepped up to support Operation Food Search by donating their muddy shoes” said The Battlegrounds’ owner Carl Bolm. “We take great pride in helping the organization battle our area’s food insecurity.”

The Battlegrounds is located at 11008 Schreckengast Rd. in Wright City, Mo. next to Cedar Lake Cellars winery and event center. For more information, call (314) 569-3005 ext. 114 or visit the website at




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