Heart Breaker Challenge Attracts Most Muddy Participants Ever This Year

A record 1,600 plus participants took on the 7th annual Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Participants had fun getting dirty while crawling in mud, walking through water, crawling through tubes, carrying objects, and climbing walls.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Crawling Through Mud

Participants crawling through mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

The course, approximately 5km in length, offered roughly 37 man-made and natural obstacles.

“We are overjoyed to announce that this year’s Heart Breaker Challenge has surpassed our previous fundraising totals, officially raising $125,000 for Cardiac Wellness, Stroke and Pulmonary Rehab Programs,” announced Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in a press release.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Slipping in Mud

Participants slipping in mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

“With this amount, the Heart Breaker Challenge has raised nearly $700,000 in the past seven years.”

“These funds are life-changing for the hundreds of patients we serve each year through these programs.”

This annual event is a fundraiser 100% organized by volunteers, and all the money raised benefits programs at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participant Laying in the Mud after Falling.

Participants laying in mud after falling during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Crawling Through Mud

Participants crawling through mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Celebrate

Participants celebrate after crawling through mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge participants climbing a wall.

Participants climb a wooden wall during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge participants

Participants pose for a photo after climbing a wooden wall during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge muddy sewer pipes

Participants emerge from muddy sewer pipes during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Covered in Mud

Participants covered in mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge participants climbing over a mud hill.

Participants climb over a giant mud pile during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Heart Breaker Challenge Participants Crawling Through Mud

Participants crawl through mud during the Heart Breaker Challenge mud obstacle course fundraiser event in support of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at Malden Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

For more information visit http://heartbreakerchallenge.org or the Eyes On Windsor Heart Breaker Challenge event listing.