- Published on Sunday, 30 March 2014 13:49
- Written by Pat Kolafa | © DrumhellerMail.com
Excitement is building for this September when Drumheller will host the world in the Tough Mudder competition.
Approximately 10,000 participants and spectators will descend upon the Drumheller Stampede Grounds the weekend of September 6 & 7, 2014 to participate in Tough Mudder, a 10+ mile obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork.
Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features military-style obstacles such as “Funky Monkey”—incline and decline monkey bars; “Everest”—a greased-up quarter-pipe; and “Electroshock Therapy”—a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires participants must barrel through to get to the finish line. The goal for participants is not to win a medal, but simply to finish—on average, only 78% successfully complete the event. With a course designed to be virtually impossible to complete individually, 80% of participants register with a team.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Tough Mudder Alberta event here in Drumheller,” said Mayor Terry Yemen. “Drumheller’s unique, rugged, and awe-inspiring landscapes make this location a perfect fit for ‘Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.’”
Tough Mudder events have wide appeal—participants (known as “Mudders”) range from veterans to business executives to pageant queens. And for many Mudders, Tough Mudder is more than just a weekend event—it’s a lifestyle. More than 4,000 diehard Mudders have even had the Tough Mudder logo permanently tattooed on their bodies.
Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors Canada and its mission to assist severely injured veterans. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $275,000 CAN for Wounded Warriors Canada.
Registrations for the Tough Mudder Alberta event are now open. Spectator tickets are also available. For those interested in finding other ways to get involved—and getting a discount on future registration—Tough Mudder is currently on the lookout for volunteers to be a part of the action.
For more information, visit www.toughmudder.com.