“Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet” to Host 6th Event in Ohio on May 9th and 10th
Lexington, OH (May 9th and 10th ) – Close to 7,000 people will descend upon Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the weekend of May 9th and 10th to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. The event will take place on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th, and will offer a 10+ mile course featuring entirely new and updated obstacles.
“We are thrilled to be returning for this year’s Tough Mudder Ohio event,” said Lucas Barclay, Event Director at Tough Mudder. “Our strong partnership with the community of Mansfield and the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau was a key factor in the success of last year’s event, and we’re looking forward to building on that success, this year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It’s amazing to be able to provide another life-changing event for local and visiting participants, as well as to provide a positive economic impact on the region as Mudders travel from surrounding states and across the country to see what’s in store for 2015.”
Brand-new obstacles hitting the course in Mansfield/Lexington this year will include “Dead Ringer,” a transverse across a series of inclined pegs using handheld rings; and “Cry Baby,” a tunnel crawl through a tear-gas-like substance. Classic obstacles including slicked quarter-pipe “Everest” have been redesigned, with “2.0” versions offering new twists on the classic challenges, pushing participants to work as a team.
“The obstacle innovations we’ve made for 2015 will encourage participants to work together more than ever before, while still providing the personal challenge people have come to expect from Tough Mudder,” said Nolan Kombol, Head of Innovation at Tough Mudder. “We’re thrilled to provide a fresh experience for returning Mudders and 20 new reasons for first-timers to finally take the plunge.”
Tough Mudder events have wide appeal—participants (known as “Mudders”) range from veterans to business executives to pageant queens to 81-year-old grandfathers. More than 90% of Mudders sign up as part of a team. And for many Mudders, Tough Mudder is more than just a weekend event—it’s a lifestyle. More than 5,000 Mudders have even had the Tough Mudder logo permanently tattooed on their bodies.
Tough Mudder is the largest supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission to assist severely injured veterans. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $6.5 million for Wounded Warrior Project.
Registration for The Ohio Tough Mudder event is 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.
About Tough Mudder:
Tough Mudder Inc. was founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Considered “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” each Tough Mudder endurance challenge tests participants’ strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. In 2015, Tough Mudder will host more than 50 events in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Australia. For the schedule of event dates and locations, visit www.ToughMudder.com.
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