Tough Mudder - Tampa, Florida
Screw the Half Ironman this sounds like more fun. This race is described as "Screw the Half Ironman this sounds like more fun. It is described as "Tough Mudder is not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race. It’s Ironman meets Burning Man, and it is coming to a location near you. Our 10-12 mile obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie Tough Mudder is 3-4 times longer and MUCH TOUGHER than a typical mud run such as Warrior Dash. Other mud runs like the Muddy Buddy series? Forget it – unless you want to run alongside your 60-year-old grandmother. Tough Mudder is a truly exceptional event for truly exceptional people. Fair weather runners should stay at home. (Source). "
This race has it all (see here):
- Running 12 miles
- Electroshock Theropy (some have 10,000 volts)
- Mud pits filled with ice cubes
- 15ft hall wall jumps into lakes
- Underwater tunnels
- Mud Crawls with barbwire overhead
- Huge mountains of hay to climb
- Spider web rope climbs
- Huge monkey bars that are sometimes greased with butter
- 4ft high flame runs
- Rope river crossings
- Wall climbs
- Trenches filled with mud
- Cargo net crawls
- Bridge climbs
- Swamp bog crossings (watch out for the alligators)
- Tire Tunnels
- Hay bail jumping
- High pressure water jets
- Telephone log carrying
I wonder if I can get Bonnie to do this race. This may help "Question: Will there be showers after the race? Answer: All participants will have the opportunity to be hosed down by volunteer firemen after finishing the course." ;-)
Maybe I will grow back the MacGyver for the Mullet Challenge. What do you think?
"What is the Tough Mullet Competition? We recognize that the toughest people aren’t always the fastest or most athletic. One way of celebrating this is the Tough Mullet Competition. Participants can either arrive with a mullet or take advantage of the free head shave. Those with the best mullets will be invited to take to the stage, and prizes will be awarded to the top five mullets." (Source).
This race sounds like it kicks butt!! Has anyone done one of these races? Does anyone want..?