Toughest Mudder Cities and Prizes Revealed

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Ever since Tough Mudder announced it’s new Toughest Series, OCR fans have been dying to know where they will be held. This morning we find out.

As a refresher from the previous update, Toughest Mudders are 8 hour night Tough Mudder events where competitors run as many laps as possible. We learned today that these will be 5 mile, 13 ish obstacles loops. Also, CBS Sports will be televising and live streaming across various platforms.

You can compete with the best Mudders in the world for over $30,000 in prizes in the following cities in 2017.

LA Mudder              San Bernadino, CA     March 25

Atlanta Mudder        Fairburn, GA         April 29

Midlands Mudder     Grantham, U.K.           May 13

Philly Mudder          Coatesville, PA        May 20

Whistler Mudder      Whistler, Canada         June 17

Chicago Mudder        Rockford, IL            August 26

Tough Mudder HQ clearly putting camaraderie first, almost begging you to “buddy up”. They are giving out more cash for the team category, as a team can be as few as 2 people. From the TM website, here are the cash and mileage awards:

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The Toughest Mudder events will take place over an 8 hour period on Saturday nights. In addition, all of the Toughest events will take place at two day Tough Mudders. This will allow participants to also do a regular Tough Mudder, along with a Tough Mudder Half, if they so choose.

This means that you could participate in all 3 of the big TM events in a weekend for a “trifecta” of sorts. We have faith that TMHQ or the Tough Mudder community at large will have to come up with a better name though. Winky Face.

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The Complete Press Release Can Be Seen Here:

TOUGH MUDDER, INC. ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR NEW EVENT SERIES, TOUGHEST MUDDER

 Event to Take Place in Six Regions; Event Weekends to Also Host

Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half Events

 (October 25, 2016) BROOKLYN, NY – Tough Mudder Inc., the leading active lifestyle company, announced today the dates and locations for its newest event series launching in 2017, Toughest Mudder. Spanning three countries, the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, each of the six Toughest Mudder event weekends will also feature Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half events, presented by Merrell, creating a more inclusive weekend experience for participants.

Toughest Mudder is an eight-hour, overnight competitive race format designed for participants to truly find their limit and continue on the next step on their journey to be crowned champion at the World’s Toughest Mudder event, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition. Participants and teams will be ranked at Toughest Mudder, and more than $30,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.

 

Toughest Mudder 2017 Event Series Schedule

Event Location Venue Date
Toughest Mudder West Los Angeles Glen Helen Raceway;

San Bernardino, CA

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Toughest Mudder South Atlanta Bouckaert Farm;

Fairburn, GA

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Europe’s Toughest Mudder Midlands Belvoir Castle;

Grantham, UK

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Toughest Mudder Northeast Philadelphia Plantation Field; Coatesville, PA Saturday, May 20, 2017
Canada’s Toughest Mudder Whistler Whistler Olympic Park; Whistler, BC Saturday, June 17, 2017
Toughest Mudder Midwest Chicago Rockford International Airport; Rockford, IL Saturday, August 26, 2017

The qualifying ranking, a minimum of 25 miles completed at Toughest Mudder events, will allow teams or individuals to qualify for the “Contender Category” at World’s Toughest Mudder and be eligible for prizing. In 2016, Tough Mudder will award over $160,000 in prizing to winners at World’s Toughest Mudder, presented by Cellucor, with over $100,000 to the team who completes 100 miles.

In 2017, CBS Sports Network will air coverage from the six-event Toughest Mudder Series, going behind-the-scenes as teams train and compete. CBS Sports Digital will feature live streaming coverage of Toughest Mudder events on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices, along with on-demand video content available across CBS Sports digital and social platforms. Additionally, Tough Mudder will implement Livestream at all 2017 Toughest Mudder events.

“The Toughest Mudder event series expands Tough Mudder’s global footprint as an industry leader,” said Will Dean, Tough Mudder Inc.’s CEO and Founder. “Our commitment towards innovation is demonstrated with Toughest Mudder by providing new experiences for the fast-growing active lifestyle and endurance sports communities, encouraging team-building and facilitating World’s Toughest Mudder training and competition. We look forward to providing a full Tough Mudder Weekend of events for Mudder Nation, whether they take part in Tough Mudder Half, Tough Mudder or Toughest Mudder events.”

At each of the Toughest Mudder events, the company will also host its Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half events. Deemed as “probably the toughest event on the planet,” Tough Mudder tests teamwork skills, and pushes one’s physical abilities and mental grit limits. With more than 2.5 million global participants spanning multiple countries, Tough Mudder events challenge participants across a 10-12 mile course featuring 20-25 best-in-class obstacles.

Tough Mudder Half is a five-mile event featuring over a dozen signature obstacles. Designed to facilitate teamwork and require less training, the shorter-distance format does not include more extreme elements like ice and electricity that the full course is known for.

For more information on Tough Mudder, the new Toughest Mudder series, or to register for an event, visit ToughMudder.com. Join the conversation and follow Tough Mudder on Twitter at @ToughMudder and on Instagram @Tough_Mudder.

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About Tough Mudder, Inc.:

Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder event series of 10-12 mile obstacle courses, Tough Mudder Inc. has since grown to become a leading active lifestyle company. The brand includes Tough Mudder Half, an obstacle challenge bringing the thrills of Tough Mudder to a 5-mile course; Mudderella, an obstacle course series created by women for women; Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a custom event for children ages 7-12; Toughest Mudder Series, the eight-hour, overnight competition series; World’s Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition; and an extremely vibrant engaging social and digital destination for leading fitness, nutrition and wellness content delivered across multiple platforms. The Tough Mudder family of brands and online community is united by a commitment to promoting courage, personal accomplishment and teamwork through unconventional, life-changing experiences. With more than 2.5 million participants to date, Tough Mudder Inc. will produce more than 120 events worldwide in 2016 across five continents, including Asia through its partnerships with Seroja and IMG. More than 20 of the world’s leading brands are sponsorship and content distribution partners, including Merrell, Old Spice, Shock Top, Cellucor, Volvic, Jeep, Britvic, L’il Critters, US Army, Virgin Active, Olympus, Bosch, Live Stream, The CW and CBS. To join the conversation, follow Tough Mudder on Facebook at facebook.com/toughmudder, on Twitter @ToughMudder, and on Instagram @Tough_Mudder.

 World’s Toughest Mudder

Known as one of the most extreme endurance events in the world, the World’s Toughest Mudder event, presented by Cellucor, is the only competitive event that Tough Mudder, Inc. hosts in 2016. Competitors are eligible to win a total of more than $170,000 in prizing, including a grand prize of $100,000 for teams that complete at least 100 miles together. Like all Tough Mudder events, World’s Toughest Mudder encourages Mudders to work together, help one another overcome obstacles and push past their physical and mental boundaries. While competitive in nature, World’s Toughest Mudder is about finding one’s personal limits and putting teamwork to the test, and hundreds of participants take part in the event as a team. The course is a grueling, five-mile loop featuring diverse desert terrain, steep hills, mud pits and more. Prizes are awarded to participants who complete the most miles within 24 hours, and the team of two or more that completes 100 miles together wins $100,000. Competitors take on 20-25 of Tough Mudder’s most challenging obstacles including The Cliff, Human Operation, and Gut Buster, in this 24-hour, timed event to be deemed the toughest man, woman and team on the planet.

Tough Mudder PR Contacts:

Angela Alfano
(703) 447-5629
Angela.Alfano@ToughMudder.com

Jodi Kovacs
(732) 597-2094
jodi.kovacs@toughmudder.com

Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.

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