When I talk about ultrarunning or obstacle racing to the lay public, a frequent response that I get is a look of shock and awe, then the question: “Why?” Sometimes it comes with some clarification like, “why do you do that to yourself?” or “why do you pay for that?”
Anyone that has ever done a Tough Mudder / World’s Toughest Mudder event knows the name “Sean Corvelle”. He is and has been the face and voice for Tough Mudder for many years now. I know personally, the first time that I heard his start line speech it helped calm some of my fears at my 1st event
This year Tough Mudder has introduced a new race series called “Toughest” Mudder. These are meant to be mini-World’s Toughest Mudders and can bridge the gap between 10-mile Tough Mudder’s and the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).
Yesterday, Tough Mudder teased a new event for the obstacle course racing series. Mud Run Guide got a sneak peak at the new event in advance of the April 1st announcement. Move over Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World's Toughest Mudder there is a new event in town for April 1. Get ready for Puppy Mudder from Tough Mudder presented by Nulo Pet Food.
One of the joys of running a new event series that promises to bring obstacles to a new level and enhance the competition of the event like we haven’t seen before is that we don’t know what we’re getting into. It’s like jumping off a 37ft cliff: it’s scary, but we’ll survive somehow. As a data scientist and detail-oriented person, however, I try to maximize our performance by controlling what I can control.
Tougher Mudder, the newest addition to the Tough Mudder brand brings competitive racing to the longtime obstacle racing brand. Tough Mudder was hinted at earlier this year but today the official release and information regarding the competitive heat for the action sports company. This year Tough Mudder will give away over $350,000 in prize money at Tougher Mudder.
This week, Tough Mudder announces new sponsorship and new event distance, Spartan Race Announces, Bear Grylls event canceled, Mud Hero Announces Concrete Rush, and Survival Runners raising money for clean water.
Today, Tough Mudder announced a new offering to their event line-up with the announcement of Tough Mudder 5k. Tough Mudder 5k is set to be an urban version of the event series with ten of the best Tough Mudder obstacles showcased at Nissan Stadium on August 12, 2017.
Vega® and Tough Mudder officially announced yesterday a new partnership for 2017. Vega will be the official protein shake partner at Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half events according to the press release put out yesterday. Vega and their plant-based products will be available at races for athletes to sample.
OCR News Weekly – Feb-16-2017 – Toughest Mudder Rule Changes, Spartan Race AGOGE, Urban Trials Takes Over BattleFrog Social Media and Your Race Results
OCR News Weekly recaps the top news stories from around the obstacle racing industry. This week, Tough Mudder makes changes to Toughest Mudder rules, Marena Sports partners with Conquer the Gauntlet, The Urban Trails acquires BattleFrog Social channels, Spartan Race’s AGOGE 004, and race results from around the globe.