Tough Mudder returns to valley
Tough Mudder is ready to take on the valley’s strongest and most determined individuals.
This year’s Tough Mudder is to be held August 6 & 7 and will be held at the same venue, Dinosaur Downs, as last year but the course is set to look a bit different.
“The course is going to be completely different than last year. One of the different obstacles we have is called, The Block Ness Monster, which is two massive rotating blocks submerged in muddy water. You have to climb and roll your way across the blocks. People really love it so far. This will be the first time we have this obstacle in Alberta,” says Tough Mudder public relations representative Jodi Kovacs.
“Another obstacle we have in Alberta for the first time is called Pyramid Scheme. It is an incline structure that requires people create a human ladder to get over it. People have to pull and push way up and over it.”
Kovacs explains what makes Tough Mudder so unique, “We really try and keep to our team work theme. This is not a race, it is a challenge. It is all about camaraderie and teamwork. It is about strangers helping oth- there er strangers.”
The valley has greatly benefitted from hosting Tough Mudder since 2014 and it is to be expected again.
“We have had over 2 and a half million people participate in Tough Mudder since our first challenge. This event draws people in from all over North America. We have had a really great reaction from the people of Drumheller and we are working closely with the travel agencies there to have the biggest economic impact we can on the community.”
Tough Mudder participants brave the ElectroShock Therapy obstacle last year in rainy weather. This year’s Tough Mudder event is to be held on August 6 & 7.