Tough Mud­der pulls up stakes

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Af­ter a three-year run in the val­ley, Tough Mud­der is head­ing for muck­ier pas­tures.

Greg Peters, Di­rec­tor of Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices told The Mail, that Tough Mud­der has de­cided to look else­where for its event this year.

“They re­sponded this week, that they were not com­ing back this year,” said Peters.

Tough Mud­der de­buted to great fan­fare in the val­ley in 2014, with great reg­is­tra­tion and great weather. While many in the val­ley ex­pected more spinoff, the event was

well re­ceived.

In year two, Tough Mud­der was the tough­est year with chilly weather keep­ing all but the hard­core away.

Last sum­mer they moved the event to Au­gust, and still had pretty good suc­cess. It ap­pears these aren’t the num­bers or­ga­niz­ers are look­ing for.

“What I gather is they are put­ting their re­sources to­wards big­ger places where they can get thou­sands and thou­sands of peo­ple,” said Peters.

He adds they worked well with the com­mu­nity to stage the event.

“It’s noth­ing against the town, they spoke re­ally highly of the scenery and the co­op­er­a­tion of the town. I think it’s eco­nom­ics, and it is a live fast, die young kind of in­dus­try.”

He said this doesn’t close the door on Tough Mud­der re­turn­ing or any other event like it com­ing.

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