Tough Mudder Takes on Kentucky
"Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet"
to Host First Event at Kentucky Speedway
on June 27 & 28
SPARTA, Ky. -- Approximately 6,000 participants will descend upon Kentucky Speedway to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, and will offer a 10-plus mile course featuring entirely new and updated obstacles.
Brand-new obstacles hitting the course at Kentucky Speedway this year will include “Dead Ringer,” a transverse across a series of inclined pegs using handheld rings; and “Cry Baby,” a tunnel crawl through a tear-gas-like substance. Classic obstacles including slicked quarter-pipe “Everest” have been redesigned, with “2.0” versions offering new twists on the classic challenges, pushing participants to work as a team.
“The obstacle innovations we’ve made for 2015 will encourage participants to work together more than ever before, while still providing the personal challenge people have come to expect from Tough Mudder,” said Nolan Kombol, Head of Innovation at Tough Mudder. “We’re thrilled to provide a fresh experience for returning Mudders and 20 new reasons for first-timers to finally take the plunge.”
Tough Mudder events have wide appeal. Participants (known as “Mudders”) range from veterans to business executives to pageant queens to 81-year-old grandfathers. More than 90 percent of Mudders sign up as part of a team. And for many Mudders, Tough Mudder is more than just a weekend event, it’s a lifestyle. More than 5,000 Mudders have even had the Tough Mudder logo permanently tattooed on their bodies.
Tough Mudder is the largest supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission to assist severely injured veterans. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $6.5 million for Wounded Warrior Project.
Registrations for Tough Mudder Kentucky are now open. Spectator tickets are also available. For those interested in finding other ways to get involved – and getting a discount on future registration – Tough Mudder is currently on the lookout for volunteers to be a part of the action.
For more information, visit www.toughmudder.com.
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