Fire, ice, electricity? Tough Mudder 2014 course under wraps

Media Scrapbook   |   Feb 6, 2014

Competitors tackle the 2013 Tough Mudder event on the Sunshine Coast. Taking on Electroshock Therapy. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

IF YOU think you know Tough Mudder, think again.

Course designers are hard at work arranging new challenges and surprises for this year’s Sunshine Coast event following the success of last year’s inaugural run.

More than 24,000 “Mudders” battled water, ice, electricity and, of course, mud at the massive Caloundra South course.

But what is in store for the 25,000 expected participants this year?

They will have to wait for the event on August 16 and 17 to find out.

“Last year’s inaugural event was one of the biggest Tough Mudder events to date. However we’re taking things to the next level in 2014, so be prepared for anything,” Tough Mudder Australian ambassador Lee Campbell said.

“We’ve been hard at work designing and building new challenges and surprises to test the all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork of Queensland Mudders.

“Whether it’s your first or tenth event, Tough Mudder is always a challenging and rewarding experience.

“We can’t wait to see which Queenslanders will take on the challenge to push themselves to the limit.”

Tough Mudder hosted 53 events last year in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

This year Tough Mudder will host more than 60 events in countries worldwide.

Through the electric shocks at Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast. Photo: Iain Curry.

Through the electric shocks at Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast.
Photo: Iain Curry.

The Sunshine Coast event injected an estimated $10 million into the Coast economy.

Registration for this year’s Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder have now opened.

Spectator tickets are also available.

FACTS

  • On average, only 78% of entrants successfully complete Tough Mudder
  • 80% of participants register with a team
  • Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $280,000 for Legacy

- by Patrick Williams, reposted from the Sunshine Coast Daily 06 FEB 14

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