Tough Mudder returns to Whistler
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
How tough are you? Does plunging through freezing water then scrambling under barbed wire sound like fun? How about getting zapped with 10,000 volts of electricity then human pyramid-ing up a vertical wall? If any of that sounds like fun you're probably already signed up for the Tough Mudder, which rolls into Whistler Olympic Park this weekend June 22-23, 2013.
The Tough Mudder is a military-style obstacle course designed to test participants' physical and mental strength as they help each other complete various challenges. Participants will face 20-25 obstacles over the 15-20 KM course (exact details are very hush-hush to keep things tougher). This is one of the most popular events on the Whistler summer calendar and while all sorts of "Group Suffering" fitness events are so hot right now the Tough Mudder is the undisputed ruler.
It costs $20 to spectate if you fill out this online registration form or $40 at the gate. Be wary though, apparently watching "The Mudder" is addictive and many of this year's spectators could very well be get inspired to test their own toughness next year. For everyone else, there are some nice hotel deals and plenty of tough choices to be had in Whistler Village too: "Another round of oysters and drinks or should we hit the spa?"