Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Challenge Yourself Again With This Worldwide Phenomenon
We tried it, and we liked it. Scratch that, we loved it! Tough Mudder came to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in 2013, so organisers of this worldwide obstacle race phenemenon would be crazy not to come back. Mark Saturday August 16 and Sunday August 17 2014 in your diary - and start your training.
Tough Mudder was a huge success on the Sunshine Coast! More than 24,000 people competed in our inaugural event - and you can bet they'll be coming back for more this time around.
In cause you live under a rock let me fill you in - Tough Mudder's intense. These are hardcore 18-20km obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your strength, stamina, mental grit and friendship. Only 78% of entrance successfully complete each challenge - so you know this is no walk through the park. If you haven't jumped on board yet then you should - more than half a million people around the world has taken on a Tough Mudder challenge.
The Sunshine Coast event will once again be stretched out across 10,000 acres of flat, wide open wilderness that is Caloundra South, making it the biggest Tough Mudder course in the world. Check out the sample course map here (scared yet?).
I was lucky enough to be a part of the 2013 event - let me tell you this isn't for the weak of heart. Months of training wasn't enough for what the event organisers had planned for us. I was left sore and bruised but I wouldn't change it for the world. My mates and I had a blast and we can't wait for this one. Hopefully they swap up the obstacles a bit this time around, you wouldn't want to do the exact same course again. I wouldn't mind seeing Balls to the Wall, Dong Dangler and the Fire Walker.
An event this epic isn't cheap. The earlier you sign up, the cheaper it will be. Sunday is also the cheapest day to do it. If the price is a bit too steep for you then you should consider volunteering - a full day of helping out on the course gets you a race entry for only $20!
Even the Amazing Spider-Man feels the pinch in the Electroshock Therapy obstacle.
Tough Mudder is so tough you have to sign a death waiver before participating! Hopefully it won't come to that. This is a team building exercise as extreme as they come. Grab some friends and sign up today, it's a great event to train for. You'll earn that beer on the finish line!