Tough Mudder Descends Upon Whistler for a Third Year – June 21 – 22, 2014
Approximately 20,000Â participants will descend upon Whistler Olympic Park onÂ June 21 and 22Â to participate in Tough Mudder, a 16+ km obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork.
Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features military-style obstacles such as â€œFunky Monkeyâ€â€”incline and decline monkey bars; â€œEverestâ€â€”a greased-up quarter-pipe; and â€œElectroshock Therapyâ€â€”a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires participants must barrel through to get to the finish line. The goal for participants is not to win a medal, but simply to finishâ€”on average, only 78% successfully complete the event. With a course designed to be virtually impossible to complete individually, 80% of participants register with a team.
â€œOn behalf of the resort community, I am very pleased to welcome Tough Mudder back to Whistler for a third year,â€ said Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. â€œWhistler has built a reputation as a great place for festivals and events, and Tough Mudder is an excellent cultural fit for our active and adventurous community. Having Tough Mudder take place at one of our communityâ€™s Olympic legacies, the Whistler Olympic Park, further makes this an exceptional event for participants to test their endurance and physical ability.â€
“We are very excited to host the Whistler Tough Mudder at Whistler OlympicÂ Park again.Â This event is one of the most challenging recreational sport events around, and we welcome athletes of all levels to Whistler,” said Roger Soane, President and CEO of Whistler Sport Legacies.
Tough Mudder events have wide appealâ€”participants (known as â€œMuddersâ€) range from veterans to business executives to pageant queens. And for many Mudders, Tough Mudder is more than just a weekend eventâ€”itâ€™s a lifestyle. More than 4,000 diehard Mudders have even had the Tough Mudder logo permanently tattooed on their bodies.
This is Tough Mudderâ€™s third time returning to Whistler Olympic Park, where last year close to 25,000 Mudders participated in the event.
Tough Mudder proudly supports Wounded Warriors Canada and its mission to assist Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more thanÂ $275,000 CADÂ for Wounded Warriors Canada.
Registrations for the Tough Mudder Whistler event are now open. Spectator tickets are also available. For those interested in finding other ways to get involvedâ€”and getting a discount on future registrationâ€”Tough Mudder is currently on the lookout for volunteers to be a part of the action. For more information, visitÂ www.toughmudder.com.