The Tough Mudder Is Coming to Philly This October

Photo via Facebook | Tough Mudder

Photo via Facebook | Tough Mudder

Get out your calendars, guys: The Tough Mudder — you know, that insane obstacle course done in mud — is coming to Philly this October.

The run was originally scheduled to take place in the Poconos, but lucky for us Philadelphians, race organizers decided to move it much closer to the city — to the scenic, rolling hills of Chester County, only about an hour from Philly (woot woot!). This untimed, 10 to 12-mile obstacle course is designed to test your physical strength, team loyalty, and mental grit. Runners make their way through ropes courses, climbing courses, inflatable obstacles, underwater tunnels, electroshock fields (yikes), monkey bars, and more. So if you plan on joining in, be prepared to push your body to the ultimate limit. And get down and dirty in the mud, of course.

For those of you who are extremely brave, you can choose to tackle the course individually (good luck to you!), however, most participants form a team and work together, helping each other along the way. You can also choose to run for a cause, and team up to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project, Tough Mudder’s official charity partner. If you don’t feel up to the challenge but still want to see what this race is all about, you can purchase a $20 spectator ticket. Because a little moral support can go a long way, especially when someone is making their way through an electroshock field.

Typically, the Tough Mudder is just for adults (you can probably tell why) but, this year, kids can test their determination, too. They’re offering the Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a one-mile, kid-friendly version of the Tough Mudder. All kids ages seven through twelve and at least 42 inches tall are welcome to join in the fun.

The event will be held at Plantation Field in Coatesville on Saturday, October 17th, and Sunday, October 18th. Runners will be assigned a time upon registering. Tickets are currently being sold for $155 plus a $10 insurance fee. If you’re interested, make sure to sign up soon because the price is set to increase on June 25th.

You can find more information about the event and register here.

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