If you have not heard about the Tough Mudder event coming to Oshkosh Air Venture grounds on September 6-8, where have you been?
Tough Mudder, you ask? What is such an event? Tough Mudder events are a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test your all around strength, stamina and mental grit. Only 78% of entrants successfully complete each challenge. Over 700,000 people to date have participated in this event worldwide. This is a fun event, not be compared to a marathon or triathlon type events. As hardcore as the courses are, participants meet at the finish line with a beer, a sense of accomplishment with the new pals you make and a live band. Why not celebrate? You are covered in mud and just finished an obstacle called ‘Just The Tip’. There is mud, fire, ice-water, and 10,000 volts of electricity that you will need teammates for, to pick you up when you think you had enough. To get over 12 foot walls and through underground mud tunnels, you will need those teammates to give you a extra bit of encouragement. Tough Mudders are team players who make sure no one gets left behind. All tough mudder participants pledge the following:
- I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race, but a challenge
- I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
- I do not whine-kids whine.
- I help my fellow mudders to complete the course.
- I overcome all fears.
Wow, this sounds tough and fun all at once. We are currently full September 6-8 for this event but if you are interested in giving this a shot, you have until August 31st. to register. You can also still volunteer and cheer on others as they crawl to the finish line.
We are overjoyed that this event has come to Oshkosh and hopes that they may be here to stay!