‘Tough Mudder’ headed back to Mid-Ohio


Staff report



Courtesy photo New obstacles hitting the course at the Ohio event include “The Block Ness Monster,” which takes Mudders through 60 feet of slick, rotating barriers.


Following a the sucessful event last May, which brought more than 6,000 participants to Lexington, this weekend the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will once again host Tough Mudder. The obstacle course challenge is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. The event will take place on May 7 and 8 and will offer a 10-plus mile course featuring new and updated obstacles.

New obstacles hitting the course at the Ohio event include “The Block Ness Monster,” which takes Mudders through 60 feet of slick, rotating barriers. Some obstacles have received an update from previous years, including “Cage Crawl,” where participants lay on their backs under 60 feet of steel fence and pull their way through a long, watery trench. And don’t forget “Pyramid Scheme,” that requires teamwork as participants scramble, climb, and push their way up a slippery incline with help from their fellow Mudders. And favorite obstacles return like “King of the Swingers”, “Everest 2.0”, and “Electroshock Therapy”.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for this year’s Tough Mudder Ohio,” said Courtney Jordan, Event Director at Tough Mudder. “We look forward to once again working with the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau, local stakeholders and surrounding communities to provide a life-changing event for local and visiting participants, as well as providing a positive economic impact on the region as Mudders travel from near and far to see what’s new in 2016.”

“We have enjoyed hosting Tough Mudder and their participants these past 4 years,” said Lee Tasseff, Mansfield/Richland County CVB President. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our community to be included in an elite series that hosts events worldwide (Australia, United Kingdom, and cities all over the United States). Tough Mudder holding an event in our area opens us up to a new audience of travelers. Being able to showcase nationally-recognized sites like the Ohio State Reformatory (filming site of The Shawshank Redemption) and now a world-class racing venue like Mid-Ohio Sports Car Courses is fantastic. It’s a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun! We are happy for our local businesses.”

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New obstacles hitting the course at the Ohio event include “The Block Ness Monster,” which takes Mudders through 60 feet of slick, rotating barriers.

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New obstacles hitting the course at the Ohio event include “The Block Ness Monster,” which takes Mudders through 60 feet of slick, rotating barriers.

Staff report