Tough Mudder This Weekend at Gunstock 5/28/2013

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Tough Mudder™ This Weekend at Gunstock

May 28, 2013

With Memorial Day weekend behind us, the Tough Mudder™ team is busy getting ready for their event this weekend, June 1st and 2nd at Gunstock Mountain Resort.   “With 25 plus obstacles over 10+ miles, the Tough Mudder™ crew has been actually here since April” says Greg Goddard, GM at Gunstock Mountain Resort.  “This is a big event, and we have been working closely with them and local officials since winter to get everything ready for this.” 

Tough Mudder™ is unique.  It’s not your average mud run or a spirit-crushing road race. Tough Mudder is a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course challenge designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength, stamina, camaraderie, and mental grit. Participants may don traditional running attire, but costumes and mullets are encouraged, with best-of awards being given out for both. 

Participants will charge onto the course with fellow Mudders — battle cries are essential — and will proceed through 20 to 25 obstacles, each designed to test strength in a very different way.  Participants will brave freezing cold water, wade through thick mud, tackle underwater tunnels, finesse high ropes and scramble through multiple cargo nets before finally  navigating their way through a gauntlet of electrified wires to earn the coveted orange headband and the right to be called a Tough Mudder.  “Our event promises to challenge even the toughest of men and women in New England on multiple levels,” said Sheetal Aiyer, Vice President of Venues at Tough Mudder™.  “Participants will be challenged physically and mentally, and they will need the help of one another to make it through the course. We are changing the way Americans think of endurance challenges and having a lot of fun along the way.”

Tough Mudder™ is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). To help its cause and to support the needs of severely injured service men and women, Tough Mudder™ is offering a special discount to participants who see competing in a Tough Mudder as an opportunity to raise funds for WWP.

Due to the size of the event, all parking will be at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  THERE IS NO PARKING AT GUNSTOCK FOR THIS EVENT.  Parking at NHMS is $10.00 unless you have 4 people in the car, then it is free!  Parking lots at NHMS will open at 6 am and shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the day.  Registration at Gunstock begins at 7 am, the first wave goes out at 8am.  Only Preregistered Camping and Adventure Park guests will be able to park at Gunstock.  

If you want to watch ToughMudder™ you will not be alone, but you should register online at www.toughmudder.com .   Spectator get to see all the fun during the day at the event.   Preregistered spectators are $20.00, Registration on site to spectate is $40.00.  Kids 10 and under are free.

This promises to be a fun event, and with great weather expected for the weekend it will be the place to be on June 1st and June 2nd in the Lakes Region. Click here for the events one sheet.

Gunstock, located in Gilford New Hampshire, is one of the state’s largest recreation areas. The first ski area in New England to have a chairlift, Gunstock boasts 1400 feet of vertical, 227 acres of skiing. Gunstock’s new Adventure Park has the largest Aerial ropes and zip line course in New England, and ZipTour the longest zip lines in the continental US.  Gunstock also boasts 270 campsites during the summer, with spectacular views of the Lake Winnipesaukee at every turn. It is also the host of major events such as the ,The Lakeside Living Expo, Soulfest, Tough Mudder and the TimberMan Triathlon.

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