Without an impossible challenge to rise to, man would have never have walked on the moon, decoded the human genome, or alphabetized the color wheel. Test your inner Ajax with today's Groupon: for $89, you get entrance for one to Tough Mudder's Cedartown event on Sunday, March 13 (a $150 value). Groupon customers must register by February 27.
The challenging 10-mile Tough Mudder obstacle course was designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength, endurance, mental determination, and camaraderie, with all sponsorship proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, rugged race challengers weave their way through a diverse terrain that boasts 20 demanding obstacles, including muddy trenches, underwater obstacles, high walls, slippery slopes, live wires, and a gauntlet of fire. Tough Mudder challenges the fittest of fit athletes, demanding mental toughness to match physical prowess, but emphasizes the course as a personal challenge, and not a race. Times are not kept (unless specifically requested), and it's about conquering the course rather than besting fellow Mudderers. Hardened race finishers enjoy a free beer courtesy of event sponsor Dos Equis, a party with live music, and a 48-hour glow of invincibility.
The New York Times, CBS News, and Thrillist featured Tough Mudder. TRAVLETE named Tough Mudder's Tri-State event as the Best Adventure Race of 2010. More than 75,000 Facebookers are fans of the business.
- Mudder's inaugural US challenge is the brainchild of two Brit buds who designed the layout based on their own terrifying real-life experiences: hunting down terrorists in the Middle East, and...being a lawyer! – Thrillist
- Their Tri-State event was full of serious obstacles, challenging terrain, and on-course camaraderie you won’t find anywhere else. – TRAVLETE