du Tough Mudder 2017 –
Full obstacle list revealed, featuring a brand-new course designed for all new experiences
World-renowned obstacle course challenge returns to the Middle East, back by popular demand,
from 8-9 December 2017 in partnership with du
Register now at www.toughmudder.ae
Tuesday 7th November 2017 – Dubai (UAE): du Tough Mudder, the world-renowned
obstacle course challenge and leading active lifestyle brand, will return to the Middle East from 8th– 9th December 2017. Following the success and high demand from the inaugural event in Dubai in December 2016, du Tough Mudder will return once again for thousands of new and returning Mudders to escape the ordinary and face the ultimate challenge of physical strength, stamina and mental grit. Register at www.toughmudder.ae, current prices start at AED 420 for the du Tough Mudder course with each and every Mudder now be able to experience every obstacle.
Taking place on the grounds surrounding Hamdan Sports Complex, du Tough Mudder, which is organised by IMG in partnership with du and Tough Mudder, Inc. and in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, is an untimed and team-orientated challenge with larger than life mud-drenched obstacles designed around the values of courage, personal accomplishment, teamwork and fun. Known as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, du Tough Mudder guarantees you will cross the finish line with more friends than you started with and be part of over 3 million Mudders around the world who are part of Mudder Nation.
For 2017, the course has been completely redesigned to keep the adrenalin pumping – more obstacles per kilometre than ever before for everyone and significantly reduced sand running. du Tough Mudder has also just unveiled the full list of obstacles that each and every “Mudder” will gear up to overcome. The final list includes:
The Block Ness Monster. Mudders have to push, pull, and roll their way through 60ft of slick, rotating barriers. With a little help from your friends, you can rock and roll your way through Tough Mudder’s newest obstacle taking teamwork to a whole new level.
Arctic Enema The Re-birth : Our favourite icy plunge has been updated to include a high-speed entry slide and centre wall you must scale to escape the 10 tons of ice we jam into this frigid dumpster dive.
Electroshock Therapy: The last thing standing between you and that finish line is just a short, muddy sprint. This field of dangling wires delivers a punch at 10,000 volts. It’s our way of saying congratulations.
The Reach Around: Much like the name implies, this obstacle will challenge Mudders to reach up and grab hold of something they cannot see. After scaling up the face of this structure, at a backwards 45-degree angle, Mudders will be forced to reach up and around the overhang and pull themselves up and over the top.
Everest 2.0: This will be the fastest you’ll ever summit this mighty mountain, but the fall is just as quick. This slick quarter pipe is over 15’ tall, with a recurved top to make it extra hard to get that handhold. You can aim for the top, but there’s no promise you won’t end up at the bottom.
Funky Monkey: Funky Monkey starts with a pair of your favourite childhood monkey bars, angled upward to meet a trapeze. Which, if you can keep your momentum, will send you swinging into an iron pipe descent. Don’t lose your nerve on this one, or you’ll drop 6ft to take the swim of shame.
Birth Canal: Crawl and push your way through a gauntlet of sloshing, weighted barriers to find freedom on the other side. With over 100lbs of water resting on your back, this is no time to be a baby.
The Liberator: Mudders must scale this nearly vertical face with a pair of wooden pegs. Choose the wrong hole, and you would be sent sliding back to the bottom, or stuck dangling like a twisted pretzel.
Pyramid Scheme: It requires a bit of plotting, but unlike its namesake, this obstacle is all about teamwork. Start with a strong base and scramble, climb, and push your way up a slippery incline with the help of your fellow Mudders. This is one obstacle you can’t go alone.
Skidmarked: Even if you can get a grip on the edge of this 10-foot slanted wall, you won’t find a foot hold. Angled so its middle sits just out of reach of your swinging legs, you’ll have to find another way to scale this obstacle. Better have a teammate up above, down below, or a pair of wings.
Berlin Walls: At 9’6, that cleat at the bottom might give you a leg up, but it won’t make you Mary Poppins. Whatever your strategy for conquering this wall, don’t forget that they come in pairs.
Mud Mile: This obstacle is a classic du Tough Mudder fan favourite. With the pits full of mud, if you don’t start this obstacle with a team, you’ll come out with one, or maybe end up stuck for good.
And if that still isn’t enough, 2017 will also feature: Hurdles, Sand Bagging, Killa Gorilla, Fireman’s Carry, Tyre Me Silly, Mudder Barrow and The Big Dipper.
For the younger thrill-seekers, we warmly welcome back du Mini Mudder, the 1.5km obstacle course mud run giving kids aged 7-13 the chance to work as a team and experience the excitement of adventure.
So, grab your friends and colleagues and sign up now for this adrenaline pumping challenge and experience a life-changing adventure. Haven’t started training yet? Fear not, du Tough Mudder’s official website features custom designed training guides to get your prepped. For more information, or to sign up to participate or spectate, visit www.toughmudder.ae