For the seventh year in a row, thousands of people will slither through miles of mud and tackle a race course full of difficult obstacles this weekend, during the annual Tough Mudder event in Whistler.
Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features military-style obstacles such as “Funky Monkey”—incline and decline monkey bars; “Everest”—a greased-up quarter-pipe; and “Electroshock Therapy”—a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires participants must barrel through to get to the finish line.
This weekend’s event goes down at Whistler Olympic Park.
The course is comprised of a five-mile (eight km) course with 13 obstacles, or a 10-mile (16 km) course with 20 or more obstacles. Whether they enter alone or as part of a team, participants are encouraged to help each other conquer the challenges, so everyone completes the course.
Whistler’s first Tough Mudder event was held in 2012 and over 11,000 participants are expected this year.
Participation and registration information is available online.
When: Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17
Where: Whistler Olympic Park