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Hardcore Mudd Run

Posted on August 2, 2012 by Margaret Schlachter

After spending much of the summer racing, I recently added yet another event to the calendar. This one is not and obstacle race but a mud run. What’s the difference? Well at least in my mind a obstacle race is chip timed, and prizes are given out at the end of the race to top finishers overall and/or by age group. A mud run on the other hand has the obstacles but the course is about finishing and teamwork.

This was what brought me to Hardcore Mudd Run. I love trying out new race series and when the crew over at Hardcore reached out to me I was intrigued. I am looking forward to being able to go through a course for fun. The organizers promote the event as “This is a 5-10 mile mud run with up to 25 obstacles, making all other Mud Runs look like a kids play ground. This is an extremely challenging obstacle course that pushes a person to his or her physical and mental limits. In this obstacle course, participants will have to use camaraderie and communication to overcome all obstacles.” ¬†What doesn’t sound good about that?

The event is taking place at Tussey Mountain in PA on September 8th and 9th. I will be heading there for the event on the 9th. Looking forward to giving Hardcore Mudd Run a try!