Sunday River recently announced that they will host an obstacle race on Saturday, August 28, 2010. While the race is only a 5K it earns its title of the “Tough Mountain Challenge”, by pitting the racers against a series of highly physical and grueling obstacles. The general manager for Sunday River, Dana Bullen, states, “It’s unlike any race in the state… [the] Tough Mountain Challenge will become the benchmark to which all serious and aspiring athletes test their fitness.” The race is the first of its kind in New England.
The race starts at the entrance of The South Ridge Jib Park and successively takes the contestants through a series of 10 sections including “Hurricane Alley”, and “Trench of Terror.” The racers follow the course that takes them up to the bottom of Spruce Peak and then back down through the Barker base area, finishing with the completion of the “Gates of Hell” and “Ring of Fire”, to bring the racers back to the South Ridge. While only five-kilometers in length, the course will employ the use of mud, netting, gates, and even snow guns to challenge the racers both physically and mentally.
Registration forms for the Tough Mountain Challenge can be found to download at www.sundayriver.com, or racers can sign up in person on the race day itself. The Challenge costs $29, which includes race entry and lunch. The Tough Mountain Challenge is open to the first 200 athletes, who are older than 18.
For more information about the Tough Mountain Challenge, visit www.sundayriver.com or call (207) 824-3000.