Sports + Recreation

August 14, 2014

by Stacey A. 

Tough Mudder, a ten to twelve mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces, returns to Lake Tahoe for its fifth area event with heats both Saturday and Sunday at Northstar CaliforniaWhen it started at Bear Creek Ski Resort in 2010, only 500 participants were initially expected to attend; 4,500 showed up. Now in its fourth year, Tough Mudder is hosting more than sixty events worldwide, with 20,000 people expected to attend at Northstar alone. 

Courtesy of Northstar California Resort

Tough Mudder was created to test mental and physical grit, but the focus is on teamwork. The course isn't designed as a race. Tough Mudder Media Director Rebecca Friedman explains that the event is about pushing yourself to the limits and helping others to do the same. 

"Since they're not races, Tough Mudder events have a different appeal to them. Running

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