Time Out has news Tough Mudder Dubai to launch on December 9-10. The obstacle course is dubbed 'probably the toughest race on the planet'
The world famous Tough Mudder is coming to Dubai.
Hailed as the ultimate obstacle course for amateur athletes, the grueling adventure race will take over the Hamdan Sports Complex on the weekend of December 9 and 10.
Founded in 2010 as a 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course race, it has developed into the standard bearer for an 'fun' endurance races, while diversifiying to include five0mile courses and even a World's Toughest Mudder which lasts 24-hours.
With a slogan of ‘Probably the toughest event on the Planet’, it puts teamwork at the heart of everything. And you'll need it, with obstacles such as ‘Arctic Enema 2.0’, ‘Electroshock Therapy’ and ‘Block-Ness Monster’.
More than 2.5million people have taken part in events all over the world, with 120 different races scheduled to take part in 2016.
Speaking at the launch of the UK race in 2012, James Corcoran, a veteran of the London Marathon, said: "Let's face it, running is boring. Tough Mudder, though, allows you and your fellow Mudders to test yourself while, weirdly, enjoying the various obstacles thrown at you."
Sam Baker, who has completed the Virgin Active London Triathlon and the Paris Marathon, added: "The atmosphere and novelty aspects make the event the sort of 'fun younger brother' of traditional marathons. I can't really imagine running a 'normal' marathon or race."
The Dubai installment of the race, which is untimed, will feature two distances, an 8km and 16km course, which they say will appeal to the super fit as well as the casual athletes. There will also be a du Mini Mudder for 7-13 year olds raced over 1.5km.
Early bird registration exclusively for du customers is now open at www.toughmudder.ae and registration opens afor all prticipants on Wednesday 20 July. MORE AMAZING PICTURES FROM TOUGH MUDDER AROUND THE WORLD