Are you up for the mud-soaked challenge?

The world-renowned obstacle course challenge, Tough Mudder is returning to the UAE later this year, and it’s happening in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever on Friday, October 11, 2019.

This muddy event, described as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet‘, challenges partakers through a variety of obstacles as they make their way towards the finish line – the ultimate test of physical strength, stamina and mental grit.

Tough Mudder will take place at the Al Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi – the purpose-built sports island, which will be full of best-in-the-industry obstacles and challenges.

There will be three different courses for varying abilities, starting with a Tough Mudder 5k which includes 13+ obstacles across a 5km route.

Sound easy and want something a little more challenging? How about opting for the Tough Mudder Classic – which has 25+ obstacles on a 10km route.

For the more competitive folk, there’s Tougher Mudder, which will take place on the Tough Mudder Classic route, but with prizes for the fastest times logged.

Don’t want to go at it alone? Don’t worry. You can even sign up as a team for an amazing team building exercise you will never forget.

And Tough Mudder isn’t just for the adults. There’s also muddy fun for the little ones in the form of Mini Mudder. The 1.6 km course route has been designed specifically for children from the age of seven to 13, so they can join in the muddy fun alongside the adults.

Mini Mudders however, must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ with a chaperone ticket which can be purchased online.

This year, there’ll be plenty of new obstacles such as Black Widow, which is a series of long elevated tightropes suspended over (muddy) water, and Leap of Faith where contestants are expected to conquer a 6′ (also muddy) water-filled gap.

Much loved and signature obstacles will also return, like Pyramid Scheme, Mud Mile and Everest 2.0.

Tickets cost vary depending on what you sign up for but if you purchase your tickets this weekend, you will get an early bird discount that will see you paying 25 per cent less than full price tickets.

The discount ends at 11.59pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019, and you just need to enter discount code ‘MAYHEM19’ when purchasing.

Tough Mudder, Al Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi, event starts at 7.30am on October 11, early bird tickets available until Aug 31, otherwise it’s Dhs100 for Mini Mudder, Dhs300 Tough Mudder, Dhs350 Tough Mudder Classic, Dhs450 Tougher Mudder,

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