July 26, 2014 ~ Sunday River, Maine
If you want to run 10 miles in the company of 10,000 other people and wait in half-hour lines to climb over a few walls, you'll find plenty of mud runs and military-style obstacles races where you can do just that. If you want to suffer for hours and risk life and limb, you can find those races too. But if you're looking for something different – something as fun as it is tough without the ego and the crowds – welcome to the Tough Mountain Challenge.
Tough Mountain Challenge is an adventure obstacle race born in the mountains of Maine that might just be the most awesome race in the universe. You'll tackle the alpine terrain of Sunday River ski resort and a variety of natural and man-made obstacles over a five-kilometer course with plenty of elevation gain. You won't die, but it's a challenge you won't soon forget whether you're racing the clock or just racing yourself. And when you finally cross the finish line, you’ll find yourself surrounded by music, barbecues, a beer garden, a Mini Mountain Challenge for kids, chairlift rides, ziplines, and lots more.
Making an awesome event even awesomer, we're also throwing a Big Ass Bash on Friday night complete with bands, beer and an express check-in so you can sleep the party off on Saturday morning without worring about checking in. Best of all, the party is open to everyone and free.
If you missed your chance to sign up for Tough Mountain Challenge this year, make sure to sign up early for the 2016 event and check out the O2X Summit Challenge at Sunday River this September for another fun race in the mountains.