A Year of Tough Mudder / Spartan Races
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 31, 2015
Over the course of the next twelve months I intend to complete 12x Tough-Mudder / Super & Beast Spartan Races, one for each month of the year.
For those of you who haven’t heard of these events, they are a half marathon combined with an obstacle course. The obstacles include jumping through fire, wading through pools of ice, and running through 10,000 volt live electric wires, amongst other things. You can see more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOawfAhWYyk
As many of you know I’m more suited to the 100 metre sprint than a 12 mile slog, and the only time the word ‘marathon’ doesn't strike fear into me is when it’s immediately following ‘Netflix’, so cumulatively running around 150 miles / 240 kms will be a serious challenge. That said, knowing that my friends, family and colleagues will berate me if I fail will hopefully get me around each time.
I will doing this to help support two charities who are doing work which has directly or indirectly had an impact on me and people close to me. You can find out more below:
- The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research – a US charity helping to advance research into the most deadly form of cancer http://www.lustgarten.org/home
- The Bowery Mission – a New York charity helping to tackle homelessness in the five boroughs http://www.bowery.org/
Please give generously. I will update my sponsors over the course of the year (or won’t if you’d prefer, but I will need a bigger donation for that!).
I will be personally covering all transport, entry and admin fees for each event. Anything you donate will go straight to the charities. For anyone so inclined, I would love to have people participate alongside me at each race, please let me know. My tentative schedule is below.
Thank you in advance.
7th Mar; Gulf Coast Tough Mudder
18th Apr; Tri-state NJ Spartan Beast
25th Apr; Poconos Tough Mudder
9th May; Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder
30th May; Ohio Spartan Beast
20th June; Boston Spartan Super
1st Aug; Western New York Tough Mudder
15th Aug; Hawaii Spartan Beast
29th Aug; Pittsburgh Tough Mudder
3rd Oct; AustinTough Mudder
10th Oct; Missouri Tough Mudder
7th Nov; Tri-state Tough Mudder