Outing: Tough Mudder Run

Outing: Tough Mudder Run

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Christie Lake Conservation Area

Categories


Description

The Toronto Tough Mudder is an endurance event in which athletes attempt 5km to 16km obstacle courses that test mental as well as physical strength. The Tough Mudder endurance event series was co-founded by Will Dean, a former British counter terrorism officer, and Guy Livingstone, a former corporate lawyer. The obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights. The main principle of the Tough Mudder revolves around teamwork. The Tough Mudder organization values camaraderie throughout the course, designing obstacles that encourage group participation. Participants must commit to helping others complete the course, putting teammates before themselves, and overcoming fears.

The first Tough Mudder challenge was held in the United States in 2010. To date, more than 3 million people worldwide have participated in Tough Mudder events, making it one of the world’s fastest-growing athletic activities, that draws between 10,000 and 15,000 participants per event. Tough Mudder currently employs over 150 people worldwide.

This field trip provides camera club members with the opportunity to capture some unique action photos of an interesting seasonal activity. Athletes who participate in the Toronto Tough Mudder on September 15 sign-up for one of the following distances:

  • 5k with 10 obstacles
  • 8k with 13 obstacles
  • 16k with 20 obstacles

Cost

  • The cost to attend this event as a spectator is $20 and is payable directly by interested camera club members to Tough Mudder at this website
  • People who wish to attend this field trip as spectator are encouraged to register in advance, although I expect that on-site registration on the day of the event is also possible (TBD)
  • Children under age 13 are permitted free entry when accompanied by an adult

Schedule and Location

  • Meet in the parking lot at Christie Lake Conservation Area at 11am
  • Christie Lake Conservation Area is located at 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON

Photography Tips – Tough Mudder

  • Upon arrival, get a map of the Tough Mudder to help you navigate the course
  • Pick a few obstacles that you feel will provide the best photo opportunities. The facial expressions are especially good at the following sections of the course:
    • Mud Mile
    • Arctic Enema
    • Augustus Gloop
    • Everest
    • Electroshock Therapy
  • What can photographers bring: Lawn Chairs, Strollers, Purses, Bags, Umbrellas
  • What are photographers not allowed to bring: Outside food (unless you have an allergy or small child to feed), Alcohol, pets or bikes

Contact

Ron Mantay (Outings Committee)
mantay@rogers.com