Our first offender of the group is the Tough Mudder. Race Offenders are races who offer more expensive price points without offering quality beer. Tough Mudder is the first race of a series of races that is charging way too much for recieving way too little in reward for accomplishments. A description of the race from Tough Mudder website:
Tough Mudder® events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses. Our courses test everything you’ve got, requiring not just physical strength and stamina, but mental grit, determination, and camaraderie.
Once you cross that finish line, you’ll know what it feels like to be a Mudder. Whether it’s your first Tough Mudder or your 10th, nothing beats the feeling of enjoying a cold Dos XX beer and adding to your orange headband collection.
So let’s get this straight, You run 10-12 miles. In the middle of those 10-12 miles you do such things as climb under barbwire, run and swim through ice-cold water, run through shocking electrical currents, jump over fire, and do a ton of burpees (burpees is what they forget to tell you that this race will be half full of). What do you get at the end of this as a reward?
An Ice cold
Mexican Coors Banquet Beer Dos Equis. So for the price of between $85 (OMG they announced this race is happening three years from now I better sign up now for the discount) to $180 (Sure I’m ready for a 10-12 mile obstacle course with no training. Let’s do this!) That’s only for the Regular race. If you are doing the Worlds Toughest Mudder then look to spend $350-$500!
So Tough Mudder wants you to continue the obstacle course of drinking their beer after 10-12 miles ! My advice is to stay thirsty and go to your local bar that serves craft beer!