Tough Mudder Race
The history of racing has seen many variants of the so called ‘race’. Races’ involving human beings to races’ involving cars and motor bikes – the world has seen it all. Now Tough Mudder race is supposedly one of the most dangerous, demanding and toughest races of all time. One can fathom the toughness of this race or event by the statistic which clearly indicates that round about 20 percentages of the total participants cannot be able to finish the course. The length of road and area that one participant, who can be christened as ‘aspiring to be a tough mudder’, has to tread is between 7 and 9 miles.
Though this entire race is termed or called as ‘Tough Mudder race’, but most people don’t encourage the term ‘race’ to be associated with this ‘Tough Mudder’ event. The reason behind this is not very subtle; so it is easily comprehended. First of all, it should be borne in the mind that the aim or objective of this so called ‘race’ is not to win. The aim of each participant is to finish the task in a complete and proper manner. Now, the thing, which makes this event completely different from any sort of race, is that this event encourages the concept of teamwork. It means that, a participant or a mudder should also help other participants to ensure that they also overcome those obstacles. So ‘helping others’ and ‘finishing the job’ are the primary concerns for the mudders of this event. As it does not involve anyone completing the task in a certain position (like being 1st, 2nd and 3rd etc), so no performances are measured in terms of time. Hence, it is quite evident to make sure that the word ‘race’ is done away with. The prize or trophy, which is won after successful completion of the task, is nothing but beer and a sweatband.