Tough Mudder to take on Kissimmee this weekend

by: @jenvargas

Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle a British Special Forces designed obstacle course? Then you are one TOUGH MUDDER!

Tough Mudder is coming back to Central Florida and things are about to get wild. On Nov. 8-9, 2014, approximately 10,000 participants (known as “Mudders”) will put their speed and stamina to the test at Tough Mudder Central Florida. Incidentally, this event will be the final United States event of the regular 2014 season.

Coming to Kissimmee for the first time, challengers will conquer a 10-12 mile obstacle course through Trophykart Ranch (1368 S. Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746), an expansive ranch converted into grassy fields, grazing pastures and swamp-like conditions in Osceola County. This is not a race, nor a marathon. It’s a CHALLENGE.

Of the “Mudders” participating next weekend; 37% of them are female, 63% are male and will be traveling from ten foreign countries and forty five other states! It will take approximately three and a half hours to complete. (It takes me that long to get up in the morning!)

Participating in Tough Mudder this year is Hector Manley, a 25-year-old double amputee from Tampa. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Manley will be presenting a $15,000 check to a Wounded Warrior Project representative at the event. Check out Hector’s first experience tearing through a Tough Mudder in Miami last year. He says, “Impossible is nothing. I am double amputee, I live life to the fullest and sometimes I wonder where my sanity went.” On average they say, only 78% of participants finish…and this is Hector’s FOURTH. Rock on, Hector. Rock. ON.

Tough Mudder is the largest supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission to assist severely injured veterans. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $7 million for Wounded Warrior Project.

If you don’t/can’t participate, sign up to be a volunteer. Definitely stop by to cheer on Hector and the other 10,000 participants on! Still think you can traverse the unforgiving Osceola swamp? Good luck, soldier… and earn that beer!

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