If you’re looking for something completely different, join the several thousand participants expected to compete in the famous international obstacle race The Mud Day that will be held in Israel for the first time on March 24, 2017!
The Mud Day is an extreme sports event that was created in 2013 and now takes place in four countries and has gathered more than 200,000 participants (the “Mud Guys”) since its creation. The Mud Day requires participants to complete a run of 13km with 22 challenging obstacles including water, crawling under wires, pools of ice water – and a lot of mud!
The Mud Day obstacles are inspired by military obstacle courses, reflect strength, endurance and mental capacity and to finish the course successfully requires teamwork. More than 80% of the participants in this event are recorded as a team.
Preparations for the race in Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv are expected to take two weeks, including work with heavy machinery, using 400 cubic meters of water, sixty tons of straw, a million ice cubes, 1,200 tons of mud, and 80,000 kilometers of white tape runner. In addition, an amateur track will be built of half the distance (7km and 11 obstacles), and there will also be a children’s track: The Mud Kids, for ages 7-12.
The event is centered around a purpose-built village which is the starting point and end of the challenge, offering a variety of entertainment, music, cold beer, plenty of food and workouts throughout the day. This event is open to everyone, from accomplished runners looking for new experiences, to CrossFit champions or simply to group of friends looking for an original team challenge.