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SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Seven Springs Mountain Resort’s adventure endurance challenge, Mud on the Mountain, returns November 2, with promises of more mud, sweat and cheers.
Twenty-five challenging obstacles woven into 7.73-miles of demanding mountain terrain will have participants from as far away as the United Kingdom traversing ponds, scaling boulder fields and clawing up impossible inclines.Several new obstacles will make their debut on November 2, as well as Mud on the Mountain favorites, some of which have been retooled by being lengthened, tweaked and modified.
Since the inaugural Mud on the Mountain in May 2012, Seven Springs has hosted four variations of the popular endurance event including two spring events featuring the last of the winter’s snowfall; a fall version that unexpectedly featured 18 inches of snow from 2012’s Superstorm Sandy; and most recently a late night summer event lit only by the LED headlamps participants received at registration. A library of images is available online here.
“Our team at Seven Springs thrives on creating new challenges for our participants,” said Alex Moser, Director of Marketing. “We love to see the exhilaration, challenge and triumph that Mud on the Mountain offers. Over the last four events, we have welcomed nearly 10,000 participants, many of whom have done at least one other Mud on the Mountain challenge.”
Mud on the Mountain will offer the Elite Heat, a timed heat for participants who want to an additional challenge. The Elite Heat will start at 9 a.m. with top five overall men and women receiving a custom-made trophy created with parts from snowmaking towers. Each trophy is hand-built by the Seven Springs Mountain Crew. Registration for the Elite Heat is limited and there is an additional $5 fee to participate in this heat.
DJ Zimmie will get participants off to a rocking start as they gear up for a hard charge up the mountain. Participants will start the event in 20-minute intervals, beginning at 9 a.m. Each wave will have a maximum of 200 people. DJ Digital Dave will be at Tahoe Lodge, which is located near the middle of the course, spinning records to keep the participants motivated.
After the race, the Foggy Goggle will host the Mud on the Mountain Recovery Party featuring live entertainment by DJ Midas. At the Recovery Party, participants can trade battle stories with comrades, show off battle wounds, and enjoy the cold beverages and the Recovery Buffet.
Registration materials, a course map and photos are available online at www.mudonthemountain.com. Registration is priced at $85 per person and closes Oct. 27. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Visitor passes will be available at the event for $10 each and allow family members and spectators to travel to the top of the course via the resort’s chairlifts.
About Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in Seven Springs, Pa., is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. Each year the family-friendly resort hosts more than one million overnight and day guests. Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and WashingtonD.C., Seven Springs is easily accessible from either exit 91 or 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
For more information on Seven Springs and the year-round lodging, dining and activity options the resort offers visit www.7springs.com or call (800) 452-2223.