SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania’s premier four season destination, has released information about 15 of 20 obstacles for its inaugural adventure race, Mud on the Mountain, May 12, 2012!
The beautiful mountains that surround Seven Springs will provide both a serene backdrop and a grueling stage for this seven-mile endurance race. When complete, the course will provide 20 obstacles of varying difficulty; each designed to test competitors’ ingenuity, teamwork and resolve.
“To help our competitors prepare both mentally and physically for Mud on the Mountain,” said Melissa Cullin, Seven Springs Special Events Manager, “we are sharing the details of 15 of the 20 obstacles.”
To whet the appetite of competitors and fans, here is a sampling of the Mud on the Mountain obstacles. A full list can be found online at www.mudonthemountain.com.
- Spider Nest: You will be seeing stars, or at least Pittsburgh, after climbing up a mountain and then having to scamper up and over a giant cargo net that we have conveniently stuck in your path. The view from the top is breathtaking, or at least the climb is.
- The Baby Crawl: No, it’s not Mt. Everest, but it will feel like it as you fight to make it up one of the steepest slopes east of Nepal. You will wish you had brought climbing gear as you struggle to reach the summit on your hands and knees. Sorry about the mud. We just couldn’t help ourselves!
- The Head Banger: Keep your head and other big body parts down as you crawl under a web of barbwire. Don’t worry! We have Band-Aids at the first water stop. Please don’t bleed on your fellow competitors.
- Dunk, Dunk, Goose: You will feel like a water fowl as you make your way across a pond and under barrels that we have placed in your path. The pond is not all that deep, and we guarantee the water temperature is at least 33 degrees.
- Trout Line: Getting across the pond doesn’t mean you will necessarily get wet, but you probably will because it is hard to balance a tired and aching body on a teeny little line.
“Many obstacles are currently under construction and some are in the development phase,” added Cullin. “The attention to detail and the amount of creativity our team has put into the race will certainly make Mud on the Mountain the most outstanding and intriguing event of its kind in our region.”
Competitors will start the event in 20 minute intervals, beginning at 8 a.m. Each wave will have a maximum of 300 people. Registration is $80 per competitor. Registration materials, the course map and additional information can be found online at www.mudonthemountain.com.
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 chairlifts. These passes are free with any on-resort lodging.
“Before tackling the mud,” said Cullin, “competitors will want to be well-rested and ready for the challenge of a lifetime. After seven miles of grueling, body-breaking exertion, the first thing you’ll be looking for is a fluffy bed nearby. Seven Springs has two lodging packages available for competitors and their families.”
The Mud on the Mountain hotel package will help competitors get their much needed rest and for their families to have tons of fun! This package starts at $199 per person for two nights of lodging, based on double occupancy and includes two nights of lodging, breakfast one morning, dinner buffet Saturday night, commemorative Mud on the Mountain towel and activity/chair pass each day.
For competitors just looking for a place to rest their weary bones, a lodging only Mud on the Mountain package is available starting at $139 per room, per night, based on double occupancy.
Reservations for either package can be made by calling 866-437-1300 or online here.
“After the race, join us 3 to 6 p.m., in the Foggy Goggle for the IC Light Recovery Party,” added Cullin. “We will have live entertainment by the bands Grand Piano, Satin Gum and 1, 2, 3. The party will be a great opportunity to hang out with your fellow competitors, compare battle scars and celebrate your accomplishment.”
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 who enjoy a vacation that includes the adrenaline rush of the Screaming Hawk Zipline, the exhilaration of sporting clays, the stunning beauty and challenge of its mountaintop golf course, the ultimate in relaxation at the luxurious Trillium Spa, the finest skiing and snowboarding that Pennsylvania has to offer, a variety of dining options that range from fresh unique creations at Helen’s Restaurant to the variety of delicious buffets offered at the Slopeside Dining Room to the quick fix options like pizza and sandwiches to satisfy any craving.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort can accommodate more than 5,000 overnight guests in its recently renovated 414-room, 10-story high-rise hotel, nearly 1,200 condominiums and townhomes, eight cottages and 15 chalets.
With more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space available, Seven Springs also hosts more than 1,000 meetings, conferences and banquet groups per year.
Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and Washington D.C., Seven Springs is easily accessible from either exit 91 or 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
For more information on Seven Springs, visit www.7springs.com or call (800) 452-2223.