The Tough Mountain Challenge is an adventure obstacle race born in the mountains of Maine that tackles the alpine terrain of Sunday River ski resort and a variety of natural and man-made obstacles over a five-kilometer course.
It might just be the most fun you’ll have all summer, but trust us–it’s a challenge you won’t soon forget that can test event the fittest athletes. You’ll be tackling the mountains while negotiating obstacles, mud, water and more. And when you finally cross the finish line, you’ll find an all-day party complete with a DJs, live music, barbecues, a beer garden, a Mini Mountain Challenge for kids, chairlift rides, ziplines, and lots more to do.
The 2014 Tough Mountain Challenge will be on July 26, 2014 and registration is already 50% full.
The 2014 event will be limited to 3,500 competitors, and we expect it to sell out proir to the event date as it has the last three years. Heats start at 8:00am and run until 3:00pm. We will be keeping each heat limited to 125 competitors to create the best experience possible for everyone throughout the day.
All competitors will register as individuals for 2014, and once registered will have the option to create or join Teams at any time up to July 1. Teams can consist of four or more competitors and will be timed as the average of each team member’s finish time, so Team members do not need to register together or run in the same heat. Individual awards will be issued to the top three finishers in three age categories: Under 30, 30-39, and Over 40. Team awards will be trophies given to each of the top three teams.
All competitors will select their heat at the time of registration. The Tough Mountain Challenge is open to ages 13 and up, but recommended for ages 18 and up. Please note that any competitors under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a release form at check-in the day of the event. The Mini Mountain Challenge is a fun race for kids held following the last heat of the Tough Mountain Challenge.
Registration is non-refundable, however transfers can by made before July 1 for a $20 fee. To register, log onto: http://www.toughmountain.com/registration.asp
July 26, 2014
Tough Mountain competitors can start checking July 25, Friday night. Sunday River will be offering disounted lodging for Tough Mountain competitors throughout the weekend. Check-in will continue throughout the morning on July 26. First heat starts at 8am and will continue every 15 minutes throughout the day until 3pm.
Cost to compete is $89. However, this event is free to spectate! Will have spectator routes that are easily accessable to everyone. Bring your camera!
July 1, 2014
Sunday River Resort
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, Maine 04261