The first ever Canadian installment of the Tough Mudder event series was held at Whistler Olympic Park (site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games), 2 hours north of Vancouver, this past weekend. Nearly 15,000 participants ran the 11-mile course on Saturday alone. The scenery was absolutely stunning. The summery (by Canadian standards) weather at the base area gave way to winter conditions near the halfway point of the course. This was the site of a new obstacle concocted by the devilish obstacle designers at Tough Mudder: the Snow Ramp. This was basically a giant mound of snow that you slid down just before plunging into a mostly-frozen lake. The Arctic Enema seems like a warm bath in comparison (I’m told). Another highlight was an inquisitive black bear who descended from the Olympic ski jump to sit on a log and watch the runners go by.
Lots more after the jump.
The drive from Vancouver to Whistler
Did I mention the sceneryWhistler Olympic ParkThere was some activity on the Biathlon course during the eventThe frozen lake plungeThe widest Everest obstacle ever constructedSpectator
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