Loon Mountain Announces New Obstacles for July 13th Mud Run

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 19 2013 - 12:04 PM

Lincoln, NH – When the 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run takes place at Loon Mountain Resort on July 13, racers will encounter a revamped course studded with challenging new obstacles.

Unlike other adventure races that stretch on for a dozen or more miles, the Monster Mud Run is a fast and filthy 5k course up hills, across ski trails, and over numerous manmade obstacles. This year’s course promises to have more amplitude and attitude than ever before, with more than 1,200 feet of climbing and descending during the race. Runners will also encounter many challenges, including:

Culvert Crawl – Runners will get on their hands and knees to crawl through this culvert near the beginning of the race. A big mud pit awaits the runners when they reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Snowmaking Boot Camp – Snowmakers have the toughest job at Loon. Competitors will run a quarter-mile in their shoes by lugging heavy snowmaking hose up & down the mountain, crawling under barbed wire while being soaked by active snow guns.

Sadistic Slalom – If ascending rock ledges and clawing through bushes and brambles on the way up a steep lift line sounds pretty rugged, that’s because it is.

A total of 10 Monster Mud Run obstacles have been revealed so far, with another batch scheduled for release on June 13. To view the current obstacle list and sign to up for the race, visit www.loonmtn.com/monstermudrun or call 1-800-229-LOON.

Participants who register for the Monster Mud Run by May 27 will pay just $55 per person, $110 for a team of two, or $220 for a team of four. Registration fees increase May 28. Day of registration will run from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Governor Adams Lodge. Race heats begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 11:00 a.m.

Each Monster Mud Run participant will receive a Monster Mud Run tech t-shirt and water bottle. While racers must be at least 14 years old on race day, there will be plenty of activities for the entire family, including a “Mini Monsters” race for kids under 14, and a Life is good® Village filled with music and games. A party with live music and awards will follow the race. For more information about the race and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.loonmtn.com/monstermudrun or call 1-800-229-LOON.


About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering 2,100 feet of vertical and a variety of terrain across three peaks, including a full progression of award-winning terrain parks, superpipe and halfpipe. Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.

Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter.