Loon Mountain Hosts Monster Mud Run on July 13th

By AlpineZone News |
May 21 2013 - 11:26 AM

Lincoln, NH (April 29) – The 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run will take place at Loon Mountain Resort on July 13 – bigger, badder, and muddier than ever before.

Unlike other mud runs 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 challenges. This year’s course promises to have more amplitude and attitude than we ever thought possible. While classic features like the Snowmaking Boot Camp will remain in place, Loon’s crack team of mudologists spent the winter dreaming up a fiendish set of new challenges, including:

Monkey Bars – Think monkey bars are for kids? There’s no monkeying around with this undulating, slippery setup.

Arachnophobia – Run through a giant spider web and try to maintain your composure. The good news? No giant spider.

Chairlift Challenge – Someone left a bunch of chairs lying out on the course. You’ll have to climb over each one. Sorry.

While the Monster Mud Run course is designed to make racers sweaty and dirty, it’s also meant to foster a spirit of friendly competition and teamwork. Participants may run as individuals or as teams of two or four, and are encouraged to wear their craziest costumes. A party will follow the race, with prizes awarded to the top male and female finishers, top duo, and top team of four. Prizes will also be awarded to racers with the best costume and best team name.

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. Each Monster Mudder will receive a Monster Mud Run tech t-shirt and water bottle. Although 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 activities and games.

To register for the Monster Mud run, visit www.loonmtn.com/monstermudrun or call 1-800-229-LOON. Day of registration will run from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Governor Adams Lodge. Race heats begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 11:45 a.m.


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.