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Tough Mudder Attracts Thousands To Area

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/26/2013

The Tough Mudder event that many in the Mansfield area have been talking about for months is finally here. The two-day event kicks off on Saturday morning and wraps up Sunday afternoon.

An estimated 12,000 participants will compete in the weekend events and thousands more are expected to travel into the area as spectators. This will give a nice boost to economy during a slow tourism time Lee Tasseff, president of Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau says.

The event is expected to bring over $2 million into the economy, Mansfield service saftey director Lori Cope says. Most of that is expected to be seen at local restaurants and hotels.

But given the almost sadistic nature of the Tough Mudder events, why do so many people pay good money to put themselves through a few hours of muddy pain? Everyone seems to have a different answer for this head scratcher, but one thing is for sure; thousands will continue to register and compete in the 53 events Tough Mudder will put on this year.

The city of Mansfield has a five year agreement with Tough Mudder to hold the event at Mansfield Lahm Airport and it has been sold out for weeks in it's first event at this location. Tough Mudder public relations official Ashley Pinakiewicz says that the terrain at this location is about the best they've seen yet and that local businesses and community members have been very supportive of them.

Pinakiewicz hosted local media members on Friday to give them a tour of the course and allowed them to try a few obstacles. Journalist Jami Kinton was the only media member to participate but says she had an awesome time doing things she wouldn't get to do on a normal day.

WMFD has a team competing in the event on Saturday and a full story can be seen of their journy on Monday's evening NewsWatch.  

   
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