The event is called a Tough Mudder, which will take place in NorCal on Sept 18th. Its basically an obstacle course that has been designed by British Special Forces to challenge participants and their level of physical and mental stamina while also promoting comradeship among those involved. This event requires participants to complete the course itself without being timed, such as in the case of Iron Man competitions, etc. It is more about strong will and dedication, and the basic concept of finishing what you started. The Tough Mudder requires all athletes to recite the Tough Mudder pledge as allegiance as well as the understanding of the philosophy of it. For those who wish to have competition as motivation, there is a separate group where those athletes can formally compete. Yet the majority of those participating are simply doing so for the experience of the event itself and raise awareness for their cause.
The dynamics of the Tough Mudder is not the average long distance race, or Iron Man. Athletes are given the choice of how they would like to design their stretch in the competition. Those wishing to participate in Tough Mudder for their own charity may do so as long as they pay the $150.00 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that provides monetary help for injured American servicewomen and servicemen.
As Kevin McKidd continues to explore the NorCal Tough Mudder event for Save the Children: East Africa, please keep informed by visiting www.kevinmckiddonline.com where you will find up to date information on the development of this project.