06 June 2016
Tough Mudder will return to Tahoe on June 11 & 12, 2016 to host sixth Tough Mudder event in the area.


Following a highly successful event last June, which brought over 10,000 participants to Northstar California Resort, Tough Mudder will return to Truckee once again to host Tough Mudder Tahoe on June 11 & 12, 2016. The 10+ mile course featuring signature Tough Mudder obstacles is the ultimate test of physical & mental strength, stamina and teamwork. Featuring winding trails and steep mountain climbs, the Tahoe course forces participants to dig deep and embrace the challenge. Registrations are now open for the event and can be purchased by visiting:
Tough Mudder Tahoe:
  • 2015 Recap: For a recap of 2015 highlights, check out this video: Tough Mudder Tahoe 2015. Over 10,000 people are expected to take part in the event.   
  • Locations: Tough Mudder Tahoe will take place at Northstar California Resort in Truckee, CA on June 11 & 12, 2016.
  • Obstacles: The 10+ mile course will feature 20-25 of Tough Mudder’s best-in-class, epic obstacles designed to test physical strength, mental grit, teamwork and stamina. Participants can expect classic obstacles such as: King of the Swingers, requiring participants to jump off a platform, grab a lever and swing out to reach a bell before dunking into muddy water; Everest 2.0, a run up a quarter-pipe requiring both speed and teamwork; and Electroshock Therapy, Mudders must finish strong together as they dodge between hanging wires charged with over 10,000 volts of electricity. New obstacles hitting the course include:
    • Block Ness Monster - a series of massive rotating blocks submerged in a pool of waist-deep muddy water. Teamwork is absolutely essential to making it over this one. When tested at events in 2015, it was the highest rated obstacle by participants over any obstacle in Tough Mudder history. 
    • Cage Crawl - back by popular demand, this one is an enclosed tank filled with water and covered by a chain link fence. Participants must use the fence above them to pull themselves through the tightly confined space. 
    • Pyramid Scheme - another favorite that's back by popular demand, Pyramid Scheme requires participants to literally build a human pyramid and ladder over each other to ascend over this slippery, A-framed slope. 
  • Finish Experience: All Tough Mudder participants will receive a custom performance finisher t-shirt, as well as a finisher headband and an ice cold Shock Top beer.
For the Tahoe event, Tough Mudder is also partnering with The Legend of Tarzan ahead of the movie premiere. Participants will be taking on a rebranded “King of the Jungle” obstacle. 
For 2016 events, Tough Mudder announced a presenting partnership with renowned outdoor apparel brand Merrell, which includes performance finisher t-shirts and a joint product line that features Merrell’s expertise in premier outdoor gear. Together they have recently launched the co-branded All Out Crush shoes, engineered for those taking on endurance events like Tough Mudder.
“We are thrilled to return to Northstar California Resort once again for Tough Mudder Tahoe,” said Courtney Jordan, Event Director for Tough Mudder. “We have such a strong partnership with the Truckee community, and we look forward to building on the success of last year’s event, as well as providing a positive economic impact on the region, as we bring together Mudders from all over the world to see what’s in store for 2016.”
“Apart from being an exciting and truly incredible adventure for both participants and spectators, Tough Mudder is the single most attended event on our mountain year after year,” said Beth Howard, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort. “We welcome this community of athletes and supporters and are happy to provide the varied terrain that helps keep the course unique and challenging.”
Tough Mudder Tahoe will once again play host to Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a muddy, one-mile obstacle course designed for kids 7-12. With obstacles such as Gooey Shoes, Mount Mud and Secret Agent Squeeze, Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder is a fun event that gives kids a chance to work as a team, get muddy and experience the thrill of outdoor adventures.
Tough Mudder and Merrell are also joining with live social media platform Snapchat, so participants can submit their snaps and see them culminated on Snapchat’s “Live Story” feature, which attracts millions of viewers.
Registrations are now open for Tough Mudder Tahoe; spectator tickets are also available. For those looking for a discounted registration price, volunteer opportunities are also available. To view the current schedule of events visit
About Tough Mudder:
Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder event series of 10-12 mile military-style obstacle courses, Tough Mudder Inc. has since grown to include Tough Mudder Half, an obstacle challenge bringing the thrills of Tough Mudder to a 5-mile course; Mudderella, an obstacle course series created by women for women; Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a custom event for children ages 7-12; and World’s Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition. The Tough Mudder family of brands is united by a commitment to promoting courage, personal accomplishment and teamwork through unconventional, life-changing experiences. With more than 2 million participants to date, Tough Mudder Inc. will put on more than 120 events worldwide in 2016.
Media Contacts:
Jodi Kovacs, Communications Associate, Tough Mudder
About Northstar California Resort:
Northstar California™ is home to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 100 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, fly-fishing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit
Media Contacts:
Cassandra Walker, Sr. Communications Coordinator, Northstar California
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

<< Back