BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful 2015 season, with more than 50,000 participants forging through mud pits, scaling walls and working together to overcome 5+ miles of diverse terrain, today Mudderella announces its 2016 calendar of events and venues. The outdoor obstacle course series created for women, by women will host five events in the US and Canada next year, inviting women from all athletic backgrounds to join the fun and celebrate their strengths.
Registrations are now open for the following 2016 Mudderella events:
- Chicago: June 4, 2016
- New York/New Jersey: June 18, 2016
- New England: July 30, 2016
- Toronto: August 27, 2016
- Whistler: September 24, 2016
Mudderella events are non-competitive, team-based challenges that test balance, agility and willpower over a 5+ mile long course featuring 12-15 signature obstacles. After hearing participants' feedback, next year's events will also include a handful of new-for-2016 obstacles to make the event more challenging than ever before. Obstacles will test participants' fear of heights, core strength and more, and teamwork will be key to completing the course.
To encourage participants to work together and enjoy the journey, Mudderella events are not timed. More than 95% of participants sign up as part of a team, and the events focus on bringing women together to overcome obstacles while sharing an experience that's completely outside the ordinary.
"We are thrilled to bring Mudderella to five unique and beautiful locations in 2016," said Ali Schmidt, Event Director for Mudderella. "Mudderella is about being part of a community that celebrates women's strengths and provides an opportunity for women, alongside their friends and family, to have fun and to feel proud and strong. In 2016, we're looking forward to welcoming tens of thousands of new and returning participants into the Mudderella community."
At all United States Mudderella events, kids will also be able to join the action with Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a custom obstacle course designed for ages 7-12. Jointly developed with international soft drinks company, Britvic PLC, Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder is a one-mile obstacle course where kids have the chance to get muddy, work as a team and experience the thrill of adventure as they tackle 10 kid-friendly obstacles.
In the US, Mudderella will once again partner with Futures Without Violence, a national nonprofit that aims to prevent and end domestic violence. In Canada, Mudderella's charity partner will again be Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer through funding vital research, education and health promotion programs. To date, Mudderella participants have raised over $400,000 for our charity partners worldwide.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mudderella is part of the Tough Mudder, Inc. family of brands. Mudderella events are obstacle course challenges that empower women to work together and have fun. Participants are encouraged to "Own Your Strong" as they take on 12-15 obstacles testing balance, strength, agility, endurance, willpower and overall fitness across a 5+ mile course. To learn more, visit www.Mudderella.com.
Jodi Kovacs, Communications Associate, Mudderella
About Futures Without Violence
For more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for innovative educational programs, public action campaigns, policy development, and leadership training designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994, Futures Without Violence has established a Global Center for Leadership and Action that will engage today's diverse national and global leaders, stand with survivors and continue working to break the silence around gender-based violence.
About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation:
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.