Philippines to host Southeast Asia’s first Tough Mudder obstacle race

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Southeast Asia’s first ever Tough Mudder event will take place in the Philippines over the weekend of July 21-22. Picture via the organiser’s Facebook page.

The Philippines is set to be the venue for the first-ever Tough Mudder obstacle race in Southeast Asia.

The messy event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, at Portofino Amore in Alabang.

Proactive Sports Management is bringing the event to the country after gaining approval from Tough Mudder Inc.

Proactive Vice-President Justine Cordero said: “This is the first time that Tough Mudder will be in the Philippines, and Tough Mudder is not just about being tough, it is also about teamwork and determination.”

Veteran runner Chris James, who has joined 81 events in the past, described what it was all about.

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“It’s all about fun, it is like being a kid again. It is a fantastic thing to do, and there’s nothing else like it. You get to be human and have fun,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter how rich you are, how poor you are, or what your background is. Everyone just has a really good time, and that’s what it is all about. That’s why I keep on coming back. 

:Helping people is a fantastic thing, by just being putting your hand out, someone else will pull you up.

“Tough Mudder brings out something tribal and fantastic… it creates a community where people help each other out. And you don’t tend to see that out there in the real world sometimes.”

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The course in Alabang will take in parts of a recently enhanced cycling trail along with the rolling hills and various varieties of mud in the adjacent farmland.

Tough Mudder course designers have set about creating a challenging and creative — and extremely muddy  — course, combining elements of the natural surroundings as well as man-made structures.

The Tough Mudder ‘5K Basic’ costs 1,700 pesos to join. For this price participants get an event singlet, race bib, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband. 

The ‘Half-Basic’ is priced at 2,900 pesos and comes with same kit.

The ‘5K-Premium’ is priced at 3,200 pesos, and comes with all the kit plus a 10-litre dry-bag and towel.

Finally, the ‘Half-Premium’ is priced at 4,400 pesos and comes with the same kit as the 5K-Premium.

For details of the event, visit the event’s Facebook page by searching ‘Tough Mudder Philippines’.

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