Squaw Valley USA September 7, 2011 – Participants from across the United States will attempt to conquer Squaw Valley USA this September for Tough Mudder, “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.” Athletes will be tested with an extreme on-mountain obstacle course on Squaw Valley USA’s legendary terrain for the largest Tough Mudder in the history of the growing event series.  Chosen for its challenging landscape, Squaw Valley boasts 4,000 acres and 2,850 vertical feet, the majority of which will be incorporated into the unrivaled Tough Mudder obstacle course.  Squaw Valley’s Tough Mudder event will take place on September 17 through September 18, 2011 at the Lake Tahoe resort.

Not your typical spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race, Tough Mudder is designed by British Special Forces to be the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina, and camaraderie.  NorCal Mudders will scale the Sierra on the 11 mile-long course complete featuring 24 different obstacles.  From a run through a gauntlet of 4-foot-high flames called “Fire Walker”, to crowd-favorite “Electroshock Therapy,” where participants dash through a field of live wires with up to 10,000 volt shocks, the challenge does not get much tougher than this.

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The military-style obstacles are strategically placed across Squaw Valley’s peaks, with many challenges visible from High Camp, Squaw Valley’s mountaintop complex complete with restaurants, bars, paintball course, roller rink, pool and hot tub. Spectators can ride the resort’s scenic Cable Car to get a front row seat of the Tough Mudder action as well as breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Cable Car tickets are available at the base of the mountain and cost $29 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.

With more than 16,000 participants already signed up, Tough Mudder NorCal is sure to be unlike any other.  Following the event on Saturday, The Village at Squaw Valley will come alive with a free concert by Lovefool, Northern California’s most popular 90′s tribute band, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Village Events Plaza.

For more Tough Mudder event details and all the latest Squaw Valley updates, please see www.squaw.com.

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About Squaw Valley USA
Squaw Valley USA was founded in 1949 and hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, the first televised Olympics.  Squaw Valley is one of the largest and most diverse mountain resorts in North America, with incomparable outdoor recreational amenities that attract both local residents and visitors from around the globe. For more information, please visit www.squaw.com.

About Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder Events, LLC was founded in 2009 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Considered as “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” each Tough Mudder endurance challenge is designed by British Special Forces and consists of a unique 10-12 mile trail run over rugged terrain, featuring steep inclines, water hazards and 18-25 military-style obstacles testing one’s toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. The 2011 Tough  Mudder series includes 14 events taking place across various cities in the U.S. For the schedule of event dates and locations, visit www.ToughMudder.com.