MIAMI, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most intense endurance challenges is coming to Homestead-Miami Speedway March 2-3, 2013. Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course challenge that involves diving into ice-cold water, crawling through mud and running through bursts of fire, will make a stop in South Florida.
Homestead-Miami Speedway will be invaded by thousands of runners who will be negotiating a course patterned after British Special Forces training methods. Runners will barrel through mud holes, army crawl under barbed wire and plunge into frigid ice water completing a total of 20-25 obstacles constructed across portions of the 640-acre facility.
"Unlike Ford Championship Weekend when NASCAR crowns champions during three days of racing, Tough Mudder is not a race, but a challenge intended to test all-around toughness," said track president Matthew Becherer. "Of the 280-plus events we'll host at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2013, Tough Mudder will undoubtedly be one of the most unique."With the built-in incentive to get in shape, the bragging rights that come with finishing– not to mention earning the coveted signature orange Tough Mudder headband and a free beer -- the event provides participants with plenty of good reasons to step up to the challenge. For between $95 and $200, anyone at least 18 years of age who is willing to sign a waiver can hurl themselves over walls, under half-submerged obstacles, into the grip of 10,000 volts of electricity and other challenges spread throughout the course. The series included 35 events in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia in 2012, and 52 events are planned for 2013 including the March event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. More than 460,000 participants worldwide took part in Tough Mudder events in 2012, raising $4 million for the Wounded Warrior Project. People are encouraged to form teams and start together. The Homestead-Miami Speedway meet is the first ever in South Florida. Registration closes February 25. Click on the following link to register: http://toughmudder.com/events/miami-2013/. About Tough Mudder Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half-a-million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $4 million for the Wounded Warrior Project. https://www.facebook.com/toughmudder About Homestead-Miami Speedway The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 640-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year and will host NASCAR's Championship races during Ford Championship Weekend ( November 15-17, 2013) for the 12 th consecutive year. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Ford 400 is broadcast live on TV and radio to 175 countries in 24 languages. Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course, generates more than $250 million annually for the region. HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com | Facebook.com/HomesteadMiamiSpeedway | @HomesteadMiami | @HMSEspanol #Ford400 Media Contacts: George Stieren, 305.230.5233, email@example.com; Edward Williams, 305.230.5229, firstname.lastname@example.org Jane Di Leo, 718.412.9550, email@example.com SOURCE Homestead-Miami Speedway