What to expect at the first Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla

It’s set to be an adventure-packed and adrenaline-fuelled weekend…

There is now less than a week until the maiden Tough Mudder Infinity descends on AlUla, featuring the largest prize pot in obstacle course racing history.

The ultra-endurance obstacle course race will be taking place on Saturday February 24, with competitors facing a huge test of their physical and mental capabilities over the course of a gruelling and intense eight-hour period.

Although the Infinity Individual tickets are now sold out, participants can still enter Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla as a team of two or as part of a team of four. If you’re a KSA resident keen to test yourself on the Tough Mudder course, you can also do so through the classic 5K and 10K races.

Here’s what to expect at the first Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla, including meeting some of the athletes set to make history.

Look out for Saudi Arabia’s Rakan Al Thaqafi gunning for glory on home soil. A Saudi-born dedicated Mudder and an amateur boxer, Rakan Al Thaqafi has competed in every KSA event hosted by the world-renowned obstacle course racing brand – even completing the 10K course four times at the most recent instalment in Jeddah. He will be lining up alongside several of the sport’s biggest names as he bids for the $80,000 top prize in the individual race.

Witness the renewal of the long-standing rivalry between Ryan Atkins and Jon Albon. The event will also see the renewal of a captivating obstacle course racing rivalry between Canada’s Ryan Atkins and the UK’s Jon Albon, with the latter coming out of retirement to compete in AlUla. The duo has been involved in countless epic battles over the years, with both men sharing the sport’s biggest accolades for many years, and all eyes will be on them once again in AlUla to see who comes out on top.

Meanwhile, multiple world champion Lindsay Webster returns to compete in the Infinity Individual female race, while emerging talent Kris Rugloski aims to dethrone her. With $480,000 up for grabs, there is certainly no shortage of incentive for the likes of Albon and Atkins, along with the rest of the field, and with the event being held among the stunning landscapes of AlUla, it will make for a truly unique experience.

Enter the Team of 4 race for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the World’s Toughest Mudder competition. The only catch? You must register through your chosen gym as Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla is looking for the GCC’s Fittest Gym. The Team of 4 race allows competitors to share the workload with teammates during what is an extremely tough challenge. The winning quartet will secure a trip to the USA for the next World’s Toughest Mudder, held in Florida on November 9 and 10, with flights, accommodation and free entry to the event all included in the prize.

To be eligible for the competition, participants must register through a valid GCC gym and enter code GYM25 (25 per cent off tickets) at checkout. Competitors are encouraged to sign up with fellow gym members. However, only the ticketholder will be asked to submit a document after purchase to verify active GCC gym membership. Entrants will also have an opportunity to compete for significant cash prizes, with a Team of 4 race winners picking up $40,000, while runners-up will claim $16,000, and third-place finishers will collect $8,000.

Just a spectator supporting your friends and family? Come hang out with us at the camping village while we cheer our friends and watch the drama unfold, savour the array of dining options, grab some cool merchandise, and be part of the mud-soaked celebration.

Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla, Feb 24, AlUla. @toughmudderarabia

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