The Isle of Man is known for its sporting and fitness events. From the famous endurance event the Parish Walk, through to the shorter races of the Easter Festival of Running, the Island is becoming more and more popular with fitness fans.
The Tough Mann Adventure Challenge is a relatively new event for racers who enjoy obstacle racing or perhaps even want to try the sport out. The 10 km course based in Ballaugh is run in Partnership with Manx Telecom Ltd and, as well as a 2km hill which covers 1000 feet of elevation, there are over 25 obstacles to make your way past. These include walls, tunnels, rope climbs, and lots of deep mud.
With 750 competitors in 2015 the challenge is getting more popular each year and drawing obstacle course fans from around the UK to compete. With a minimum age limit of 16, and a course designed for spectators with great viewing locations at the start and finish, it really is a full day out the entire family can enjoy.
Your entry fee includes a victory drink and completion t-shirt, electronic timing, an after party and, of course, entry to the race itself. If you want a chance at winning however, you will have to train hard. In 2015 the winner completed the hill section (a mini competition called "King of the Hill") in 15 minutes, and the entire course in 1 hour 3 minutes to take home the trophy.
Further information can be found on the Tough Mann Adventure Challenge website.