The world-renowned obstacle course challenge – the du Tough Mudder, will return to the UAE later this year with registration still open.
Hamdan Sports Complex will be the venue on December 7 and 8 for the third edition of the du Tough Mudder and du Mini Mudder as individuals come together on a life-changing adventure and face the ultimate challenge of physical strength, stamina and mental grit.
Over the coming weeks, du Tough Mudder will reveal brand new and exciting obstacles while the most popular ones from 2016 and 2017 will return. Among those are Everest 2.0 – where it will be the fastest you’ll ever summit this mighty mountain, but the fall is just as quick. Fun and challenging obstacles – Electroshock Therapy and the Blockness Monster also return – where mudders will have to push, pull and roll their way through 60ft of slick, rotating barriers.
This year’s edition will also include a 10k course with more obstacles and more mud than ever before, while the du Mini Mudder will challenge children aged between 7-13 with a fun and engaging 1.5k obstacle mud run on a newly designed course.
Keep focusing Mudder Nation. You will achieve your goal. No matter what it is. pic.twitter.com/5KA1CRfPPp— du Tough Mudder (@duToughMudder) August 24, 2018
In order to ensure you are ready for the event, organisers have appointed The Warehouse Gym as its Official Training Partner and is working closely with the brand to create a series of training plans to get participants ready for their challenge. These plans are available for download at www.toughmudder.ae/training-plans/.
Since making its debut in 2016, the event has gone from strength to strength and Christian Moufarrej, event director for du Tough Mudder is convinced 2018 will be another massive hit.
“The Tough Mudder brand has continued to grow from strength year on year since launching in Dubai in 2016,” he said. “The thrilling obstacle challenge prides itself on delivering the best in class obstacles that you can’t find anywhere else and we are constantly working to further enhance the participant experience. We anticipate the 2018 edition of du Tough Mudder to be another huge success across the UAE and not disappoint our Mudders”.
Abdulwahed Juma, executive vice-president – Brand and Communications, du, added: “We are delighted to bring du Tough Mudder back in Dubai for the third consecutive year. Our motto is to add life to life to people, and this event is a physically-daunting, and yet, a challenging way for people to engage in exciting outdoor activities that lead to a healthier lifestyle.
“We have watched Tough Mudder grow from strength to strength, and we look forward to welcoming even more participants this year for an even bigger and better event.”
You can register now at www.toughmudder.ae with prices costing Dh360 for the du Tough Mudder course and Dh55 for du Mini Mudder.
The Butch Harmon School of Golf are opening the doors of their world-class facilities to young Dubai residents for a fun-filled, family open day on Saturday 15 September.
Taking place from 16:00 – 18:00, golfers aged between 3 and 15 years old will have the chance to try out and develop their skills such as pitching, putting and driving as well as hear from expert coaches about their Junior Development Programmes, which commence on Sunday 30 September.
The programmes on offer cater to various levels and are spread across three nine-week terms which will ensure that each player is able to develop their skills in a fun, creative and enjoyable environment. It also includes a coaching session, a supervised practice session and a session on the course each week.
There’s even more reason to attend this weekend. That is because those that sign up to any of the Butch Harmon Dubai’s Junior Development Programmes at the open day will receive an additional 30 minute lesson, which can be used in September.
Aspiring golfers will not be short of options when it comes to choosing programmes. There are four courses on offer. Active Start, aimed for 3 and 4-year-olds is priced at Dh870, while one-hour Fundamentals (aged 5-15) costs Dh1,100.
The Intermediate level Course Ready, which is 90 minute sessions, is Dh1,500 while the Advanced Tournament Ready programme is Dh2,000.
The price includes one group coaching course as well as one supervised session during the week.
What: Butch Harmon School of Golf Junior Open Day
Where: Butch Harmon School of Golf, The Els Club, Dubai Sports City
When: Saturday 15th September
Time: 16:00 – 18:00p
Contact: For more information, please contact 04 425 1040 or email [email protected].
Great news for endurance sports lovers – the Ironstar Indoor Triathlon series is back in Dubai.
The Ironstar Indoor Triathlon Series 2018, Dubai, is a series of triathlon races with a twist – they’re organised indoors.
Its special feature is that participants are challenged to race in the time given as far as they can. It’s a format that is amazing for both newcomers who are just getting into triathlon and experienced athletes.
The Dubai leg of the series is the grand final and is taking place at Jebel Ali Recreation Club on Saturday, September 15.
There is still time to sign up for the grand final which also includes a buffet dinner (spectators may reserve dinner by e-mailing to organisers).
Participants can race individually in male or female categories (above 18 years) or as part of a relay team. Each member of a team will start and finish simultaneously, and will swim or bike or run for 30 minutes.
Every finisher will get a medal and the top three males, females and teams will get trophies as well as superb gifts and presents from race partners.
Besides this there will be special awards for the overall 2018 series winners at the grand final in the UAE in two age groups (18-39 and 40+).
The names of two male, two female athletes and one team winner will be announced on September 15, based on performance at a minimum of three races of the summer series (teams must consist of the same athletes at each race to be eligible to win the overall series).
One champion is already known, with Sebastian Herzig having won three out of four races making him uncatchable. In the meantime there’s plenty of intrigue in other age groups as well as in the relay teams category where the champions will be named next Saturday.
The Jebel Ali event is the culmination of a long summer of competing, with a race held in each month from May-September.
The race format for individual athletes includes a 10-minute swim in a swimming pool (25 meters), 30 minutes on a stationary bike and a 20 minute run on a treadmill.
For teams the swim, bike and run are 30 minutes, with all team members starting at the same time.
The race schedule on the day runs as follows: 13:00-13:30 registration for individual athletes; 13:30-13:50 briefing for individuals; 14:00-17:40 waves for individuals; 16:30-17:15 teams registration; 17:20-17:40 teams briefing; 17:50-18:20 teams waves; 18:30-19:00 awards ceremony; 19:00-20:00 post race dinner and celebration.
What: Ironstar Indoor Triathlon series grand final
When: September 15
Where: Jebel Ali Recreation Club
Contact: 050 152 0262 or email [email protected]