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Tough Mudder coming to South Amherst Quarries

Tough Mudder, an event that “tests toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, and mental grit all in one place and all in one day” will be coming here to north central Ohio on the weekend of April 14 and 15, 2012. The venue will be the South Amherst Quarries which is just off the Back Roads and Beaches route.

The 12-mile course will feature 27 obstacles all throughout. Tough Mudder is generally considered to be a stiff challenge for even the most fit athlete. And if you are familiar with north central Ohio in April, you know the weather could be 80 degrees and sunny OR we might have a half a foot of snow on the ground! All the better to add to the challenge, according to Tough Mudder officials.

The Quarries
The South Amherst Quarries is a privately held piece of spectacular and unique property of over 1000 acres. It has a history that runs deep in Lorain County and the fact that it will be open to participants and spectators during the April 14 and 15 weekend will be a rare treat for north central Ohioans who haven’t experienced it firsthand. Amherst, Ohio is known as the “Sandstone Center of the World” due in part to this particular piece of land. More on the history of this property here, or check out this great 7 minute video that shows different views as well as the history of the property:

Lodging and area information for visitors and participants
If you’re coming to participate or watch Tough Mudder, you can find area information at the Visit Lorain County website, including a map that shows local lodging in relation to the venue and parking sites.

Click here to register for the South Amherst Tough Mudder (Tough Mudder Michigan/Ohio) event.

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posted by lorain at 3:03 pm

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