Have a penchant for adrenaline filled obstacle courses over a muddy landscape? Then, The Mud Rush is your go-to destination!
The Mud Rush is Asia’s first ever mud run. The 2016 Mud Rush is the fourth edition of this energy filled event. Designed and conceptualised by a team of experts who’ve experienced similar events across the globe, it will leave you gasping for breath and asking for more. The Mud Rush is not only about running and crossing obstacles, it’s an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
This year’s edition moves to Mumbai and is going down on the 24th September at Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai!
Here are 10 things you need to know about The Mud Rush before taking part in this years run!
1. What is the Obstacle Course?
The Mud Rush is a 7 km long muddy track filled with obstacles. Complete with 21 obstacles ranging from easy to difficult, there is something for every age group. You’ll see kids as well as oldies try to give the course a shot. Come with your family and friends to take part in this run to make some muddy yet awesome memories that will last a lifetime!
2. Training is of utmost importance!
Being in good shape is quite important for the rush! You might think you’ll be prepared for the run, but the run will always have a couple of surprises up its sleeve which will throw you off balance. So be ready for a demanding yet fun course to overcome!
3. Teamwork is the best option you’ve got!
The Mud Rush is an event which requires team spirit as well as courage. So it won’t hurt you to make a couple of allies and friends along the length of the course. These friends will be of help throughout as you can help each other out. And most of all, once the course has ended you’ll have a whole new batch of friends to share memories with!
4. Don’t take it too seriously
The Mud Rush, although billed as an obstacle course, isn’t the most competitive race around. Their basic aim is to get your friends and family together for a day of bonding, coupled with a whole lot of mud! So don’t focus much on finishing first, just make sure you have a damn good time with everyone around!
5. The mud will get everywhere!
Hey, it’s called The Mud Rush, so you are obviously going to get a LOT of mud. The mud is going to get to place you can’t even imagine. Post race showers are going to be a blessing for everyone. But then, it’s just all part and parcel of the fun run!
6. Wear the right outfit and shoes!
It’s a mud course people, not a fashion show! So dress in your most comfortable clothes, preferably shorts and t-shirt. Given the fact that you’ll have to run, climb and jump through a course which is 7 km long, you definitely don’t want to get stuck with a pair of uncomfortable shoes. So get your running shoes on!
7. Don’t exert yourself too much!
The course is a long one and is going to require quite some stamina to make it to the finish line. So take your own sweet time to make it to the end. Don’t exert your body; after all, it’s not about the race itself. It’s about the experience!
8. What to eat before and after the race!
The day before the Mud Rush, it would be ideal if you had loads of carbohydrate rich food. But don’t over stuff yourself either. The day of the race, have a light breakfast which will give you energy. Overdo it and you’ll be stuck in the course trying to gather some energy to move! So make sure you eat right.
9. Unwind after a tiring day at the “Experience Zone”
Once you’re done with the whole day of excitement and action, you’re obviously going to be knackered. But don’t worry, that is going to be taken care of! Once the sun sets, the “Experience Zone” comes alive and that is where everyone gathers to just chill out. You’ll find a whole range of eating options, bars, live music, DJ’s and even flea markets!
There is an exciting artist lineup to look forward to:
Sid Coutto – The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mumbai is an important member of the Indian rock scene. He’s performed with Zero, Helga’s Fun Castle, Tough on Tobacco, Ankur and the Ghalat Family, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney and Ankur & Sidd, apart from directing, composing and producing music for advertising, television and Bollywood.
Bombay Basement – An award winning outfit from Mumbai, Bombay Bassment combine sounds of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk and Drum & Bass. Over the years, the band has shared stages with Snoop Dogg, The Wailers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Yong the Giant, Will & the People etc.
The Colour Compound – This indie/alternative pop band released an EP called ‘Sincerely Yours’ in 2011 which displayed different sounds they’d experimented with along the way. Their lyrics speak of life, as we know it and the music doesn’t make you think any more than you need to.
Funk Assassin – Bone-crushing funk, pile-driving bass and the stankiest groove slabs; Funk Assassin stitches together sets that combine all these elements and make them dance-floor ready. He has collaborated and performed with bigwigs like Dimitri Vegas & like Mike, Shiva Soundsystem (UK), Funk D’void (Barcelona), Ravi Chari quartet and many other vocalists, percussionist and musicians.
Can you think of a better way to unwind after an exhilarating day?
10. You WILL come back for more!
We can assure you that once you’re done with the day filled with mud, friends and activities, you will feel like going back and re-living the experience all over again! That’s just how infectious the energy of The Mud Rush is. So soon enough you’ll find yourself looking for the next pit stop for the race. And it will be insane as usual!
If you’re still not convinced to head on over to the Mud Rush 2016, we don’t know what will. But we do emphasise on the fact that wouldn’t want to miss this! Register here for this muddy mayhem.
(All images courtesy: www.mudrush.com)