Fitness fanatics get your trainers ready, as there will be three Tough Mudder events in the UAE throughout this year.
The popular obstacle course, sponsored by Jeep, will host races in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, as well as Fujairah for the first time.
The first will take place on Friday, February 26, at Fujairah Adventures Park, followed by an event at Mina Al Arab in Ras Al Khaimah on Friday, March 19.
On Friday, April 9, the course returns to Dubai, at Tilal Al Ghaf.
All three events will offer the classic and five-kilometre routes. The former features more than 20 obstacles, while the latter has a little over 10 obstacles for participants to take on.
Signature obstacles include the Black Widow, a series of 30 elevated tight ropers suspended over water, and the Leap of Faith, where 'mudders' are required to jump and grab hold of a cargo net. Others include The Mud Mile, a run that includes contestants going through ditches caked in mud.
"With event delays last year due to Covid-19 we wanted to give people more opportunity to take on the Tough Mudder challenge this year whilst also getting to explore the UAE," said Nic Cartwright of Sabco Sports, the event organiser. "We can't wait to see people taking on the Fujairah course for the first time."
This year, the event will be operating at a 60 per cent reduced capacity and the obstacles have been adapted to meet Covid-19 safety guidelines. This means everyone involved must wear a face mask, practice social distancing and avoid taking part if they are unwell. A full list of the health and safety guidelines can be viewed here.
Early bird tickets are now on sale for all of the events. It costs $79 for the classic course and $59 for the five-kilometre course.