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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 4 March 2021

Tough Mudder events in Fujairah and Dubai have been postponed

The Ras Al Khaimah event is expected to go ahead as planned in March

Tough Mudder will take place in Fujairah for the first time this year. Courtesy Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder will take place in Fujairah for the first time this year. Courtesy Tough Mudder

While dates for this year’s Jeep Tough Mudder events were only announced a few weeks ago, two out of three have already been postponed.

This includes the event in Fujairah, which was set to be the first in the emirate. It was scheduled for Friday, February 26, but will now take place on Friday, April 9, subject to government clearance.

Dubai’s Tough Mudder will also be postponed, from Friday, April 9 to the fourth quarter of this year. A specific date has yet to be announced.

The changes are a response to recent restrictions set out by UAE authorities in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19.

The Ras Al Khaimah instalment is expected to go ahead on Friday, March 19.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to ticket holders, but the health and safety of our Mudders and staff is our number one priority,” said Nic Cartwright, managing director of event organiser Sabo Sports.

He said the postponed events will be back "bigger and better than ever”.

Anyone who has tickets for the Fujairah race will automatically have entry to the event on the revised date, but those who want a refund can get their money back by emailing support@toughmudder.ae by Sunday, February 28.

Participants in Dubai have the option to enter either the Fujairah or Ras Al Khaimah course for free, keep their ticket for the revised event, or get their money back via the same channel.

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 ropes 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.

This year, the events 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.

More information is at toughmudder.ae

Updated: February 11, 2021 11:19 AM

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