Mudders, we have big news. The U.S. Army -- the strongest team in the nation -- has officially signed on to sponsor "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet."
Beginning with this weekend's Wisconsin event, Army representatives will be on site to assist at Army obstacles and raise awareness about opportunities to serve in the Army Reserve.
The Army will also be at these upcoming events: Tahoe (September 28-29), Seattle (October 5-6), Mid-Atlantic (October 19-20), Dallas (October 26-27), Charlotte (November 2-3), San Diego (November 9-10), and World's Toughest Mudder (November 16-17).
Here's what Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing and director of the Army Marketing and Research Group, had to say about the partnership:
"There is an obvious similarity between Tough Mudder participants and Army Strong Soldiers. Soldiers understand and Tough Mudder participants certainly experience the importance of perseverance – of overcoming physical and mental obstacles by not quitting.”
“Our involvement with the Tough Mudder organization enables the Army to engage a key audience about Army values and service; the ability to serve part time; and to showcase the opportunities that exist in the Army Reserve to help motivated men and women achieve their professional and personal goals.”
If you see an Army member on the course, be sure to pay your respects. And if you feel truly tough, stop by the Army tent in the base area to learn more about serving with the Reserve.