Tough Mudder competition coming to Oshkosh

Already home to a successful half marathon, Oshkosh will play host to a race of a different sort this fall.

Tough Mudder has reached an agreement with the Experimental Aircraft Association for the Wisconsin race to be held on the AirVenture grounds Sept. 7 and 8.

For those not familiar with Tough Mudder races, they’re essentially 10-12 mile obstacle courses that, according to the link above, originated with British Special Forces as a way to test strength, stamina and other skills. Races are held throughout the United States and the world each year and draw thousands of visitors.

Earlier this week, Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Wendy Hielsberg told Streetwise the Tough Mudder race has the potential to draw upwards of 70,000 people (participants, organizers, teams and spectators) to Oshkosh for the two-day event.

This is another huge addition to Event City’s calendar that’s sure to mean hotel reservations, restaurant reservations and plenty of adult beverages in fall, just as the busy event season has started to wind down. Hielsberg often says Oshkosh does just fine in spring, summer and early fall, but needs to find events in September, October and November.

In that way, the Tough Mudder event is sure to be a good one.

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About Jeff Bollier

Jeff Bollier is an award-winning public affairs reporter for the Oshkosh Northwestern who covers everything from city hall to business. As Streetwise, Jeff delivers updates on the comings and goings of Oshkosh's retail and business world. Jeff is an avid Instagram and Twitter user and a member of the Northwestern Bacon Team.
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