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SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa., March 13, 2012 – Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania’s premier year-round family destination, presents a new innovative and adventurous event – Mud on the Mountain, May 12, 2012!
Using the beautiful mountains that surround Seven Springs, the event brings to the region a unique version of the popular endurance-style events that combine distance, terrain and obstacles to test a competitor’s ability to finish.
“The terrain of the mountain makes it a perfect location to stage this type of event,” said Melissa Cullin, event director at the resort. “Many of the planned obstacles used elements of nature to challenge and test those competing. Boulder fields, extremely steep inclines and mountain ponds are all part of the mix of challenges that will test the runners.”
The course weaves across more than seven miles of demanding terrain requiring competitors to traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb over obstacles and claw up impossible inclines, all on the way to a triumphant finish atop an intimidating pile of snow.
“Endurance events differ from road runs in that they test not only the running ability of athletes but also their ability to overcome obstacles that are both mentally and physically hard to complete,” added Cullin.
Competitors will start the event in 20 minute intervals, beginning at 8 a.m. Each wave will have a maximum of 300 people. The event has a cap of 2,500 competitors. Registration is accepted online at www.mudonthemountain.com. Early registration is encouraged, and those who register by the March 14 discount deadline will pay $65. Registration received between March 15 and May 10 will be priced at $80 per competitor.
Visitor passes will be available at the event for $10 each and allow family members and spectators to travel to the top of the course via the chairlifts. These passes are free with any on-resort lodging.
The course map, registration materials and additional information can be found online at www.mudonthemountian.com.
About Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. So much more than exceptional snowsports, Seven Springs’ legendary service provides guests with relaxing escapes. Take the entire family skiing in the morning, take a shot at sporting clays or enjoy the thrills of snowtubing in the afternoon, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment in the evening before a great dinner and then do it all again the next day after a relaxing overnight stay.
Since 2004, Seven Springs has been committed to developing and growing its terrain parks, halfpipes and superpipe. Now, Seven Springs has six terrain parks of varying difficulty and progression and more than 70 features in all. The resort’s hard work and dedication towards these efforts have been nationally recognized as the 2011-2012 number one terrain parks on the East Coast and the number four pipe in North America.
The Snowsports School at Seven Springs provides a comfortable and fun atmosphere for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Recognized as one of the premier kids’ programs on the East Coast, Tiny Tots’ Ski School and the Youth Snowsports Academy featuring the Burton Learn to Ride program will have even the little one of the family skiing and boarding in no time at all.
Seven Springs is conveniently located just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, located within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland and Columbus. With more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space available, Seven Springs hosts more than 1,000 meetings, conferences and banquet groups each year.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort can accommodate more than 5,000 overnight guests in its perfectly appointed 414-room, 10-story high-rise hotel, nearly 1,200 condominiums and townhomes, 11 cottages and 15 chalets.
For more information about Seven Springs or to purchase tickets, visit www.7springs.com or call (800) 452-2223.