A relaxing weekend for 14,000
That’s the way 14,000 people, from all over the United States and a couple of other countries, felt Saturday and Sunday after completing an obstacle filled 10-12-mile Tough Mudder course at Apache Pass northwest of Rockdale.
All were competing against one person, themselves. Tough Mudder isn’t timed and there are no results. You make it or you don’t. Period.
The event—which raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project—came to Apache Pass for the first time Saturday and Sunday, drawing the largest non-concert crowds in the history of Milam County, 4,000 more than its original estimate.
Participants are challenged to help each other out over the course and there was plenty of that spirit over the weekend, from encouraging and high-fives (many for total strangers) to literal helping hands at the dozens of obstacles.