Gruelling endurance race to return to Boughton House

Competitors take part in this year's Tough Mudder, at Boughton House, near Kettering
Competitors take part in this year's Tough Mudder, at Boughton House, near Kettering

The endurance challenge Tough Mudder is returning to Boughton House next summer, organisers have announced.

The endurance challenge Tough Mudder is returning to Boughton House next summer, organisers have announced.

About 18,000 participants took part in the event at the stately home near Geddington on the May bank holiday this year.

Next year’s event will take place on July 12 and 13.

Organisers say this year’s version was so well received, and demand for a return had been so high, that Boughton House was the first confirmed location for 2014.

The 12-mile obstacle course includes running through 10,000 volts of electricity, jumping into a skip of icy water and crawling through underground mud tunnels.

Team work is also key, with many of the obstacles unable to be completed solo. Those who finish can look forward to the famous orange head band to celebrate.

Sarah Harvey, UK vice president of Tough Mudder, said: “We’re so excited to be back at Boughton House after the event going so well in May. It was our first event of 2013 and it really set the bar for the rest of the year. The Mudders and spectators created an amazing atmosphere and we’re hoping for more of the same in 2014.”