Eastmark to Host Tough Mudder Feb. 23 & 24
Eastmark, DMB Associates’ new community,is the 2013 host of Tough Mudder, the 12-mile endurance challenge that provides the ultimate test in strength, stamina and determination.
Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features 20-military style obstacles such as “Funky Monkey,” a trek across greased monkey bars; “Fire Walker,” a run through 4-foot-high flames; and “Electroshock Therapy,” a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires.
A relatively new challenge, Tough Mudder is wildly popular and the event has a strong following of participants. Tough Mudder also has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to encourage participation by veterans and to raise funds for their programs.
Participants can register as an individual or a team. Final entrance fee is $180 for Saturday, Feb. 23 and $170 for Sunday, Feb. 24.
Tough Mudder is expected to involve 7,500 participants and 4,000 spectators over the two-day event.
Eastmark has committed to a five-year agreement with Tough Mudder to annually, and potentially bi-annually, host the endurance events on site. Eastmark’s first neighborhoods will be debut this spring.
“Tough Mudder is a rigorous physical and mental challenge for participants and spirited entertainment for spectators,” said Dea McDonald, DMB’s senior vice president and Eastmark’s general manager. “Eastmark is honored to host Tough Mudder as Arizonans and returning veterans test their endurance.”
What: Tough Mudder
When: Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. Saturday registration opens at 7 a.m. and Sunday opens at 8 a.m.
Intersection of South Ellsworth and Elliot roads
(Event entrance is 1/2 mile east on East Elliot Road or 1/2 mile south on South Ellsworth Road)
To Compete: Sign up on Tough Mudder’s website:http://toughmudder.com/events/arizona-2013/
At five square miles (3,200 acres), Eastmark is a vibrant, integrated and evolving regional community poised as “The Heart and Hub of the East Valley.” Eastmark sits at the center of a major transportation hub anchored by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, three major freeways, numerous businesses and acclaimed educational institutions. An expansive 100-acre Great Park connects residential areas, resort components, employment cores, recreational spaces and commerce. Eastmark is the largest privately held, contiguous property in the Southeast Valley. www.Eastmark.com.
About DMB Associates
DMB Associates, Inc. (“DMB”) is an Arizona-based, diversified real estate investment and development firm with real estate holdings through affiliated companies. DMB’s portfolio includes signature commercial properties, resort/recreational and primary home communities, country clubs, health clubs and spas. DMB is known for development that complements and enhances the greater communities of which they are a part. Every DMB community is distinguishable due to the Company’s core dedication to community life, partnership, legacy and stewardship. www.DMBInc.com.