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Toughest, the  “obstacle race with a difference” will make its UK debut.

Toughest, an innovative new Nordic obstacle course, is coming to the UK for 2016. The event will also act as a qualifier for the Obstacle Racing World Championships. toughest

On Saturday 23 Apri,l Pippingford Park in East Sussex will play host to Toughest’s first ever non-Nordic event with participation numbers expected to reach over 5,000.

The hilly, muddy and wet venue will provide naturally challenging terrain.

The 8km course will be made up of as many as 40 different obstacles to give even the most seasoned OCR runner something new to try.

Toughest primarily focuses on the use of scaffolding to create a multi-tiered event course, with participants going from obstacle to obstacle both at ground level and at a range of elevated heights.

Toughest’s signature big obstacles include the trademarked ‘Dragons Back’, which involves participants jumping 2.5 metres between five platforms placed 2.5 metres above the ground. There is also the ‘Super Slide’, a five story water slide which has an upwards ramp at the end to propel racers in to the air before they fall back down into the cold water below.

A new concept from Toughest is also the introduction of penalty rounds and fast lanes. If you fail to complete an obstacle marked with a penalty round, or you don’t feel confident in your ability to complete that obstacle, racers will have to run, on average, an additional distance of 200 metres

Alternatively, if you are an OCR pro or feel like making the challenge tougher still, you can opt for the ‘fast lane’ route, which offers participants a more challenging version of the obstacle.

Entry to the 2016 London event is now open and costs £75 per person. This price increases on January 1 to £85 and then again on March the 20 to £95.

To enter online for the event please visit http://www.toughest.se/en/