The Rugged Maniac is Coming to Waterloo Ontario

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The Rugged Maniac is Coming to Waterloo Ontario

The Rugged Maniac is coming to Kitchener Waterloo Ontario this spring. What is it? Who should try it? Our Active Living Contributor Carly Peister gets to the bottom of the hype:

Created by the famous Mark Cuban of Shark Tank, the Rugged Maniac is designed as an obstacle race that challenges your fitness levels, critical thinking and ability to have a good time. Traditionally, this race has been held in the US, however, this year it is coming to Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort in Kitchener (just a quick 15 minute drive from Uptown Waterloo). Registration is now open and available for you to check it out here.

What is the Rugged Maniac?

5-Kilometer obstacle course race where “you’ll climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, bounce on trampolines, leap over fire and more!” The registration fee includes one free sample beer at the end of the race!

Don't like to get dirty? Then the Rugged Maniac race isn't for you.

Don’t like to get dirty? Then the Rugged Maniac race isn’t for you.

When is the Rugged Maniac?

The race is being held on May 30th. Sign up now for cheapest registration.

Why is the Rugged Maniac Special?

If any of you are interested in these adrenaline type races, you will have heard of the Tough Mudder, the Warrior Dash and other such races. The Rugged Maniac is considered to be the best for several reasons:

  1. Shorter Distance (3.1 miles)
  2. It has the most obstacles than any of the other races (a total of 25)
  3. Fewer people participate during each individual race – so there is less of a wait time at each obstacle and fewer people to run into.
  4. Much lower cost to participate
  5. Fewer fees overall (No spectator fee, insurance fee, processing fee, etc.)

The other benefit of this race? It is in Waterloo’s backyard! After the race you can make a quick trip to Kitchener’s famous Moose Winooski’s for food and drink on the patio, or head back up to Waterloo and grab a gourmet burger from The Works, Frat Burger or The Grill.

In my opinion, this looks like a fantastically fun way to get off the couch this Spring and get active with your friends and family, and experience something different! Who said being active has to be boring, spending hours and hours at the gym or running on a treadmill? This type of activity is not only better for your body with dynamic and explosive movements, it’s fun; entertaining; and you can do it with a group. Now since you’re already online reading this post, click on the link above or Google the Rugged Maniac in Kitchener and get signed up while there is still space! Maybe I’ll even see you there!

How much does it cost?

$69.00 (plus HST) from now through April 3rd

$79.00 (plus HST) from April 3rd to May 5th

$89.00 (plus HST) from May 5th to May 26th

$100.00 (plus HST) on the day of the event, May 30th

Good Luck, and Stay Active!


Carly Peister is New to Waterloo's Active Living contributor.

Carly Peister is New to Waterloo’s Active Living contributor.

Carly Peister has spent her whole life living in KW, attending a local elementary and high school in Kitchener, and the University of Waterloo. Carly has received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Environmental Studies and is currently pursuing a career as a Certified Golf Teaching Professional at Merry-Hill Golf Club, Breslau. During the golf off-season she works as a group fitness instructor at World Gym Waterloo and offers indoor golf lessons at Max’s Golf Center. Carly’s favorite thing about living in Waterloo is the multiculturalism of the area (particularly during Oktoberfest!) and the outdoor activities you can do just outside your doorstep.

For more posts on active living in Waterloo, follow Carly on New to Waterloo’s blog or on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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