This was my first Tough Mudder and I was not disappointed! From the well-organized check in lanes to the great on-site parking, it did not disappoint. Lots of staff to answer questions, security, medics, and everything was well marked so you knew exactly where to go from start to finish! Showers and change rooms at the end and a great vendor village. Lots of free photo opportunities and great routes for spectators to take to enjoy the show throughout the mountainous course. This year racers had the choice of both the 1/2 or full Tough Mudder and it looped around and back the hill with 13-20 obstacles to thrill all levels of racers. Some of the greats even turned up to race such as Ryan Atkins taking home a first place finish to add to his many accolades. Each participant received a bib and were sent off according to their timed heat every 30 minutes. At the finish line, you received your coveted head band and excellent tech tee shirt in charcoal grey; Merrill is the sponsor and they were on site with discounted shoes etc...vendors for food were also there to fuel the racers with poutine and snacks. The outdoor pub offered spectators a great view of the two traditional obstacles Kong, which is an elevated rings obstacle and the dreaded Shock therapy where you crawl over bales of hay in water with electric eel tentacles zapping you along the way. The MC was hilarious and kept the racers pumped before their launch up the mountain to tackles the creative and muddy challenges. This is a team-building event and is not timed (non-pro) and allows racers to help each other at every turn. Costumes are also welcomed and added a humorous twist to the climbs, crawls, carries and swings. Water stations are well located and ample along with port-o-potties everywhere. Medics and radio carrying volunteers were seen along the route and it was a great loop out and back with some beautiful mountain top scenery. This is an event for 14+ and is highly recommended. Bag drop was $10.00. And you could park on site. Gloves are not necessary. No cleats or spikes allowed at this event.