Mud Hero returns to Hants County this weekend

RCMP are bracing for traffic tie ups in Windsor, near Chester Road

Ashley Thompson
Published on June 30, 2014

Whether they went over or under this log obstacle, few competitors came out without being completely covered in mud.

Carole Morris-Underhill

Thousands of people are expected to congregate at Ski Martock for the return of Mud Hero July 5-6.

“There will be about 9,000 people there over the weekend, including participants, spectators and volunteers,” says Mud Hero co-founder Ted McLeod.

Mud Hero, a six-kilometre course featuring 15-plus obstacles, first attracted swarms of adventure seekers to Hants County’s ski resort last summer. It is the diverse landscape at Ski Martock, complete with hills, forests and swamps, that puts the venue on the map as far as Mud Hero is concerned.

With the impending return of the nation-wide obstacle series, the Windsor District RCMP are asking motorists to do their part to ensure the rat race is confined to the Mud Hero course.

Staff Sgt. Dan Austin says motorists travelling to Martock using Highway 101 are asked to use Exit 5 “so as not to disrupt the traffic patterns” in Windsor.

Austin is asking folks travelling from the South Shore to take Highway 14 to access Ski Martock.

There will be additional police patrols on the roads to help with traffic flow.