Head coach John Harbaugh and other members of the Ravens organization competed in the Tough Mudder race in Gerrardstown, West Virginia over the weekend.
The popular event that bills itself as “Probably The Toughest Event On The Planet” combines a 10-to-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
The Baltimore Ravens posted a short video on the team’s website showing Harbaugh and senior VP of Public and Community Relations Kevin Byrne crawling through obstacles like “Boa Constrictor” which is crawling through tubes in muddy water, Cliffhanger (running steep hills) and Spider’s Web (scaling cargo nets), combining speed, strength and stamina.
The Harbaugh-led team, dubbed “Sack Lunch” wore Under Armour gear with the phrase, “I Will” on the back of the shirts.
In the video, Harbaugh had a playful message for his “mighty men” saying, “The Tough Mudder shoes and shirts are going into everyone’s locker, all right? Let’s hit it. This is mini-camp. Let’s go to work, boys.”
I’m fairly certain Harbs is in pretty good shape, even he was huffing and puffing during the event. I don’t even want to think how I’d feel if I participated in Tough Mudder.
It’s really neat to see the head coach of the World Champion Ravens getting down and dirty in an exhausting event like Tough Mudder. He’s ready for the beginning of training camp which is just a short three months from now.
Matt Lund is a contributor for BaltimoreSportsReport.com and co-host of the BSR Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @MattCLund.