FREDERICK, Md.—The second day of a Tough Mudder event at Crumland Farms was canceled Sunday after police said there was significant traffic disruption and unsafe conditions for motorists and pedestrians the day before.
Saturday was the first day of the event, which attracted several thousand participants and spectators to the Frederick area, according to the Frederick Police Department.
The Frederick Police Department and the Maryland State Police worked to control traffic, but the volume of traffic created significant traffic disruption, resulting in participants choosing to park outside the designated parking areas established by event officials, police said.
After consulting with Tough Mudder representatives, city officials decided to cancel Sunday’s event, police said.
Tough Mudder events are 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie of participants, according to the event’s website.
The events have raised more than $3 million for the Wounded Warrior Project, according to the website.