Time Out Melbourne

Both these obstacle-course ordeals are for charity, but apart from guaranteeing you have a great big heart, which one do you need to be buffest for?

The Stampede

* An obstacle event course that includes cargo nets, a giant slip n slide, and heaps of mud.

* Only the most confident of commandos would want to be seen emerging from an 'ice pit' in wet tracky pants.

* Five to 10 kays.

* Live wires charged with 10,000 volts.

* You’ll need to conserve energy for afterwards, as well. “We know how to throw a party,” the organisers say – and to prove it, over-18s get a free Toohey’s Extra Dry at the Mud Bar.

Tough Mudder

* The course was designed by the British Special Forces. They gave us BEAR GRYLLS.

* Not only do they have ice water, but flaming straw with which to warm you up again.

* Only 78% of entrants successfully complete each challenge.

* You’re asked to pledge “I do not whine. Kids whine.”

* Underground mud tunnels and three-metre walls.

* 10,000 volts of electricity.

* 18-20km of hills.

THE VERDICT? Tough Mudder lives up to its self-billed rep as “the toughest event on the planet”.

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By Jenny Valentish   |  

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