Tough Mudder typifies the workout du jour: grueling, yet fun; requiring enormous dedication, but with motivational tools built in; basic training-like tasks, performed by people in capes, pink wigs and tutus. “It’s huge,” says local fitness expert Branden Collinsworth of Jump for Joy and Real Results. “Lots of people are preparing for the one coming up here [Oct. 6-7].” Tough Mudder’s appeal, he explains, is its focus on community. Sure, people sign up for 10 miles of carrying giant logs on their shoulders, crawling through mud and wading through ice water, but they also get months of preparation with fellow mudders, who bond not only in the dirt but also at MudderNation.com, where advice, encouragement and personal stories abound.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.