Nfld. & Labrador

Mud Immortal being investigated by RCMP

The RCMP in Holyrood has taken over the investigation into Mud Immortal — the infamous mud-filled obstacle course competition.
The Mud Immortal challenge was held on Sept. 21 in Butter Pot Park. (CBC)

The RCMP in Holyrood has taken over the investigation into Mud Immortal — the mud-filled obstacle course competition held Sept. 21 in Butter Pot Park. 

Sgt. Rod Tiller said the detachment has received formal complaints from six Mud Immortal participants. 

More than 5,000 people took part in the challenge. However, many walked away upset and disappointed.

Officers are now determining whether there are grounds for a criminal case. 

Participants complained about a number of issues, including lack of water and food, and the five-kilometre course that many said was not properly set up for the number of people who showed up. Some participants suffered injuries.

While Mud Immortal was seen as a financial success  5,000 people paid an entry fee to take part  participant complaints started to pour in shortly after the event finished. 

The event was supposed to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society. However, the organization decided in early October to not accept any money from organizers. 

Competition organizer Jonathan Brett issued an apology in a news release two days after the event.