Rugged Maniac on Shark Tank
5k Obstacle Course - Episode 522 - 4/25/2014
Alright, who likes obstacle courses? I sure do. As a matter a fact, the harder and more challenging the obstacles, the more memorable the entire race becomes. But the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Courses seem to be taking the entire experience to a whole new level. Each course is only 3.1 miles that's no big deal for anyone in decent shape, right? While that may be true for most 5k races, the Rugged Maniac course throws in over 20 obstacles along the way that's guaranteed to give you a workout you will not forget anytime soon.
The entrepreneurs behind the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course is Rob Dickens and Bradford Scudder, who's coming to the Shark Tank in the next episode 522 this Friday night. Each Rugged Maniac event is only one day long, with approximately 20 events already scheduled this year all over the U.S. Along with a workout that's guaranteed to kick just about any one's butt, the events are also geared to have a rock-in good time with lots of food, and plenty of beer waiting at the finish line. Once you successfully complete these well thought out obstacles built by professional contractors, all the Maniacs still standing and dripping in mud, head on over to the main area with plenty of other activities to prove how much of a Rugged Maniac you really are.
Rugged Maniac before Shark Tank Update
The Rugged Maniac's business model is a lot different than most businesses seen on the Shark Tank. With only 20 events scheduled for this entire year, the numbers per event need to be very impressive. When you consider how much the initial costs building such an elaborate obstacle course would be per event, the average gross revenue Rugged Maniac brings in, is most likely enough to get a few of the Sharks interested in this "Cash Cow".
As much as I personally would have no problem spending $60 - $80 participating in a Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course, I might have a little problem investing in its current business model. The one thing that keeps coming to mind when I think of all the planning and construction of all those obstacles that gets used for a single day, is why???
Obviously, the business must be making a nice profit running a single day event that took months of planning, so why not make it a two-day event while everything is already set-up, and double the event days with very little additional effort. Even if you offered big discounts the second day to give folks a chance to become a "Super Rugged Maniac", who cares, it's all pure profit that will make the entire event that much more successful. It's something to think about anyway if Bradford or Rob happen to read this.
Check out the Rugged Maniacs seen on this Friday night's episode #522 of the Shark Tank, and see if the Sharks have the endurance to complete a deal full of obstacles.
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