“Hopefully next year it will still be on the qualifying events,” he said. “Our obstacles don’t change, they are still high standard.” “This course has multiple difficulty level, but the hardest side for our elite people is as hard as it comes,” said Newby. For those that took part, the course still provided a challenge for those who took the plunge. “It is bitter sweet,” said said Newbsanity founder Jarrett Newby. “We normally have a few hundred people come up for the mud gauntlet.” The event still featured a wide range of people from all different age groups on a three-mile long obstacle course. The gauntlet was scheduled to be a qualifier for this years world championships, which Newby said was cancelled. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – In a summer where events throughout the Southern Tier were put on hold, the Newsbsanity Mud Gauntlet was a full go. Due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newby said this year’s gauntlet looked different from past ventures, featuring social distancing, spaced out start times, masks and other safety precautions. Newby told 12 News despite the adjustments to this year’s Mud Gauntlet, he still considered it a success.