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New Tough Mudder obstacle designed with the help of Hiscox Insurance architect contest winner

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox Business Insurance, a sponsor of Tough Mudder, the 10-12 mile obstacle course challenge with events across the United States and internationally, invited their architect and engineer clients earlier this year to come up with a next new and challenging obstacle for the Tough Mudder 2016 season. Tough Mudder's new obstacle, inspired by the design of Hiscox customer John Basso, Principal at Archavis Architecture of Greenwood Village, Colorado, will be revealed at the World's Toughest Mudder competition in Las Vegas on November 14 and tested by thousands of participants who compete in the extreme 24-hour challenge.

The new Tramp Stamp obstacle has participants jumping onto a trampoline and then riding a zip line over water and is the first Tough Mudder obstacle designed by the public. Mr. Basso submitted his designs over the summer and first saw his concept in action during obstacle beta testing at the Tough Mudder Colorado event in September. The World's Toughest Mudder competitors will be the first to take on the official Tramp Stamp obstacle at the event this weekend.

"Once we signed on to sponsor Tough Mudder, we immediately developed campaigns to get our small business customers involved," said Russ Findlay, Head of Marketing for Hiscox USA. "The interest from our architect and engineer clients was amazing, and Hiscox worked with Tough Mudder to transform the winning customer concept into something that works in their live event environment."

Hiscox's Tough Mudder sponsorship features a special branded Courage Zone™ at select events and promotions across all US events as part of their Encourage Courage® campaign aimed at small businesses.

Hiscox specializes in providing insurance for small business owners, such as professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general liability coverage and business owners policies customized for a range of fields, including architects & engineers, IT, consulting, marketing, photography, real estate, and beauty and health. Hiscox offers business insurance quotes direct and online in real-time. Since launching their groundbreaking online service in the US in 2010, Hiscox has received an average customer service rating of 4.8 out of 5, and 96% of those surveyed would recommend Hiscox (Feefo customer surveys).

Additional information can be found at http://www.hiscox.com/small-business-insurance/.

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About Hiscox Business Insurance

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange UK:HSX +0.22% . Hiscox is the first company in the US to offer insurance for small businesses direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.
Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's, London.

About Tough Mudder, Inc.:

Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder event series of 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course challenges, Tough Mudder Inc. has since grown to include Mudderella, an obstacle course series created by women for women; Urban Mudder, a city-based event merging an obstacle challenge with a full-day festival; Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a custom event for children ages 8-12; and World's Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition. The Tough Mudder family of brands is united by a commitment to promoting courage, personal accomplishment and teamwork through unconventional, life-changing experiences. In 2015, Tough Mudder Inc. will put on more than 65 events and host over 2 million participants worldwide.

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann (646) 442-8341 hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com

Source:Hiscox Insurance