Mudder Volunteer Program


Why Join Probably the Best Team on the Planet?

If you’re awesome at helping others conquer their challenges, then we want you to join our team as a Tough Mudder Volunteer. Our Volunteers are called Mudder MVPs (Mudder Most Valuable Players) because they are the driving force behind our team on event day.

As the premier obstacle course in the world, we have something for everyone who wants to volunteer, from being the first to greet thousands of Mudders, cheering them on as they jump into a dumpster full of ice, or putting those hard-earned headbands on Mudders as they cross the finish line. Whatever you do as a Mudder MVP, you’ll be at the heart of it all, creating life-changing experiences for everyone–including yourself.

Whether you’re joining the Mudder Volunteer Program to run a Tough Mudder with the Volunteer Discount or experience a Tough Mudder first hand, support your favorite Mudders, learn new skills or meet new people, or to be a part of something exciting in your community, we’re excited to have you on the team. Whatever your motivation for becoming an MVP, we need our Volunteers to be tough, just like our participants. We start early and our days are busy (but fun). We need people who are up for the challenge, will follow through on their commitment, like working with others and are willing to jump right in.

Tough Mudder® is proud to support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and help further their mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Over the past three years, Mudder Nation has generated over $6million in support of WWP. If your motivation to volunteer with Tough Mudder is due to this relationship be sure to enter the code “Supporter” as part of your application to volunteer at a Tough Mudder event.

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The volunteers could make you smile while you're hauling butt up a mountain––legs burning.

New England 2013 Participant

Volunteer Perks

  • Discounted participant entry - up to 90% off
  • Opportunity to support Mudders as they complete Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet®
  • 20% off merchandise at the event
  • Free Tough Mudder MVP T-shirt and gear
  • Breakfast and/or lunch
  • One free beer ticket (local age requirements apply even at Tough Mudder)
  • Free parking and free access to the event


To join the team, MVPs must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older. 16 and 17 year olds may volunteer with adult supervision and a parent or guardian must sign the Tough Mudder Volunteer Waiver
  • Ability to attend the entirety of your shift, and for some select roles a pre-event training session. Our MVPs play a critical role at our events. If you don’t show up, arrive late, leave early, or don’t understand your role it affects the event experience of thousands of Mudders
  • Willingness to complete all “Get Prepped” materials and thoroughly read all information we share about Tough Mudder events and your specific role
  • Ability to speak and read English

Volunteer Roles

Mudder Experience (All Day)

AKA...The Hit Squad. You'll help to ensure we can provide the optimum experience for Tough Mudder participants, spectators, and fellow volunteers by supporting the event operations requirements as the day progresses. As the name 'Hit Squad' suggests, your day will include multiple roles that fall within the realm of Mudder Experience. You might offer the first smiling welcome at parking or registration, help apply tattoos, man the bag drop area or the Wall of Muddspiration, help secure event boundaries, keep Mudders & Spectators safe at course crossings, pump runners up before starting, or congratulate Mudders with their own hard-earned headband at the Finish Chute. The ideal Base "Hit Squad" Volunteer is a quick learner, flexible, well-rounded, and energetic.

Course (All Day)

You'll encourage and motivate our participants as they seek to overcome 10-12 miles of hardcore challenges and terrain.

We made it to volunteer and run. I loved doing both, can't wait till next year.

-Central Florida Volunteer

Check-In (Including Facemarking, Spectator Check-In / Sales)

You will provide the important first welcome to thousands of Tough Mudder participants and spectators.

Bag Drop

This is a key part of the participant experience, as bag drop is typically the last stop before Mudders make their way to the Start Line and again as they leave the event.

Info Desk

You'll provide on-site customer service at its best, and be the source of useful knowledge for the thousands of people that attend Tough Mudder events.

Start Line

As a Start Line Volunteer, you'll help create a high-energy and efficient Start Chute so that Mudders kick off their run with ease and excitement.

Finish Area

As a Finish Area Volunteer, you'll get front row seats to see Mudders take on the last couple of obstacles on the course, help distribute bananas, water, finisher t-shirts and of finishers with the famous orange headband.


As a Tough Mudder Medical Volunteer you will be certified and eager to contribute to our high safety standards. Examples of the medical roles we require are: Physician, Physician's Assistant, Nurse, Patient Care Assistant, Paramedic, EMT, Certified First Responder (CFR), Dispatcher, Data Logger, Lifeguard, Certified Diver.

UTV Off Road Driver

Do you have experience driving a UTV off road and through mud? If so, this is the perfect role for you as the medical team's driver. Lots of mud, scenery and keeping Mudders safe.


Being a Pre-Event Volunteer will give you the opportunity to assist with event preparations leading up to event weekend. You will get a first hand look and appreciation as to what’s required to plan and deliver a Tough Mudder event.

Team Leaders

The description is in the name - our Volunteer Team Leads are true leaders. As a Team Lead, we expect you to be a strong facilitator and good leader of people.

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Volunteer giving Mudders their orange headband Muddy Volunteer posing together Volunteer helping out Mudders Volunteer helping out Mudders
Volunteers waving Wounded Warrior Project flag Volunteer smiling for the camera Volunteers handing out bananas Volunteer giving Mudder their numbers

Nuts And Bolts

All members of the MVP team must do the following (really important) things:

Apply to volunteer at a Tough Mudder event and choose an available event shift and role by clicking "Apply Now"

Engage with Mudder Nation by reading the emails we’ll send you once you’ve applied, liking the Tough Mudder Facebook page, checking out the MVP Portal for MVP Announcements and Tough Mudder news.

Encourage your family, friends, colleagues to get involved as both volunteers and participants.

Confirm Your Shift once we email you (within 8 weeks of your chosen shift), by clicking the link in the email or by logging in to the MVP Portal > My Assignments

Get Prepped by logging in to the MVP Portal > Get Prepped section, reading your role-specific training materials and taking (and passing) the interactive quiz.

Read the Final Information Packet that you’ll receive a week before the event, and review the key information and print out the necessary pages.

Arrive On Time to site, prepared to have an awesome day supporting thousands of Mudders.

Check In and Out with the Workforce Manager to ensure you’re eligible to use your Volunteer Discount.

Use Your Volunteer Discount, and enjoy running a Tough Mudder earning your own famous orange headband. You earned it.