World’s Toughest Mudder® is the culminating event of the Tough Mudder® calendar and takes the concept of being a Tough Mudder to a whole new level. This extreme competition puts the world’s most hardcore Mudders℠ through a grueling 24-hour challenge designed to find the toughest man, woman, and 4-person team on the planet.
Competitors have 24 hours to log as many miles on an amped-up Tough Mudder course as they can. At the 24-hour mark, all competitors must complete the lap they are on and the winners will be whichever participants have completed the most full laps. In the event that multiple participants complete the winner’s total number of laps, the winners will be whichever participants cross the finish line of the final lap first.
Unlike other Tough Mudder events, this event is a competition with cash prizes and other awards up for grabs.
Before you consider entering World’s Toughest Mudder®, you must understand that only those in peak PHYSICAL and MENTAL condition should even think about this. This event will push you beyond your limits and is not for the weak of mind or body.
In previous years, we’ve asked people to qualify by submitting their times from a Tough Mudder during the season. But the fact is that you’re not going to be competing on a normal Tough Mudder course – we’re going to be feeding you something even more intense, with more obstacles per mile. So how fast you can run isn’t as important – what really matters is how much pain you can push through.
In other words, if you’re crazy enough to think that 24 hours of torture sounds like fun, then you’re eligible. We’ll leave it up to the course to decide who the World’s Toughest Mudder® is.
Download the rules for World’s Toughest Mudder 2013View >>
Awards and Prizes
WTM 2013 Prizes
Special awards given to those achieving the following:
50 miles — 50 Miler Award
Awarded — Free Entry to any regular Tough Mudder
Awarded — The Brown WTM Bib**
75 miles — 75 Miler Award
Awarded — 2014 Tough Mudder Season Pass
Awarded — The Silver WTM Bib**
100 miles — 100 Miler Award
Awarded — Free Entry to WTM 2014
Awarded — The Orange WTM Bib**
Two new prize categories will be created for World’s Toughest Mudder:
BLACK OPS — For the most laps completed between the hours of (5 PM) and (5 AM). Only laps started after 5 PM and completed before 5 AM will count towards winning the “Black Ops” award. Regular WTM lap completion rules apply. Nighttime rules apply.
Awarded — Free Entry to WTM 2014
Awarded — The Black WTM Bib**
FASTEST LAP — Awarded to the participant completing the fastest first (1st) lap.
Awarded — Free Entry to WTM 2014
Awarded — The Green WTM Bib**
One-of-a-kind recognitions of some of the amazing feats that happen during WTM, including:
WORLD’S OLDEST TOUGH MUDDER
MOST MONEY RAISED FOR WTM
FARTHEST TRAVELED TO GET TO WTM
World’s Toughest Mudder Support Crew
We are fired up to invite anyone to join the Support Crew at WTM.
Support Crew may only contain one individual. Support Crew must bring a government issued photo ID in order to enter. Support Crew are also required to sign a waiver; you can save time by downloading, printing, and signing your Support Crew Waiver now. Support Crew may exit and re-enter the event as long as they still have their wristbands on.
Stay tuned for more details on the rules about Support Crew/Participant interaction during the event.
Contenders, Are you ready?
Check back here for what you need to know.
Bring whatever you think you’ll need to be comfortable (as comfortable as one can be running through water, fire, and mud for a day) and safe during the event; but remember, it is your responsibility to deal with the consequences of whatever gear you bring. You cannot abandon unwanted gear on the course.
- Clip-On Safety Strobe Light
- Food & Drink
At most Tough Mudder events, we will charge a parking fee. Exact pricing will be included in the Info Ticket emailed to participants 1 week before the event. This will be cash only
Support crew & Spectators
We are fired up to invite anyone to join the Support Crew at WTM. All Support Crew who register below will receive free spectator admission to the event.
Support Crew may only contain one individual. Support Crew must bring a government issued photo ID in order to enter. Support Crew may exit and re-enter the event as long as they still have their wristbands on. Stay tuned for more details on the rules about Support Crew/Participant interaction during the event.
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What to Bring
Don't leave home without these
- Ticket(s): Either print your EventBrite ticket(s) or download the EventBrite app to display your tickets on your phone when you arrive at check-in.
- Signed Waiver: Print and sign your waiver before arriving on-site. This will speed up your check-in process.
- Photo ID: A valid photo ID is required to verify your registration. Your ID must have your picture. You will not be allowed in without proper identification, defined as a government-issued ID with name, signature, photo and birth date such as a driver’s license or passport. Don’t leave your ID in the car – you’ll have to go back and get it.
- Cash: Bring a pocket full of cash for concessions, beer & merchandise. ATMs will be available in the base area, but we strongly recommend you bring cash with you – ATM service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.
- Normal running shoes. Spikes or cleats are strictly prohibited.
- Gloves and hat (if weather is cold).
- Warm/dry clothing to change into after the event.
- Costumes. Creativity. A sense of humor.
- Optional: Hydration system filled with water, not beer.
- Not optional: Please arrive fully hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.
Parking & Check-In
When you arrive
Before and after the event
Teams, double weekend & more
All participants and spectators must sign a waiver in order to gain entry to the event.
Save time: print and sign your waiver before arriving on site. Waivers will be posted in this section 2 weeks before event weekend.
What to Wear
Parking details and check-in times will be available 2 weeks before event weekend.
PRO TIP: If you don’t want to rush to the start chute, plan to check in an hour before your start wave.
Day-of Event Registration
On-site participant registration will be based upon space available on Saturday and Sunday. Price will be $200 at the “Day of Event Ticket Sales” tent in the registration area.
If members of the same team are assigned to different start times, the entire team is permitted to join the latest start time assigned to a team member. Participants may not move to an earlier start time.
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, participants have been assigned to the closest available start time to what they requested when registering for the event. However, due to demand, participants may find that they are not in the start group time they had requested. Please do not contact us requesting a time change.
The base area, known as 'Mudder Village' hosts a range of services and activities for you to access throughout the day.
Get your questions answered at the info desk located in the registration check-in area.
Once you walk through participant registration and get your face marked, head straight to the bag drop tent. Bag drop is for participants only. There is typically a $5 CASH ONLY charge for bag drop, 50% of which goes straight to Wounded Warrior Project. Space is limited, so share a bag with your teammates. If you have pre-purchased bag drop, please make sure to bring your receipt with you and have your photo ID ready.
We’ll be blasting awesome pump-up music in the base area throughout the entire day, along with food, beer and lots of great vibes. Mudders are welcome to sit back and relax before and after their start waves.
Merch and concessions will be on sale throughout the day of the event. There will be a limited number of ATMs located in the base area, but we strongly recommend you bring cash with you – service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.
Food and beverages will be on sale throughout the day. You can find these at the concessions area inside the base area. Vegetarian food will also be available. Beer will be available for the duration of the weekend for those who are 21 and over. Drink Responsibly.
Portable toilets for participants and spectators are located in the base area, once you have gone through registration.
Lost and Found
If you find anything that doesn’t belong to you, please, be a model citizen and turn it in at the info desk. If you lose something (trust us, this happens a lot...we once found an engagement ring in the parking lot), check at the info desk. TMHQ takes all unclaimed items at the end of the day, so if the info desk doesn’t have it, you should submit your lost item here. Anything that sits in TMHQ for over 30 days goes straight to the thrift store.
If your credit card information has changed, you will need to work with your credit card provider to get the credit moved to another account.
If you are active or a veteran of the military, you qualify for a $10 military rebate. Visit the Mudder Savings page after event weekend to redeem your military rebate. Your rebate will be refunded to the credit card you used to register for your Tough Mudder event within 6 weeks after event weekend.
If you raise more than $150 for Wounded Warrior Project, you will automatically receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to purchase your Tough Mudder registration within 6 weeks after event weekend. There is nothing more you need to do. You can find your fundraising page on EventBrite.
If you are on a team of 6 teammates of more, you qualify for a team discount. Check back at the end of March for updated instructions on how to claim yours. Visit the Mudder Savings page for details.
Double Weekend Discount
If you are truly tough and register for both days, we will give you 50% off your second day registration. Once you have registered and paid for both days, email us via our Contact Form and we will refund 50% of your Sunday registration.
We offer exclusive Mudder lodging options for most Tough Mudder events. Please stay tuned for email updates and check back closer to the event weekend for lodging options.
We offer pre-paid parking at most Tough Mudder events. Please stay tuned for email updates and check back closer to event weekend for more parking information.
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Congratulations to our World’s Toughest Mudder winners
2013 Men's Winner
Number of laps completed: 20
2013 Women's Winner
Number of laps completed: 17
2013 Team Winner
AVG. AGE: 33
Number of laps completed: 20
Kevin Lasko, 32 - Point Pleasant, NJ
John Fagan, 34 - Sykesville, MD
Jeremy Bucalo, 33 - Shrewsbury, PA
Tony Fontana, 34 - Laurel, MD
Our photographers will be out on the course taking action shots of you and your teammates. They'll be capturing the good, the bad and the ugly. We make you mark your bib number on your face and an arm or leg. How else are you going to find your picture when you're caked in mud?