Hangin’ Tough

Think you can you hang?

This obstacle holds the title for the lowest completion percentage. You’ll need a strong grip and precise coordination to conquer it. Swing Tarzan-style across a series of hanging rings spaced 1.2 to 1.8 meters apart and suspended over a pool of muddy water. For those of you who talk a big game, this obstacle will show you just how tough you really are.

Obstacle Stat: Only 30% of Mudders successfully complete Hangin’ Tough.





September 27 & 28, 2014

Seattle, there will be mud.


Suggested Training

To get your arms and torso prepped for swinging, practice the Turkish Getup.
Bent Arm Pull-Up Hang (bring your chin over the bar): 15 seconds each. Do 4 rounds.
Pull-Ups (with hands close together, attempt to get your chest to the bar): Do 4 rounds of 10 reps.
Turkish Getup

Tough Mudder Tips

Keep swinging.
It’s important to maintain momentum and coordination while swinging across the rings. Don’t try to stop and get your grip, or it’s all over. Just move quickly forward from ring to ring. Keep arms straight and knees bent while swinging - don’t try to muscle it. This obstacle is about finesse and rhythm.


Volunteering at a Tough Mudder event isn't just about giving back — it's about pushing Mudders forward. With helping hands, words of encouragement and an attitude as positive as the day's atmosphere, volunteers ensure that no Mudder gets left behind.