Hold Your Wood

Get ready for some wood.

Get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking about actual logs here. Make like a lumberjack and carry a heavy wood log through a section of the Tough Mudder course. The length of the carry will be determined by the difficulty of the course terrain and the weight of the logs.





September 27 & 28, 2014

Capital Region, there will be mud.


Obstacle History

Hold Your Wood was designed to mimic our ancestors as they gathered wood to create fires for their caves. Our version has individual logs and heavier team logs, and resembles traditional military group training exercises. Hold Your Wood made its debut on the course at our first event in Bear Creek, PA. Historical note: The first time we did this, we did a circle up a ski hill. Tired Mudders dropping logs led to an even more hazardous situation as the logs rolled downhill at other competitors.

Suggested Training

Farmers Carry: Carry 45kg for 200 meters.
Air Squats: Do as many reps as possible for 20 seconds on, then take 10 seconds off. Repeat 8 times.

Tough Mudder Tips

Lift with your legs.
The logs can be anywhere from 25 lbs for a single person log to 100 lbs for a team log. Make sure you maintain good footing and lift using your legs to keep from dropping your wood. Carry it over your shoulder. Alternate sides when fatigued.


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.