If you’re a regular Mudder or even just a casual lurker on our social media, you’ve probably heard about the obstacle design competition. Now in its fifth year the competition asks anyone and everyone to get creative and design their very own dream Tough Mudder obstacle. We’d usually be running the competition at the end of the season, after several months of muddy action to feed Mudder Nation’s imagination, but as we all know by now the season is still a little way off and the majority of us are on lockdown, getting very well acquainted with our sofas.
So we thought, what better time to launch the Obstacle Design Competition 2020 than when everyone has some extra time on their hands? Grab a pen and paper, some toilet rolls or your laptop (whatever it takes to design an epic new obstacle) and start dreaming.
How to Enter
Once you’ve executed your perfect obstacle design, snap a photo and send it to [email protected] along with the following information:
- Your name
- The name of your obstacle
- Tell us how your obstacle works and why it’s the best thing since dunking people in ice baths.
You have until May 14th and you can enter as many times as you like, although if you want to win quality is definitely better than quantity. “What will I win?” We hear you cry. The knowledge that you’re the best, most smartest, most creative Mudder in all the land of course. And, if your obstacle is really really good it may just make it onto a course in 2021 (hello Kong and Tipping Point).
Submissions Through the Ages
If you’re wondering where on earth to begin we’ve collected some previous submissions below to help you on your way. There are really two choices when taking part in the Tough Mudder Obstacle Design Challenge; design a possible functioning obstacle that could feasibly work at a mass participation event OR design something completely off the wall with bubbles and flames and a flying car. Which way you go, is up to you.
If you were thinking about designing something that could one day end up on a Tough Mudder course then it’s always worth considering the four categories that our obstacles are grouped by, Teamwork, Fun, Personal Accomplishment and Courage.
If we’re honest, you’re at home 23 hours a day at the moment so we want MORE. Build your obstacle out of household items, think way outside the box, design your dream obstacle, now is your chance Mudder.
Can’t remember what our actual obstacles look like, let alone dream up a new one? Book your Flex Ticket today and choose which event you run in 2020 or 2021 right up until the day before.