This is it. Tough Mudder Challenge – Mission: Sea to Space starts here. Below you will find the four compulsory challenges that you must complete and track. Every week for the next three weeks we’ll be adding a new round of challenges, there’ll be four and you’ll have to complete at least two to cross the finish line.
Make sure you join our Tough Mudder North America Challenges Facebook Group to share your adventure, cheer on others and get motivated.
The Challenges You Must Complete
Mudder, these are your compulsory challenges. To be considered a Tough Mudder Challenge finisher (and to earn your swag) you’ll need to complete these four tasks within 21 days. These challenges aren’t for the fainthearted and they’re going to take determination and mental strength. We know you’ve got it in you.
Out Of This World
Your destination is outer space but how you get there is up to you. Over the next 21 days you’ll need to travel 62 miles (100km) which is the distance from sea level to outer space. Walk, run, cycle, space-hop, the choice is yours.
Level Up: What goes up, must come down. Add your return journey to the total distance and travel 124 miles (200km) over the next 21 days.
Visit your Mission: Sea to Space profile and log in to your account. If you have a qualifying wearable/app, connect your device/app so that your data syncs over (you can do this from your Profile if you haven’t already). Remember to track your workouts so that the data syncs over. Data will sync for running, walking, biking, and hiking exercises that you track.
– If you do not connect a device/app, you may add your data manually after you log in. Simply click on the +Activity button at the bottom. Then select the activity you completed (run, walk, bike, hike, other) and input the distance completed. You may add a picture or two if you wish. Then press Save & Exit to record your data and see your progress circle fill up as you go.
Rise and Shine
The early bird catches the worm so they say. Just like basic training, complete this military inspired workout before sunrise. The total 1,000 reps can be completed in one go, or during the duration of the 21 days.
200 Backward Crawl to Standing Broad Jump
200 Candlestick Rollups
200 Crab Abs
200 High Knees to Toe Touches
200 Plank Taps
We know that Mudders come from all walks of life so if completing this before sunrise isn’t possible, make sure you do it within an hour of waking up and swap out any exercises that you cannot physically complete but make sure to keep that total to 1000 reps.
Level Up: Complete the 1000 reps each week for 3 weeks. Feel that burn.
What is 1 Repetition?
Backward Crawl to Standing Broad Jump – Crawling backwards, standing up and broad jumping forwards = 1 rep.
Candlestick Rollups – starting on your feet, ending on your feet = 1 rep
Crab Abs – Each toe touch counts as 1 rep, so right toe touch followed by left toe touch = 2 reps.
High Knees to Toe Touches – each complete movement is 1 rep, so high knee right, high knee left to toe touch right, toe touch left = 1 rep.
Plank Taps – Each shoulder tap counts as 1 rep. For example, shoulder tap right and shoulder tap left = 2 reps.
Challenge Instructions: Rise and Shine
Please watch the above Instructional Video for a demonstration of how to perform exercises and alternative exercises for those who are unable to perform the standard exercises
We’ve taken a page from the Navy SEAL’s training handbook for this one. You need to tie 3 knots in 5 minutes with your hands fully submerged in cold water. Just be thankful we aren’t asking you to do it fully submerged in one breath like a true SEAL.
Just remember, everyone reacts differently to the cold, so if you are particular susceptible (e.g. have Raynaud’s) then shorten the time your hands are submerged and do it in a few timed blocks.
Level Up: Sounds too easy? Try 5 knots in 5 minutes and don’t forget to add ice to that water.
Challenge Instructions: Afraid Knot
Download the Instructional PDF for details on how to complete the Challenge.
Earn Your Wings
It’s time to take to the skies Mudder – well sort of. Inspired by the high life of fighter jets you need to get among the clouds and gain 5,000ft of elevation over the next three weeks.
Level Up: You know what they say. Big feet means big… ambitions. Wear shoes at least 2 sizes too big and complete 500ft of elevation wearing them.
Choose Your Activities
For this activity you need to keep within a 3m distance of the same person, or any significantly large item such as a giant teddy or your favourite pooch, for 12 hours straight. Everywhere they go, you must be within 3m of them and visa versa, so pick someone or something you are close too.
Sleeping is cheating so make sure that the 12 hours are when you are both awake, and be COVID safe. Only attempt this challenge with another person if they are part of your support bubble or someone you live with.
Level Up: You better really like your buddy. You’re going 24hrs with them 3m away at all times.
Level Up:Make sure that temperature gauge is set right down to the lowest it can be and throughout the shower spell your name repeatedly using the phonetic alphabet. If your name is Adam Smith it would go something like this: Alpha, Delta, Alpha, Mike, Sierra, Mike, India, Tango, Hotel over and over until you and your clothes are clean!
Challenge Instructions: Field Hygiene
Level Up: Feeling hardcore, turn and pull it 245 feet back as well but make sure you complete it in the 2 minute 45 second time limit.
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Level Up: Bigger is better. You can use a sheet of 8.5″x14″ legal paper and your plane must be able to fly for 20 yards before landing.
Get dressed up in your best Tough Mudder swag (or anything orange for those who are new to us), and grab a friend or family member you trust to catch you, we’re revamping the good old trust fall.
Repeat the words “we are Tougher Together” and fall backwards off a small step into the arms of your trusted partner who will be there to catch you……. hopefully.
Be COVID safe, only attempt this Challenge with another person in your support bubble or someone you live with.
Level up: We really hope you trust your team mate. Put a blindfold on and fall forwards instead.
In no more than 60 minutes, and by using your own navigation skills you need to run, walk or cycle to roads or places that start with each letter in the phrase TOUGHER TOGETHER. The letters don’t have to be found in order and one road or place can count for multiple letters. Only the first letter of each road or place name counts. Make sure you take a photograph at each road or place name and post to the Facebook Group as proof of completion.
Level up: You’re moving further and navigating more. You must spell TOUGHER TOGETHER in spelling order and you can only use each road or place name once.
Level up: What better time to remember those that have fought for us. Write and send a letter of gratitude to Deployed Troops, Veterans, Recruit Graduates, First Responders, Frontline Responders, or Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers.
In one session you need to complete a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and another one-mile run. Alternatively you can swap pull ups for sit ups, and full push ups with knee push ups
Level up: Push yourself to the extreme and get this done in under 50 minutes.
Level up: Brains alone won’t get you through a Tough Mudder Challenge. Add a 5K run to this activity to complete.
Challenge Instructions: Codebreaker
Level up: Fact: things stick better when they’re wet. Soak yourself before you get out there and of course, double the distance to 100 metres.
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