FOR 2021


As we return to hosting events in 2021, ensuring your safety and the quality of your on-event experience is our #1 focus. We are closely monitoring the latest science around the Delta Variant, and the resulting change in guidance and local regulations in many states. 

Effective for August events, Tough Mudder staff and volunteers will resume wearing masks during event day and we highly encourage participants to wear masks while in the registration, merchandise and festival areas.

Our safety measures are informed by an independent epidemiologist expert and the latest research & science, and are intended to keep you safe while you enjoy your muddy adventure. 

*In the event that a local city or state has more strict requirements than our plan listed below, we will default to the local guidelines. All registered attendees will receive safety information specific to their event (following input from state and local officials) via email between 1-3 weeks prior to their event.


Social Distancing
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We’re rolling out pre-event selection of start times and ensuring ample space for social distancing. Please keep appropriate distance from others or wear a mask in confined spaces like the gear store, changing areas and at registration.
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We’ve removed the tents over the gear check area, and opened up the walls on changing tents, shade tents and merchandise to ensure good air flow.
Facial Coverings
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Participants and volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in the registration, merchandise and festival areas. We’ll have masks and REIGN neck gaiters available for you on-site. You’ll see Tough Mudder staff, volunteers and partners wearing masks during the event weekend. Our staff test regularly before travel and while on-site during the event week.
Reduced Contact
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We’ve gone cashless, and are working to reduce contact points and well known areas that cause congestion. Hand sanitizer, provided by Tough Mudder partner Every Man Jack will be available throughout the festival and at select obstacles on course.


Tough Mudder is all about teamwork– and we all need to stick together to keep our entire community safe when returning to the mud. While we’ve got a solid plan in place to protect you, here’s how you can do your part:

  1. Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick within the past 14 days. Consider taking a pass on the event if you’re part of a vulnerable group and haven’t yet received your vaccine.
  2. Be Informed! Read all event communication and signage, as it could contain important safety information on new event procedures and policies. Follow the instructions of medical personnel and Tough Mudder Staff. 
  3. Respect social distancing and look for any visual cues like signage and ground markings that indicate where to stand and how far apart to be from fellow participants. 
  4. Practice proper health and hygiene methods for hand washing, hand sanitizing, sneezing, coughing, etc. 
  5. You are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face covering in the registration, merchandise & festival areas.
  6. Show up on time for your assigned start time.
  7. Give yourself and others some space.
  8. Thank the volunteers, they are there to keep you safe and help keep you going.
  9. Consider the safety of yourself and others around you.
  10. Respect the host community and venue.

Capacity is slowly returning to pre-COVID levels. June events will operate at 75% capacity, with July events at 80%+ and events from August onward returning to 100% capacity. On-site registration is now permitted based on available space in each wave.
Start Times
*NEW* For the first time, participants must select a start time prior to event day. Starting in November 2020, start times will be selected at the time of registration and participants may only transfer to other times based on available inventory. Customers who purchased earlier in 2020 received communications in December 2020 on how to select a start time.
Social Distancing
We encourage you to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other people. Attendees must observe and obey all signage that promotes social distancing. Line queues will be placed and distancing shall be enforced throughout the event, specifically at the following locations:

• Check-In (Registration) area
• Restrooms
• Start Line
• Obstacles
• Water Stations
• Merchandise tent
• Food and Beverage queues
Open Air Tents
We’ve removed the tent over gear check, and removed the sides from tents in the changing areas, merchandise, volunteer check-in and food & beverage areas to ensure good air flow.
All event staff and volunteers will carry face coverings at all times, and will wear them when in close-quarters with others, such as tents, vehicles, or indoors. Staff and volunteers are not required to wear masks while outdoors & socially distanced.
Attendees are no longer required to wear facial coverings. If you’re unvaccinated or wish to wear one for your own comfort, you’re welcome to do so and we’ll have extras for you at registration and the finish line.
Protective Barriers
Plastic or vinyl shields will act as a barrier between attendees and staff or volunteers at key interaction areas.
Staff will regularly clean and sanitize customer touch-points throughout the day, particularly in high traffic areas, at restrooms, tables, handles, and more
Hand Sanitizer
Clean up nice with Every Man Jack Hand Sanitizer. This will be available for use throughout the event, included throughout the Festival, at water stations, at select obstacles and in and around portable toilets.

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We’ve removed cash collection from parking and bag drop (now included when you purchase your ticket for an $11 flat fee). We highly encourage attendees to bring credit or debit cards instead of cash for food truck, beer and merchandise purchases at the event.
• Hydration stations are being reformatted for a hands-free experience.
• Rinse stations will allow for greater distancing, and changing tents will have open sides to allow for increased ventilation.
• Gear Check will be in an enclosed, secured outdoor area without overhead covering to promote ventilation. Attendees should plan to bring their personal items in a waterproof bag.