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WHAT IS TOUGH MUDDER?
Tough Mudder is a community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles, where stepping outside your comfort zone is the reward. Events featuring world-class obstacles, that range from 5K to 100 miles, create unforgettable experiences and are designed to help you accomplish something bigger than yourself.

Tough Mudder creates world-class obstacle course events and races with distances ranging from 5K to 100 Miles, packed with legendary obstacles. We provide the tools to help you reach goals and events to live out unforgettable experiences. Our mission: to grow Mudder Nation into a global community that lives courage, personal accomplishment, teamwork, and fun.
HOW LONG IS A TOUGH MUDDER?
We have different adventures to choose from featuring all different course lengths and difficulties:

Tough Mudder Kids
Mini Mudder: 1/2 mile course featuring 10 obstacles, recommended for ages 5-7
Mighty Mudder: 1 mile course featuring 15 obstacles, recommended for ages 8-12

Challenge Series:
Tough Mudder 5K: 3+ mile course featuring 13 obstacles
Tough Mudder 10K: 6+ mile course featuring 20 obstacles
Tough Mudder 15K (Classic in 2021): 9+ mile course featuring 30 obstacles (25 in 2021 events)

Endurance Series:
Tougher Mudder: Run the same 8+ mile Classic course (at all 2021 events), but timed
Tough Mudder Infinity: new multi-lap competitive endurance experience, launching on September 28, 2021. .
Toughest Mudder: 12 hours, through the night, how many miles can you run?
World’s Toughest Mudder: the most extreme, insane, imposing, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping 24-hour obstacle course challenge on the planet.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
The average finish time for a Tough Mudder 5K is 1-2 hours; for Tough Mudder 10K it’s 2.5-3 hours; for Tough Mudder 15K (Classic in 2021 events) it’s 3.5-4 hours. That said, Tough Mudder 5K, Tough Mudder 10K, and Tough Mudder 15K aren’t timed races, so your team can go at its own pace. And how long an event will take you depends on your level of fitness, your experience, and whether or not you’ve been training.
IS TOUGH MUDDER A RACE?
Tough Mudder 5K, 10K and 15K (Classic in 2021) are not races. A Tough Mudder event is a personal challenge with the goal of overcoming obstacles and completing the course. This is why we do not time people and why we try to avoid using the word “race” when describing our events.

For those Mudders interested in competition, we offer a competitive Endurance Series, consisting of Tougher Mudder (at all 2021 event weekends), Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO COMPLETE TOUGH MUDDER?
Yes, Tough Mudder 5K participants must be at least 13 years old, and Tough Mudder 10K or Tough Mudder 15K (Classic in 2021 events) participants must be at least 14 years old. Participants for the Endurance Series events must be at least 18 years old. Mini and Mighty Mudder participants must be between the ages of 5 and 12.

Any participants under the age of 18 taking part in the Tough Mudder 5K, Tough Mudder 10K or Tough Mudder 15K (Classic in 2021 events) will need to be accompanied on course by a chaperone who is 18+ years old.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION?
Yes, registrations can be transferred to a new event or a different person, in most cases for as low as $15. Please check out all of the transfer FAQ’s to see which scenario applies to you.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO A TOUGH MUDDER?
Whether you’re heading to your 1st or 101st Tough Mudder event day, use this guide to help your preparation. Read on to ensure you know exactly what you need in advance of your next muddy adventure. Find details common across all Tough Mudder events including what to bring, what to wear and how to purchase ticket add-ons.
CAN I DO TOUGH MUDDER ALONE? DO I NEED A TEAM?
You sure can. Participants can run as individuals and there will be plenty of people on course to help when needed. From the start line experience through the last obstacle you will have many new friends willing to lend you a helping hand where needed.
WHERE DO I PARK FOR MY EVENT?
Parking locations and options will vary by event. Please check the Event Info Pack (found on the event page about 3 weeks out from your event) for details on different parking options at your event. All 2021 registrations include General Parking, which is covered by the Parking and Bag Drop fee during registration. If you would like to purchase an upgrade to Premium Parking (available only at select events).
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND WATER ON COURSE AT TOUGH MUDDER?
Yes, every course will have water stations available for participants during the event. The Tough Mudder 15K (Classic in 2021 events) course will have a minimum of 5 water stations, the 10k course will have 2 to 3 water stations and the 5k course will have a minimum of 1 water station. There will also be snacks on course, typically including bananas and energy bars.
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