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Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.

As Tough Mudder comes up on our 10 year anniversary, we’re reflecting on our origins and the values that started it all.

Before the seeds for Tough Mudder were planted, it started with an idea. The company’s founder was mid-triathlon and found himself in a tricky position when a zipper jammed. Despite repeated asks for help, no other participant would stop, solely focused on their own achievement. That experience sparked an idea that grew into the teamwork-focused challenges we love today. 

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Ahh Arctic Enema, a unbelievably shocking thing for Mudders to experience, but incredibly high in entertainment value for spectators! (Matched only by, well, actually shocking people in Electroshock Therapy!)

Need a good laugh? Sit back, turn up the volume, and check out these truly epic reactions to the freezing force of Artic Enema. 

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Is your mini me ready to join Mudder Nation? Sign up your kids for their own version of the course you crush with Mini Mudder, an obstacle course mud run comprised of 1/4 mile laps designed specifically for adventure-seeking kids. The course gives kids the chance to work as a team and get muddy through 10+ obstacles including a mini Everest, mini Mud Mile, and the Secret Agent Squeeze. At the end of the course, Mini Mudders will receive a blue headband.

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From parking and bag drop to Tougher Mudder and First Mud, an add on is any extra product you may want to buy after you have purchased your Tough Mudder participant ticket and they're pretty damn important.

HOW TO BUY TICKET ADD-ONS IN ACTIVE

1. Login to your Active.com account.

2. Click on “My Events” under the drop-down of your name in the top right corner.

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Happy Autumn, Mudders!

The air is starting to get a little crisper, the leaves a little more colorful, and the obstacle course races a little muddier.

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You ask, we answer! Here's Everything you need to know about your Tough Mudder start time.

Will start times be enforced?

Yes, you will need to run at the time you have been given. Your start time will be sent approximately 10 days before the event day. No need to bring proof – your start time will be linked to your ticket, so make sure to bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket and your photo ID.

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We received so many crazy obstacles ideas in this year's Obstacle Design Competition that we needed to give our judges extra time to consider all the different submissions. So while they are deliberating, we thought we would check out the 10 wildest entries we received this year:

 

Forward Progress - Jeremy Kaufmann

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Last year TMHQ made a commitment to putting obstacle innovation back at the heart of everything we do, that means talking about out-of-the-box obstacles ideas, on-course upgrades, and mid-year surprises all year round.

The big brains have been drawing on the walls again but there's only one way to truly find out if an obstacle can work IRL and that's alpha testing.

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1. You can enter as many different obstacle designs as you like whilst the submissions period is open.

2. For a submission to be considered, it must consist of both an image of the design and a brief description of how the obstacle works.

3.  Submissions will be accepted until 23:59 on 30 August (EST).

4.  Submissions are open to anyone age 18+ globally, excluding employees of Tough Mudder or their relatives.

5. The winner will be chosen by a panel of experts at TMHQ. The judges’ decision is final.

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Q:  How does it work?

A:  Toughest Mudder is simple - we set up a 5-mile course with up to 20 of Tough Mudder’s best obstacles. You come and run through the night to see how many laps of the course you can do in 12 hours. Sounds easy, right?

 

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We have some epic news: Mudder Nation is hitting Italy for the first time ever this year. Say hello to world-class obstacles in the land of sun, culture, style and also...good pizza!

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repare yourself for the newest (AND CUTEST) addition to select Tough Mudder events in 2019, thanks to our official pet retail partner CHEWY.

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The journey to the Holy Grail is the ultimate Tough Mudder challenge, with participants taking on Tougher, Toughest and World’s Toughest Mudder in just one year. For anyone, this is an incredible achievement but there is one member of the community that we feel deserves special recognition.

 

CHARLIE'S HOLY GRAIL STORY

 

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Mudder Nation lost one of its own last week with the tragic passing of Jeremy Richman, a Legionnaire and a founder of the Avielle Foundation.

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We couldn’t be more psyched for the start of the 2019 Tough Mudder season, kicking off in Los Angeles on April 6th and 7th.

Check out all the details on what to expect on site from Tough Mudder in 2019, follow along all weekend on our Tough Mudder social channels, and keep reading below for all the opening weekend, LA-specific goods in store for you:

The Event

 

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