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.
Step 1. Team Size
Once you’ve recruited one mate, you’ve got a team. And there’s no cap on how many people you can have it your team. But don’t fret if you only have a few or even on your own – you’ll find an army of teammates on course at any TM event. There is no perfect team size. So, consider it a challenge! The bigger, the better!
Step 2. Team Name
Get creative... Every year we see “Tough Mothers” and “Brothers in Mud” but we know you can do better than that.
Take inspiration from some of our all-time faves:
What is WTM?
World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) is a 24-hour around-the-clock version of Tough Mudder. Whereas regular Tough Mudder is “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” WTM (or “World’s Toughest” as it’s colloquially called) lays legitimate claim to actually being THE toughest event on the planet. WTM this year will be held November 15-16 at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Yes, we said “Vegas.”)
Prior to a Tough Mudder, Mudders are faced with a plethora of mind-boggling gear dilemmas. Glasses or contacts? T-shirt and shorts or compression gear? The Pippi Longstocking leggings or the ass-less chaps?
Everyone’s preferences are different, and we respect that. However, there are three things in particular that you better not so much as dream about bringing to our course on event day, and it’s about time we remind you of them.
When you think of running a Tough Mudder, do the words "yea, right" come to mind? If so, you're far from alone. We are always shocked to discover just how many Tough Mudder finishers thought they wouldn't be able to finish a Tough Mudder before signing up. The takeaway here? We're all stronger and more capable of accomplishing lofty goals than we think. And to help prove that, we've gone ahead and crafted a list of the top five myths about completing a Tough Mudder.
Nothing beats the feeling you get crossing the finish line for a cause you care about. You’re bettering the lives of others, and in the process, pushing yourself to levels of mental strength you never knew possible. Running for charity can bring some sweet personal benefits, and it’s about time you knew about them.
Ready to knock 2017 out of the park? Here are 5 reasons to run for charity.
Put the YOU in Volunteers
The 2017 season kicks off next month when we head to New Orleans & Los Angeles and we want YOU. With Tough Mudder taking over the globe there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect volunteer role.
What do you get? Along with the awesome feeling of volunteering, you’ll also receive a discount to run a Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half of up to 90% off. So you have no reason not make your trip into a whole weekend of muddy fun.
Any seasoned Mudder will tell you that helping others is a priority - it’s in the pledge, and it’s in their blood. That’s why so many people who lined up at the start line of a Tough Mudder event in 2016 were there to raise money for charity. We love hearing the inspirational stories of our fundraisers, and we know you do too. So, we caught up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a member of the official Tough Mudder Charity Family, to hear about some of their amazing fundraisers who braved the mud in 2016.
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When asked to describe what Tough Mudder means to her, 40-year-old Tiffany Aab of Poway, California needs only one word: inspiring. “Out there in the desert, the human spirit is alive,” says Aab. “So many people overcoming personal obstacles, or running for friends who passed away. It is hard not to push on when you’re surrounded by others who inspire you.” Except here Aab may have forgotten to look at herself.