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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.

Living life to the fullest never looked so good.

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This piece was written in conjunction with Aflac

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1,500 competitors. 21 obstacles. A 5-mile loop of unforgiving desert terrain. Running 100 miles 24 hours.
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Watch as a father meets his son for the first time at Tough Mudder Philadelphia and get the backstory that allowed this once in a lifetime moment to unfold. 

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Here’s to all the bad ass, tough as nails, beer sippin, dog grillin, do the dirty work, ignore directions, make you laugh, embarrass you, but most of all be there for you Dads out there.

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Tough Mudder is a big deal. Over 3 million people have slapped on the warpaint since 2010. You’ve probably heard the stories…

If you haven’t, allow us to let you in on a little secret (or 5). Here’s what they never tell you about Tough Mudder.

It’s More Than Running Through Insane Obstacles

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An update on Josh's story

No one who watched the inspiring video of Josh and his father Neil taking on Everest, could deny how powerful it was. And so we're very happy to announce that the video has since been nominated for 'Best Sporting Moment of the Year' in September's competition by Laureus.

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We turned 5 reasons Mom is the Toughest Human on the Planet into small, shareable, tokens of thanks. #ToughMother 

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Secure your Tough Mudder spot in 7 steps and make the world of difference to a charity that needs your help.

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One of the oldest African proverbs states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At TMHQ, we’re a living, breathing extension of this age-old motto. As any member of Mudder Legion will tell you, teamwork is the very foundation on which Tough Mudder is built. But what is it about a team that makes Tough Mudder THAT much better?

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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:

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For 52x Tough Mudder and World's Toughest Mudder Legionnaire, former Marine, and cancer survivor Darth Vader, leg amputation surgery marks the beginning of a new chapter in the athlete’s storied career.
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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.”)

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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.

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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.

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