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.
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.”)
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.
Babacar Diop - $2,581
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.