With World’s Toughest Mudder less than 1 month away, Mudder Nation is buzzin’ with bets on which top female athlete will complete 100 miles, and which National Relay Team will win the 1st place $10,000 prize purse. Want in the action but not ready to sign up for 24 hours of competition, sweat, mud, and tears? Volunteer. Here’re 10 reasons to volunteer with the MVP team at World’s this year.
1. You’ll Meet The Probably Toughest Athletes On The Planet.
You’ll get to meet the Mudder’s that have TMHQ asking, “are they even human?” as they take on a 24-hour showdown of grit, stamina, and toughness. You’ll even see them multiple times as they cruise to a cool 100 miles or more. Study up on the top 5 female and top 5 male athletes going into WTM 2017 if you want to be a true OCR guru on November 11th & 12th.
2. The Swag.
Along with the awesome feeling of volunteering, and discount to run a 2018 Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half of up to 90% off (free if you volunteer overnight). You get some sweet WTM only swag to wear proudly throughout the year. That’s right, we’re talking beanies. And patches. Thank us later.
3. The View.
And by the view we mean you'll get to know what it feels like to be an astronaut since you are volunteering on what looks like the surface of Mars. Seriously. Lake Las Vegas is an ideal venue for the 2017 World’s Toughest Mudder with its several hundred acres of rolling Mars-like (okay, desert) landscape and massive freshwater lake. Pushing it? Maybe.
4. Vegas, Baby. (For The Last Time).
That’s right. We'll be back to beautiful Lake Las Vegas in 2017. Just 30 minutes away from the Strip (and within view of it) and Vegas's McCarran Airport, Lake Las Vegas, one of Tough Mudder's most storied venues, will host WTM 2017. Chosen for its several hundred acres of desert landscape ideal for housing gauntlets of obstacles and its natural freshwater lake integral to the WTM course design, the drastic day/night desert temperature swing serves as a mind-numbing obstacle no training can prepare you for. But it’s the last time we will be hosting WTM in Las Vegas - don’t miss your last chance to be an MVP in this legendary venue. Cue rumour mill on new venue.
5. 24 Hours Really Means 24 Hours.
You know the drill, World’s Toughest Mudder is the most extreme, insane, imposing, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping 24-hour obstacle course challenge on the planet. And 24 hours of course means 24 hours of volunteering shifts. So, If you're allergic to the sun, but always wanted to volunteer, you can volunteer at night. You’re welcome.
6. Meet The Legendary Volunteers.
Not only will you see the toughest athletes in the world, you'll meet many Tough Mudder legends like Coach, 24 hour volunteers Sombrero Mike and the Florida sisters. If you’re not fan-girling, you’re not human.
7. You’ll Learn Who Would Want To Put Themselves Through This.
Whether their goal is 25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles or they’re looking to dethrone the reigning WTM champion, this event is designed to push athletes further beyond their mental and physical limits than they’ve ever dreamed. Volunteering at WTM allows you to experience the highest highs and the lowest lows the athletes go through (not to mention the temperature changes in the desert.) You’ll be there to lift up their spirits when they are down. Those muddy hugs are life changers.
8.You’ll Get A Sneak Preview of 2018 Obstacles.
In addition to getting to see never before seen WTM-only obstacles like Double Rainbow and The Cliff, you’ll get a sneak preview of some of the obstacles that will be rolled out in 2018. This is like a front-row seat at the Grammy’s. But better.
9. Volunteering Isn’t One-Sized-Fits-All.
We have something for everyone who wants to volunteer, from setting up the event site, being the first to greet thousands of Mudders, cheering them on as they are challenged through a series of obstacles, putting those hard-earned headbands on or joining our industry leading medical team. And fear not, whatever you do as a Mudder MVP, you’ll be at the heart of it all, creating life-changing experiences for everyone – including yourself.
10. TMHQ Will Be Right There With You
50% of Volunteer HQ will be traveling from their Brooklyn base to join you in the desert. When the sun goes down, the party heats up and you can join Luke, Claire, and the rest of TMHQ on the night shift.
So there you have it, 10 reasons to come join 'Probably the Toughest Volunteers on the Planet'? Massive discounts, swag you can't get anywhere else, and Luke and Claire from Volunteer HQ.