Dear Mudder Nation,
Here at TMHQ we are all about innovation and after the great feedback we received following the 2017 season, we wanted to use this forum to address our exciting new announcement. The Repeat Offender Program.
As our event format list has grown we’ve realised that so should your ability to achieve more reward and recognition. Because if you’re taking on more challenges, pushing yourself again, and living outside your comfort zone, you deserve to be rewarded. And sometimes a #HeadBandMonday post on Instagram just doesn’t cut it. That’s where The Repeat Offender Program comes in.
What is a Repeat Offender?
For those in the know, taking part in any of our Race Series event formats starts you on a Quest for The Holy Grail. That is if you complete at least one of each: Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder in one year you’re recognised and rewarded. *Insert applause here*.
And starting in 2018, a similar system will exist for our 5K, Half and Full lovin’ Mudders. How does it work? It’s simple. Complete either two or three different Challenge Series event formats at some point during a two-year span, and earn either 2x or 3x Repeat Offender status. That’s it.
How Does This Tie Into Mudder Legion?
Every Repeat Offender is not a Legionnaire. A Legionnaire has completed at least one Tough Mudder Full, while a Repeat Offender has completed either 2 or 3 different Challenge Series event formats (Tough Mudder 5K, Tough Mudder Half, and Tough Mudder Full) within two seasons.
Scenarios in which you ACHIEVE Repeat Offender Status:
-If you completed either a 5k, Half or Full in 2017 and you come back to complete the missing pieces in 2018
-If you’re running your first event in 2018 and you complete a 5K, Half or a Full, and then come back in 2019 and complete the missing pieces
-If you complete 2+ different Challenge Series event formats 2018
Scenarios in which you DO NOT ACHIEVE Repeat Offender Status:
-If you completed a Half and a Full in 2017. You still need to come back in 2018 and complete an event.
-If you achieve RO status in 2018 before the season is over and you complete an additional 5K, Half and Full. Congrats, you rock. But you can only claim one RO reward per season. Come back in 2019 and one of those additional events can count towards your rewards in 2019.
-If you complete either multiple 5k, Half, or Full events (Legionnaire). You need to complete at least one of each.
What Does This Mean For You, Legionnaires?
For you Legionnaires who are worried about changes, the things you love about Tough Mudder, our courses, and our community will not be changed. We know this may not be for every Legionnaire (some of you love the 10+ mile course too much to do a 5-miler or 3-miler, we get it and we don’t blame you). Rest assured, Legionnaires, we aren’t taking anything away from you. Rather, Repeat Offender is an incremental reward/recognition program to encourage other Mudders to build up to a Tough Mudder Full. If you don’t want to miss out on some free Tough Mudder swag, then tack on a Tough Mudder Half or Tough Mudder 5K to your Tough Mudder calendar. And while you’re at it, encourage your hesitant friends or family to run the Half or 5K with you, ‘cause maybe they’ll be inspired to run the Tough Mudder Full with you, too. Great way to bring new members into Mudder Nation, don’t you think? We do.
But, if you’re looking for more of a rush rather than our Challenge Series, then head straight for the Race Series and begin on your Quest for the Holy Grail.
Slow Down...What Are All These Titles And Programs?
Legionnaires: Anyone who has completed at least one Tough Mudder Full. For those of you who want to keep crushing 10 mile courses, we would never want to pull you away from the mud. Keep on keepin’ on; we got your back with epic Legionnaire obstacles and other perks.
Repeat Offender: Complete 2+ different Challenge Series event formats (Tough Mudder 5K, Tough Mudder Half or Tough Mudder Full) over two seasons. Our goal is to reward those Mudders who need a little extra somethin’ to get them going and moving up the muddy ranks. We’re giving you two seasons because we don’t leave any Mudders behind, and we know it might be hard for some of you to travel across the country and complete multiple events in a year. But for those of you who can “lookin’ at you, New York Mudders, Southern California Mudders, Texas Mudders, etc), we expect to see you back on the courses all over your region.
Holy Grail: Complete at least one Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder in one season. Is a Tough Mudder Full like a walk in the park for you? Then game on. Take on our most challenging series and earn Mudder glory.
What Does A Repeat Offender Get?
Simple answer: more free stuff. A 2x Repeat Offender will earn an exclusive 2x Repeat Offender headband and a 3x Repeat Offender will earn a 3x exclusive headband and a kettlebell collectable - to remind you of your epic achievement (on top of your finisher t-shirt and finisher headband, of course).
Where Do You Get Your Repeat Offender Rewards, Anyway?
When you achieve Repeat Offender status (i.e. when you cross the second finish line), you will receive the official 2x and 3x Repeat Offender headbands along with the kettlebell collectable. You can collect your swag in Mudder Village at the event where you achieve Repeat Offender status. Repeat Offender rewards will not be mailed to you, so you must collect this reward at a Tough Mudder event.
Conquer, Rinse, Repeat
Got more questions? Check out our FAQs HERE.