Tips for Tough Mudder Spectators

By TMHQ | February 13, 2017


Didn’t think Tough Mudder was a spectator sport? Think again. Attending a Tough Mudder will leave you with a lasting memory, even if you don’t get dirty in the process. Spectators are welcome to soak in the on course energy as Mudders conquer obstacles and participate in all of the on site activities available in Mudder Village.

Ready to support your team? Spectator tickets are available for purchase on event pages and on-site event weekend (prices increase on event day).

Here are a few Tough Tips to make it through event day from the other side of the ropes.

Grab a Map

As you enter Mudder Village, make sure to grab a map and keep it handy. Spectators are welcome to walk the course and watch as Mudders crush obstacles with their team.

Know Before You Go

Pick a few obstacles to meet your team at for prime photo taking opportunities. The facial expressions you’ll catch at Mud Mile, Arctic Enema, Augustus Gloop, Everest and Electroshock Therapy are ones you’ll never want to forget.

Explore Mudder Village

Grab a beer and test out Merrell’s new all-terrain kicks on the Mudderhorn.

Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half, and Mini Mudder

Running a Tough Mudder could take a team upwards of 3 hours to complete. Wear comfortable shoes (that can withstand a bit of mud), pack a few snacks, and get ready to experience something you’ve never seen before.

Toughest Mudder

Toughest Mudder is an 8 hour race through the night, from midnight to 8:00 am. You’re not just a spectator at this event, you’re officially a pit crew member. This means in addition to what you would bring to a normal Tough Mudder, you need to be ready to motivate your athlete through one of the hardest experiences of their lives. Pack appropriately for overnight conditions. Also snacks. This is your test run for the ultimate pit crew experience: World’s Toughest Mudder.    

World’s Toughest Mudder

World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24 hour course located in the desert just outside of Las Vegas. For this extreme event, you’re either a committed pit crew member, or a day-time spectator.   

Spectator: A day-time spectator at World’s Toughest Mudder doesn’t need any more preparation than a normal Tough Mudder spectator. There are plenty of options for food and drinks in the base area. World’s Toughest is a 5 mile loop, so all of the obstacles are within a reasonable distance from the base area.  

Pit Crew: As a member of the carefully selected two-person pit crew for a WTM athlete you’re responsible for a slew of things: constant motivation, fueling your runner with plenty of snacks and drinks, stretching them and keeping them warm in between laps, and really anything else they need. Remember, they are the ones running for 24 hours straight through the desert after all…