What is Alpha Testing?

By TMHQ | August 15, 2018


As we look to 2019, TMHQ is going back to it's roots and putting obstacle innovation at the heart of everything.

Earlier this month we launched the Obstacle Design Competition 2018 to help us better understand what YOU want and with this in mind we're bringing Alpha Testing to the last few events of 2018.

Wondering what the hell Alpha Testing is? We're here to answer all of your questions.


What is an Alpha Test?

Obstacle innovation season is now in full swing at TMHQ. With designs on the office wall and Mudders sending in their weird and wonderful creations it's time to start making dreams a reality.

The best way to test obstacles, or parts of obstacles is by getting them made IRL and out on course so Mudders can try them out and let us know what they think.

These obstacles, or aspects of obstacles will then be changed, updated or ditched completely based on how they perform.


Will there be more Alpha Tests in 2018?

Yes. Over the last few events of 2018 you can expect to see Alpha Tests on course in the UK, Germany and the US, these may be complete obstacles or just aspects of an idea that have the potential to be part of something awesome. Either way we want YOUR feedback.


How can Mudders be part of the testing process?

Mudder Nation know what they want when it comes to obstacle design, so get out on course over the next few months and let us know what you think. You can give us your feedback via social media, the post event survey, your friendly Tough Mudder ambassadors or even via a member of TMHQ at an event.


Will all Alpha Tests be on course in 2019?

If Alpha Tests are successful you may see them on course next year, they may be updated or changed, part of an obstacle or as an entirely new obstacle for 2019. So if you like something, tell us. The power is in Mudder Nation's hands.

Want to get invovled with testing? There's still time to sign up for the last event of the 2018 season. Tickets for Tough Mudder Half and Tough Mudder Full London South weekend 2 are limited but still available.