Your Guide for Tough Mudder Event Day

By TMHQ | March 6, 2019


Whether you’re a Tough Mudder beginner tackling our 5K event or a Legionnaire working toward your 100th headband, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: preparation is the key to your event success. And since we’re always changing things up (‘cause we wouldn’t want you to get comfortable, now would we?) there’s always something new on course and on site to know about. That’s why we’ve pulled together this handy guide to Tough Mudder 2019 event prep. Yeah, you’re welcome.

1. Bring the Right Stuff

From your attitude to your gear, you’ll need to bring your 'A' game to conquer Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet. So start with a little light reading:

Let’s state the obvious: You also need to be prepared physically. It’s never too early (or too late) to train for a Tough Mudder.

Get a sneak peek at our insane 2019 Obstacles

Guide to Tough Mudder Event Day


On Tough Mudder event day, after you check in and drop off your bags, make a point of stopping at our on-site Event Prep Tent before you hit the loading zone.

Tape Up with our Official Brace and Support Partner, ACE™ Brand. ACE™ Brand Kinesiology Supports provide targeted pressure. Apply pre-event and post event for support (they’re water resistant!).

Bandage Up with our Official Bandage Partner, Nexcare™ and their waterproof bandages. Don’t let cuts or scrapes get in the way of Mudder success. Nexcare™ is also hooking you up with free bandages at the Finish Line—you’ll thank us later.

About ACE™ Brand Kinesiology Supports: ACE™ Brand Kinesiology Supports provide targeted pressure and support to sore or injured elbows, knees or shoulders. They’re designed with two layers of support—a Flexible Fiber Matrix material and Pressure Pad—which together provide targeted pressure. ACE™ Brand Kinesiology Supports are easy to apply on yourself and don’t need cutting or stretching. And once they’re on your skin, the supports are breathable, move with you, and this is key, Mudders—water-resistant. Pop one on prior to your Tough Mudder run, or apply post-event for support.

ACE™ Brand makes other great products, too, like Adjustable Compression Braces, which provide adjustable compression and support to stiff, weak, injured or sore muscles and joints.

ABOUT Nexcare™: Don’t let cuts, scrapes, and blisters that can come from being active slow you down. (After all, signing up for a Tough Mudder is proof that you’re determined to live life fully.) So on event day, you’ll also want to make sure that any minor training wounds are covered and cared for—and that’s where Nexcare™ comes in. The right bandage can cover minor wounds efficiently and help keep you on course—literally—so you can get busy crushing Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.


The right fuel can help power you to be your best self when you’re training and on event day—which is why you’ll find CELSIUS, our Official Energy Drink, at every Tough Mudder course. There’s good reason to fuel up with a pre-workout, so grab a can and crack one open before you get moving with your fellow Mudders.

Tough Mudder will provide some food on course and at the finish line; you can also bring your own small snacks.


Our Official Apparel partner, Alanic, has the activewear you need to crush your Tough Mudder event in comfort. Alanic’s lightweight, breathable Hydrolite fabric will keep you cool and dry (well, at least until you get to the first water obstacle) when you’re sweating it out on the course.

Got questions? Check out our FAQs page