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Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.

In three seasons as a TMHQ operations manager, planning and building Tough Mudder courses, Hilary May has left literal and figurative footprints on Tough Mudder courses throughout North America. Out of dozens of venues she’s masterminded into meccas of mud-coated madness, Tall Pines ATV Park, home of Tough Mudder Upstate New York, is arguably home to more Mudder memories than any other course. 

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Like the many workout myths grumbled around the gym, the kitchen can be home to many tough-to-swallow dietary diatribes. Chief among them: the effects the incredible, edible (and controversial) egg has on the body.

So to lay rest to, or at best, make sense of, this heated health issue, Tough Mudder is here to answer the top five health related questions surrounding eggs.

Let's get crackin'...

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In honor of 2 Million Mudders crossing our finish line, throughout the month of August, we'll be highlighting the personal fundraising efforts of inspiring Mudders. To learn more about running and raising for charity, visit our official 2 Million Mudders page.

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But look at any photo of Kai Madden running a recent Tough Mudder and a thousand questions probably come to mind.

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Some people commit to Tough Mudder to lose weight and gain confidence. Some run for charity or a lost loved one. Others are just looking to take their weekend warrior status to the ultimate level.

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Two weeks ago, during the great northeast snowshow, we challenged Mudders to capture their outdoor workout and upload it using #SnowMudder. We promised the winner a flight, hotel stay and entry to Tough Mudder Whistler 2015. While we got hundreds of hilarious submissions from Mudders nationwide, one Mudder boldly stood out from the rest.

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In 2014, more women took on Tough Mudder than any other year in TM  history. Inspired by their strength, commitment and ability to prove that “Mudder” knows no gender, we’re here to run down some of our most inspiring on-course photos of female Mudders this year.

Paying it Forward


A woman reaches down to help a fellow Mudder reach the summit of Pyramid Scheme at Tough Mudder SoCal.

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Heads up, Mudders. Throughout the entire mind-numbing 24 hours of World’s Toughest Mudder 2014, one of the world’s most grueling endurance races, Tough Mudder will be broadcasting live media updates right here on the Tough Mudder Blog. Updates will include standing recaps, participant interviews, obstacle highlights, prize giveaways, wild WTM-related stunts and more.

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As Tough Mudder's head course designer likes to say, jumping into Arctic Enema “is like quickly eating ice cream and getting punched in the balls at the same time.” Technically speaking, however, TM's 0-Degree Dumpster of Daze is an industrial sized dumpster filled with ice cold water and ice cubes topped with a barbed wire wooden divider that Mudders must swim under—the long way.

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After her mother passed away from breast cancer, Chelsea Campbell, only a junior in high school, was called upon to take care of her mentally and physically handicapped sister, Alexis.

In a time when nothing in life seemed secure, the support of her local firehouse was the one constant in her life. So when the time came to rally a team for Tough Mudder 2015, choosing teammates for her dream team was a no brainer.

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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Unlike many mud runs, Tough Mudder’s 10-12 mile military obstacle course isn’t a race—it’s a challenge where camaraderie triumphs over course times; cooperation over competition. And because of this, our courses have evolved into a mud-coated metaphor for overcoming obstacles, triumph over adversity and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Before running a big event like Tough Mudder, we look for ways to pump ourselves up. We might dust off our old Jock Jams album, look to mentors for words of wisdom or continuously loop the Rocky-Ivan Drago fight (spoiler alert - Rocky wins). But what if instead of looking outside of us, we started looking inside of us for confidence and self-assurance?

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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Badassery has been one of the past month’s themes here on the Tough Mudder blog. Last week, we took a look at some inspiring, badass women you’ve never heard of. The week before: real-life, everyday heroes who’ve made the world a better, more badass place.

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In 2010 at the age of 42, author and motivational speaker, Doug Grady, was in a self-described “mud-life crisis.” He was out of shape, deep in debt, drinking heavily and had an overall cynical attitude toward all things life. “Typically when men have a midlife crisis, they go buy a Porsche and find a 20-year old girlfriend,” Doug laughs. “But those things require money, and I didn’t have that.”

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