Challenges FAQs
Can you do the Challenge alone? Do you need a team?
All of the activities can be completed alone but there’ll also be the opportunity to involve some teamwork so we’d encourage people to sign up with friends for accountability .. and the more the merrier, right?
What should I wear?
You’ll need a good pair of running shoes and comfortable work-out clothes for the physical challenges.
What equipment do I need?
You’ll access the Tough Mudder Challenges platform through either a phone and/or a laptop/computer, with internet or Wi-Fi connectivity. If you have a wearable fitness tracker then we’d recommend using this to log your activity.

Most activities don’t require any equipment, those that do will be things that you’ll find around the house.
What are the activities that make up Tough Mudder Challenges and how long are they?
You’ll complete a series of activities ranging in difficulty and length. The mandatory activities will be announced before you start so you’ll have time to prepare and we expect most people to be able to complete these within the 21 days. The additional activities will be released weekly and will be less time consuming.
How do I join a team?
We’re all about teamwork and camaraderie and we’d encourage you to enter with a team. You’ll have your own profile and will record your own activities, but you’re able to complete the activities with other people in a team, if you choose. (Please remember to follow all social distancing guidelines as recommended by your local authorities)
How will I know what the activity is?
All Tough Mudder Challenges activities come with clear instructions. For each Challenge you register for, we will send you access to a dedicated page that will detail the instructions and will talk you through the activity and what proof of completion we need to see.
How many activities are there?
There are 16 activities in total broken up into four groups – 12 activities are optional, four are mandatory. You need to complete at least 10 activities over the event duration to be an official Tough Mudder Challenges finisher.

Group 1: Complete all 4 of these mandatory activities.
Group 2: Complete 2 of 4 activities. You can pick which 2 activities you’re completing.
Group 3: Complete 2 of 4 activities. You can pick which 2 activities you’re completing.
Group 4: Complete 2 of 4 activities. You can pick which 2 activities you’re completing.
Do I need a fitness tracking app?
Most fitness tracking apps and wearables sync with our Tough Mudder Challenges platform. You will have a chance to connect your wearables once you register for a Challenge. If you don’t have a fitness app or wearable, that’s OK, but we’ll need to see some proof of activity completion to be a Tough Mudder Challenge finisher. You’ll find out what you need to submit as proof at each activity.
Will my wearable fitness tracker work with the Challenge?
Most likely, yes. Just wear it like normal and sync your wearable as you would. Your phone app will then sync with our Challenges platform, showing proof of completion. View our wearables FAQ’s for help.
What proof / verification is needed?
We’ll let you know what proof is needed for each activity. This is likely to be either a picture/video or data from your wearable fitness tracker or app. Some challenges don’t need proof, so we’re relying on an honor system. You say you’ve done it, we believe you. No need to overthink it, we just want to see you out there having fun.
How are the activities verified?
Open the Challenge page, select add Activity and upload the stats and proof of completion. The proof of completion is then available for TMHQ to view and your submission will either be accepted or rejected.
Do the activities need to be done in one day?
No. Each Challenge lasts 21 days, so you’re able to pick your own path with what suits your situation. As long as all mandatory activities are completed during the time frame, then you’re all OK. Once you have completed an activity you may record it and load pictures on the Challenge page.
Do the activities need to be completed in one go?
No. We’d suggest completing the smaller activities in one go, but some of the bigger activities will need to be broken up over the duration of the Challenge (unless you’re a superhero athlete). As long as you’ve completed the required activities and shared proof of completion by the end of the Challenge, that’s OK.

For example:
Need to run 100k? – complete that over 21 days.
Climb the elevation of the Grand Canyon? – all your moving counts (when tracked), so use the full event. Got to push out 100 press-ups? – break that up over 5 days.

Is there a minimum age to register for Tough Mudder Challenges?
Tough Mudder Challenges are open to people aged 16 and over. We are working to extend the age group that can participate and also working on a kids version to roll out in the near future.
Can I use my event ticket, race pass, or season pass to register for Tough Mudder Challenges?
No. Tough Mudder Challenges are not a replacement for our live events. Any unused 2020 tickets/codes can be transferred to a 2020 or 2021 event in the region you purchased (UK or North America).
Can I use my volunteer code to register for Tough Mudder Challenges?
No. Any unused 2019 volunteer codes can be swapped for a UK or North America 2021 event. Check out the information on the Tough Mudder Volunteers Facebook page or email [email protected].
Will there be any volunteering opportunities for Tough Mudder Challenges?
We hope there will be volunteering opportunities, when government restrictions allow. Keep an eye on the Tough Mudder Volunteers Facebook page for any updates.
Is it possible to sign up for Tough Mudder Challenges after a particular Challenge has already started?
Absolutely. You may register up to 21 days after the Challenge start date. Once signed up, you will have at least 21 days to complete the Challenge before it ends.
Will my Legionnaire or event count number increase as I participate in Tough Mudder Challenges?
Tough Mudder Challenges are not events, therefore your Legionnaire status and event count will not be affected by your participation in any Challenge(s).
How do the 3 Pack Bundle and 6 Pack Bundles work?
If you purchase a Bundle you will be enrolled in the current ongoing Challenge and automatically enrolled in the upcoming Challenges (ie if you purchase a 3 pack during the July Challenge – You will be automatically enrolled in the July, August, September Tough Mudder Challenges). While this will not happen immediately, you will be automatically registered for the Tough Mudder Challenges you paid for before the Challenge start date so no additional action is required on your end.
Will there be a different headband for each challenge?
No. For the time being there is only 1 design for Tough Mudder Challenges. However, we will have unique coins (US) or pins (UK) for each Challenge.
How do I register for Tough Mudder Challenges?
Head over to our Find A Challenge page, find the Challenge you wish to sign up for and click on “Join Challenge”. This will allow you to go through the checkout process and choose which way you wish to participate
SWAG FAQs
Is there swag available?
Yes. There are different options available depending on whether you’re signing up for a Single Package or keen to take on multiple Tough Mudder Challenges and access more unique rewards.
What do I get in a Single Challenge Finisher Kit
*2020 Finisher Shirt
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*10 year anniversary headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)
What do I get in a 3 Pack Finisher Kit?
You will receive three finisher kits to celebrate the completion of each of the three Challenges

Finisher Kit #1
*2020 Finisher Shirt
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*10 year anniversary headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #2
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #3
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)
What do I get in a 6 Pack Finisher Kit?
You will receive six finisher kits to celebrate the completion of each of the three Challenges

Finisher Kit #1
*2020 Finisher Shirt
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*10 year anniversary headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #2
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #3
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #4
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Pin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #5
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)

Finisher Kit #6
*Tough Mudder Challenges Headband
*Unique Tough Mudder Challenges Coin (new one each challenge)
*Unique 6 Challenge Loyalty Coin
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When will I receive my Finisher Kit(s)?
Finisher Kit(s) will be sent out towards the end of each Challenge. If you’ve purchased a multi-Challenge bundle, you will receive 1 pack per Challenge (eg. 3 pack bundle, you will receive 3 packs, each one sent separately towards the end of each Challenge).