Tough Mudder obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

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What is Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course consisting of mud and obstacles built to test your mental grit, camaraderie and all-around physical fitness. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a race but a team challenge – no winner, no finisher medal, no clock to race against—just an ice cold beer and a few good scrapes from a day spent outside and free from everyday bullshit.

We are for anyone who has ever followed their gut, tried to defy gravity, chosen “dare” over “truth,” taken risks, sought thrills, or is generally awesome at life. Turns out, it’s all been training. We are Tough Mudder.

The Mudder Pledge

  • We understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
  • We put teamwork and camaraderie before our course time.
  • We do not whine – kids whine.
  • We help our fellow mudders complete the course.
  • We overcome all fears.

Here Are the Facts:

FACT #1 – It’s fun. Real fun.

Bring your friends. Bring your family members. Bring that dude in your office that always shows you photos of his cat. The more the merrier. Tough Mudder is not a race, it’s a teamwork-oriented challenge that puts camaraderie over course time.

FACT #3 – Finishing feels THAT good.

“Euphoria” is one word people often use to describe finishing. “Ecstasy” is another. Participating in a team event like Tough Mudder gets people in shape and out of their routines and comfort zones.

FACT #2 – You can do it. Seriously.

With the right amount of training and preparation, you can complete a Tough Mudder. At the start line all Mudders pledge to help their fellow Mudders complete the course and leave no Mudder behind. You are no exception to that rule.

FACT #4 – It gets you pumped up.

Once you sign up for a Tough Mudder, it’s time to start training. Tough Mudder isn’t just about event day, it’s about your entire Mudder journey–from the adrenaline rush of committing to the glory of that finish line beer.



Upcoming Tough Mudder Events

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  • March 25, 2017
    Los Angeles California Tough Mudder 2017
    Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA, United States
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  • March 25, 2017
    Los Angeles California Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA, United States
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  • March 25, 2017
    California Tough Mudder America’s Toughest Mudder West 2017
    Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA, United States
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  • March 26, 2017
    Los Angeles California Tough Mudder 2017
    Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA, United States
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  • March 26, 2017
    Los Angeles California Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA, United States
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  • April 08, 2017
    Arizona Tough Mudder 2017
    Eastmark, Mesa, AZ, United States
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  • April 08, 2017
    Arizona Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Eastmark, Mesa, AZ, United States
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  • April 09, 2017
    Arizona Tough Mudder 2017
    Eastmark, Mesa, AZ, United States
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  • April 09, 2017
    Arizona Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Eastmark, Mesa, AZ, United States
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  • April 29, 2017
    Atlanta Georgia Tough Mudder 2017
    Bouckaert Farm, Fairburn, GA, United States
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  • April 29, 2017
    Atlanta Georgia Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Bouckaert Farm, Fairburn, GA, United States
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  • April 29, 2017
    Georgia Tough Mudder America’s Toughest Mudder South 2017
    Bouckaert Farm, Fairburn, GA, United States
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  • April 30, 2017
    Atlanta Georgia Tough Mudder 2017
    Bouckaert Farm, Fairburn, GA, United States
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  • April 30, 2017
    Atlanta Georgia Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Bouckaert Farm, Fairburn, GA, United States
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  • May 06, 2017
    Central Texas Tough Mudder 2017
    McMahan Ranch, Smithville, TX, United States
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  • May 06, 2017
    Central Texas Tough Mudder Half 2017
    McMahan Ranch, Smithville, TX, United States
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  • May 07, 2017
    Central Texas Tough Mudder 2017
    McMahan Ranch, Smithville, TX, United States
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  • May 07, 2017
    Central Texas Tough Mudder Half 2017
    McMahan Ranch, Smithville, TX, United States
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  • May 13, 2017
    United Kingdom Tough Mudder Europe’s Toughest Mudder 2017
    Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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  • May 20, 2017
    Philly Pennsylvania Tough Mudder 2017
    Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA, United States
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  • May 20, 2017
    Philly Pennsylvania Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA, United States
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  • May 20, 2017
    Pennsylvania Tough Mudder America’s Toughest Mudder Northeast 2017
    Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA, United States
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  • May 21, 2017
    Philly Pennsylvania Tough Mudder 2017
    Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA, United States
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  • May 21, 2017
    Philly Pennsylvania Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA, United States
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  • June 03, 2017
    Kentucky Tough Mudder 2017
    Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY, United States
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  • June 03, 2017
    Kentucky Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY, United States
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  • June 03, 2017
    Michigan Tough Mudder 2017
    Koenig Sand & Gravel, Oxford, MI, United States
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  • June 03, 2017
    Michigan Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Koenig Sand & Gravel, Oxford, MI, United States
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  • June 04, 2017
    Kentucky Tough Mudder 2017
    Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY, United States
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  • June 04, 2017
    Kentucky Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY, United States
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  • June 04, 2017
    Michigan Tough Mudder 2017
    Koenig Sand & Gravel, Oxford, MI, United States
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  • June 04, 2017
    Michigan Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Koenig Sand & Gravel, Oxford, MI, United States
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  • June 10, 2017
    Virginia Tough Mudder 2017
    The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, United States
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  • June 10, 2017
    Virginia Tough Mudder Half 2017
    The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, United States
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  • June 10, 2017
    Tahoe California Tough Mudder 2017
    Northstar, Truckee, CA, United States
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  • June 11, 2017
    Virginia Tough Mudder 2017
    The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, United States
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  • June 11, 2017
    Virginia Tough Mudder Half 2017
    The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, United States
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  • June 11, 2017
    Tahoe California Tough Mudder 2017
    Northstar, Truckee, CA, United States
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  • June 17, 2017
    Whistler Canada Tough Mudder 2017
    Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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  • June 17, 2017
    Whistler Canada Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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  • June 17, 2017
    Whistler Canada Tough Mudder Canada’s Toughest Mudder 2017
    Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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  • June 18, 2017
    Whistler Canada Tough Mudder 2017
    Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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  • June 18, 2017
    Whistler Canada Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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  • June 24, 2017
    New England Tough Mudder 2017
    Mt. Snow, West Dover, VT, United States
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  • June 25, 2017
    New England Tough Mudder 2017
    Mt. Snow, West Dover, VT, United States
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  • July 15, 2017
    Twin Cities Minnesota Tough Mudder 2017
    Wild Wings of Oneka, Hugo, MN, United States
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  • July 15, 2017
    Twin Cities Minnesota Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Wild Wings of Oneka, Hugo, MN, United States
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  • July 15, 2017
    Colorado Tough Mudder 2017
    Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, United States
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  • July 15, 2017
    Colorado Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, United States
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  • July 16, 2017
    Twin Cities Minnesota Tough Mudder 2017
    Wild Wings of Oneka, Hugo, MN, United States
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  • July 16, 2017
    Twin Cities Minnesota Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Wild Wings of Oneka, Hugo, MN, United States
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  • July 16, 2017
    Colorado Tough Mudder 2017
    Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, United States
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  • July 16, 2017
    Colorado Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, United States
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  • July 22, 2017
    Long Island New York Tough Mudder 2017
    Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY, United States
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  • July 23, 2017
    Long Island New York Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY, United States
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  • August 05, 2017
    Western New York Tough Mudder 2017
    Kissing Bridge Ski Area, Glenwood, NY, United States
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  • August 05, 2017
    Western New York Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Kissing Bridge Ski Area, Glenwood, NY, United States
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  • August 06, 2017
    Western New York Tough Mudder 2017
    Kissing Bridge Ski Area, Glenwood, NY, United States
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  • August 06, 2017
    Western New York Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Kissing Bridge Ski Area, Glenwood, NY, United States
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  • August 19, 2017
    Toronto Canada Tough Mudder 2017
    Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, Coldwater, ontario, Canada
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  • August 19, 2017
    Toronto Canada Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, Coldwater, ontario, Canada
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  • August 19, 2017
    Northeast New Hampshire Tough Mudder 2017
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, United States
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  • August 19, 2017
    Northeast New Hampshire Tough Mudder Half 2017
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, United States
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  • August 20, 2017
    Toronto Canada Tough Mudder 2017
    Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, Coldwater, ontario, Canada
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  • August 20, 2017
    Toronto Canada Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, Coldwater, ontario, Canada
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  • August 20, 2017
    Northeast New Hampshire Tough Mudder 2017
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, United States
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    Northeast New Hampshire Tough Mudder Half 2017
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, United States
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  • August 26, 2017
    Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder 2017
    Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, United States
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  • August 26, 2017
    Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, United States
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  • August 26, 2017
    Illinois Tough Mudder America’s Toughest Mudder Midwest 2017
    Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, United States
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  • August 27, 2017
    Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder 2017
    Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, United States
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  • August 27, 2017
    Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, United States
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  • September 09, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Tough Mudder 2017
    Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA, United States
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  • September 09, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA, United States
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  • September 09, 2017
    Wisconsin Tough Mudder 2017
    Road America, Plymouth, WI, United States
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  • September 09, 2017
    Wisconsin Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Road America, Plymouth, WI, United States
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  • September 10, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Tough Mudder 2017
    Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA, United States
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    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA, United States
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  • September 10, 2017
    Wisconsin Tough Mudder 2017
    Road America, Plymouth, WI, United States
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  • September 10, 2017
    Wisconsin Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Road America, Plymouth, WI, United States
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  • September 16, 2017
    Seattle Washington Tough Mudder 2017
    Palmer Coking Coal Company, Black Diamond, WA, United States
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  • September 16, 2017
    Seattle Washington Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Palmer Coking Coal Company, Black Diamond, WA, United States
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  • September 17, 2017
    Seattle Washington Tough Mudder 2017
    Palmer Coking Coal Company, Black Diamond, WA, United States
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  • September 17, 2017
    Seattle Washington Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Palmer Coking Coal Company, Black Diamond, WA, United States
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  • October 07, 2017
    Tri-State New Jersey Tough Mudder 2017
    Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ, United States
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  • October 07, 2017
    Tri-State New Jersey Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ, United States
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  • October 08, 2017
    Tri-State New Jersey Tough Mudder 2017
    Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ, United States
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  • October 08, 2017
    Tri-State New Jersey Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ, United States
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  • October 14, 2017
    Missouri Tough Mudder 2017
    Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, United States
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  • October 14, 2017
    Missouri Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, United States
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  • October 15, 2017
    Missouri Tough Mudder 2017
    Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, United States
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  • October 15, 2017
    Missouri Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, United States
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  • October 28, 2017
    Central Florida Tough Mudder 2017
    Clear Springs Ranch, Bartow, FL, United States
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  • October 28, 2017
    Central Florida Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Clear Springs Ranch, Bartow, FL, United States
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  • October 29, 2017
    Central Florida Tough Mudder 2017
    Clear Springs Ranch, Bartow, FL, United States
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  • October 29, 2017
    Central Florida Tough Mudder Half 2017
    Clear Springs Ranch, Bartow, FL, United States
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Tough Mudder Reviews

Average rating: 3.89 / 5 from 28 reviews.

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Jun 23, 2015 by Chris of Tough Mothers team

This is the a poorly managed, over priced, and over hyped race. The course was set around a parking lot and horse stables in Virginia. We had a start time of 9am on Sunday and were corralled until 9:40am. It was a heat advisory day and we went by water misting stations that were not equipped with water. The bag check fee of $10 is ridiculous. At the end we were told that they were out of size medium shirts and the shirts themselves were really cheap and ugly. They used to give Under Armor shirts and have Under ARmor as their sponsor. For $165 a ticket - this race is not worth it!!!! I complained to the company and they said that they put less money in the shirts and more money in the course. Really lame. Not much money was put into the course from what I saw. The obstacles were not as depicted in the videos. /


UK Midlands TM....GREAT

Jun 03, 2015 by Nick

Very well organised as usual for UK Tough Mudder events, this is the 2nd for me and found it very interesting having to deal with new obstacles which keeps it fresh. Cant fault the Tough Mudder UK event teams, parking, medical facilities, course, marshalls were all excellent.


Florida Nov Mudder

Nov 19, 2014 by Team Blacksheep

This was my first Mudder. It was a good time. The Tough Mudder HQ was very informative with updates, emails, text messages. I felt I always knew what was going on! The parking was pretty bad - mother natures fault! The venue was good, well marked and laid out well. They had a warm up area and a wall you had to climb to make it to the start line! No time available becuase its all about team work and finishing! The others on the course were awesome and a lot of help! The atmosphere was very inspiriing with wounded vets taking part. The obstacles were far apart (but reading about the venue prior to, I knew they would be, its an athletic event) The staff..... AWESOME!!!! Very supportive and encouraging! The after party was great, got the famous head band and a t-shirt. The only thing I would change would be the beer given right after you cross. Plus I wont do a Sunday 2nd day race. Need that first day course! Makes for a better rest day prior to work! Overall a 4, and a very very good time! Thank you TMHQ!!! See you next year! and hopefully at the WTM!!


Epic failure

Aug 19, 2014 by A Way-Nee

First and last Tough Mudder experience. Organizers of this event must be trying to bankrupt the company. Abysmal organization of registration, transportation, bag drop, communication. Delays of >1.5 hours due to organization failure. Spectators get nothing for their fees. Massive cash grab with very little value for participants or spectators. No timing, no food at the end, no awards, what do the excessive fees cover?? Rain all day added to the mud, and no one can complain about what cannot be controlled, but the cutting of corners in planning and preparation will cost the TM loss of repeat participants. Seriously you need to find another challenge course than TM. Would not recommend to others unless you enjoy waiting hours to throw cash into a mud pit.


Mudder a HUGE disappointment

Aug 17, 2014 by Chris M

The race itself was a great challenge with fun obstacles, but the organization of the event was the worst of all running, biking, obstacle, and triathlon races I have ever attended. $10 to check bag, $15 to park, $125 to register and you are not even given a bottle of water after the 3+ hour event! For spectators who had to pay a hefty fee, this year's event offered poor walking trails, no use of the chair lift, and an opportunity to only see races for 4 of the 15+ obstacles. Finally, this event was very unsafe while on the hill - the path was marked with metal bars sticking out of the ground which racers had to dodge while running down a rain-soaked mud-covered ski hill...talk about liability waiting to happen. Would I attend again, well the race was fun, but it seemed like money-grabbing for very little in return + the pre- and post-race was not athlete-friendly at all, so I probably won't attend a Tough Mudder run event again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Perhaps try an obstacle race organized by a different group.


A time of discovering more than self

Aug 14, 2014 by Lynda Searcy
Event Name: 2014 Tuff Mudder Portland 

Our son invited us to Tuff Mudder in Seattle last year. It was amazing I thought it couldn't get any better then we went to Tuff Mudder Portland this past weekend. Our two grandsons participated with their dad and the other "Mudder What" team members for the first time. It was amazing to watch the team work, compassion and commitment every participant showed. These events bring the best out in everyone who participates and comes as a spectator. It is a time of realizing there is more in life than yourself, that working together we can achieve so much more. The support for our wounded warriors is the most noble of causes. If were not for our military men, women, and their families we would not know the freedom we have today. I look forward to Tuff Mudder Seattle next month.


1st time Mudder

Apr 10, 2014 by Omar

First time and I loved every second of it! The teamwork of fellow Mudders makes this just an awesome event. Already signed up for next year! =D


TM LA 2014 (Can I have more hills with my hills please?)

Apr 01, 2014 by Lyra

I participated at the 2014 Los Angeles Tough Mudder. On Saturday I was a full day volunteer and on Sunday I ran Tough Mudder. As a volunteer, I registered to volunteer on the course for a full day.Getting set up int he morning was easy and everyone of the staff that I encountered was helpful in answering any questions/ concerns I had. They provide a light breakfast & light lunch with plenty of water. Of course if you require more food, bring snacks/more food. I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Warrior Carry section of the course. This was an amazing experience in itself. Having done a near handful of tough mudders in the past, being able to participate from a different perspective was truly inspiring and motivating. While at my Station, I notified participants what they needed to do (partner / team up & carry a fellow mudder 100 yards to where they will switch and carry for another 100 meters). Some participants required help getting their buddy on top. Some didn't even have partners but I offered to be the partner they carry for 100 yards (surprised that all that I've offered, accepted). I cheered everyone on,+ motivated them to do their best, told them they are amazing and they should be proud of getting this far, and that they can do it! The struggled smiles, high fives, and thank yous from the participants were added bonuses to volunteering. This was the best part of volunteering. Near the end of my shift a sweep rover came by and picked me up from the station and dropped me off right where I checked in for volunteering. That was where I checked out from my shift. I received my discount code for a future Tough Mudder event, volunteer merch code, swag sticker and wristband.

The next day I went back to Glen Helen Raceway to participate in Tough Mudder as a runner. I paid for general parking onsite which was close to the venue (less than half a mile). Checking-in was smooth and fast. Pinned my bib, wristbands on and ready to go. There was a pre-start area where the MC gets you pumped up before getting to the official Start zone area. The course itself started out flat with quite a bit of mud, trenches to skip over, and eventually the infamous Arctic Enema followed by Walk the Plank (which had quite a long wait line). A new obstacle that also involves spectators is called "Family Feud" where they can attempt to knock participants off balance beams and into cold water beneath them using large balls attached to strings which swing back and forth. It was really cute seeing small children interact with us and try to knock someone off the beam. The flat course at the beginning did not last long. What made this course challenging was the mass amount of rolling hills (err mountain side) with obstacles in between. The staff, volunteers, and medical team were great, motivating and encouraging as usual. Fellow mudders were great and supportive; my hand slipped from the top of the Berlin Wall and they were there arms out holding me from completely falling on my back as I had a firm grip on one of the side support beams. There is a new feature of Tough Mudder now called Mudder Legion. Near the end of the course is a new section called "Legionnaires Loop" where returning Tough Mudder participants (2 TMs and up) can earn an additional headband. That headband color is based on the amount of Tough Mudders that person previously participated. At this particular event, the Legionaires Loop consisted of new obstacles (I'll leave those as a surprise). Once you complete the loop you can opt out or opt in the the electro shock therapy. At the end you receive your orange headband, snacks, beer and wrist band to trade for your finisher's shirt at a separate location. I received my new legion headbands after receiving my orange headband but a fellow mudder who had his legion headbands already told me you can collect the headbands for the amount of Tough Mudders you've already completed but not the one you are currently earning. I didn't eat at the venue but there were a handful of choices to choose from and lots of merchandise at the merch tent. Certainly a fun and challenging course that I am looking forward to doing again!


Shuttle Obstacle

Jan 10, 2014 by Ken Herzog

The course itself overall was good run, running 2012 I was worried about the obstacles being the same and a repeat course and surprisingly was not with new obstacles which was nice. The only obstacle there was a little disappointment in was the boa constrictor which was just tubes down into a mud pit. Cage crawl was a great new obstacle and was one of my favorites as well as the spider wall. Mystery obstacles were fun and exciting to come upon and the muck in the lake was insane. Any mud you have to literally crawl through because it pulls you in and is impossible to walk through is a great obstacle especially when its 50 yards long.

The problem came with the shuttle service. 2012 there was no wait and was very well organized shuttle service. 2013 a complete opposite, I am not sure if it was due to an unexpected amount of people due to the popularity of OCR, but we arrived an hour before our start time at 9:45 and due to the wait we did not get to the actual venue until 12:15. Upon arriving we hear over the speaker that the last wave of the day was about to take place at 12:30p What happens if we miss? You're out of luck. The coarse was cut short due to time and it gets dark very fast in temecula. We were trying to be positive about the whole thing as they did not cut any obstacles and it was only a 2 mile cut. In lieu of the 2 miles they sent us through the muck of the lake obstacle which was one of the best hands down. More problems arose when we finished and we tried to celebrate but they quickly ushered us off and they doused all the fires and cut all the heaters off in attempt to get us out of the venue quickly. As anyone who has run an OCR at the end you're usually shivering and chattering, TM especially. All of this stemmed from 2-3 hour wait in the beginning which there was no thought, apology or anything for. The shuttle system on the way back was just as bad if not worse. We managed to put 10 people in my wife's car as it was so late she was able to just drive right up to the premium preferred parking, unfortunately a few of our members were stuck waiting for the shuttle, for 3 hours. The whole transportation system was bad enough that some of our members said they wouldn't do it again.

The whole experience minus that was a great one. Volunteers were motivating and encouraging and the obstacles were great. Other racers and all, if it weren't for that shuttle service. The very first heats from what I gathered had no issues it was just the main heats that they were not ready for the amount of people.

I am hoping that the situation is fixed in 2014. If I take a team thru I will go back otherwise I have probably seen my last TM.

3 stars because of the scope of things that the shuttle and transportation had affected and how they poorly handled the situation, before and after the race. If it had not been for that this review would easily be a 4-5 star.


Earned My Headband

Jan 07, 2014 by Rebecca Crump

I'm going to start this with a little background info... This was my fourth attempt at the headband. I had to withdraw prior to my first because of a bum knee and then my next two were cancelled because of weather. So, getting to a Tough Mudder that wasn't cancelled was almost equivalent to prom to me. Yes, I was excited and yes it was everything I had hoped for. I will also say that the day we ran we did no do it competitively, we chose to go party mode instead (beers in rucksacks).

I arrived to the event area and saw people in costumes, people running around hyped up from just finishing their run. There were a million tents with razors, deodorant, people yelling things, music playing, registration, etc. It was the largest OCR I've ever been to, but everything was flowing as it should. They had offered registration the night before in town, so we were able to go straight to the starting line (not sure if they've done that before but it was a great thing!).
Sean pumped the group up no way I've ever seen. He had everyone ready to go and away we went.

The obstacles were amazing. While they weren't all the brute strength obstacles, they challenged fears. Fears of height, water, electricity, etc. They made you work together. We not only worked with our team, but we worked with other teams. That was one of the greatest things about Tough Mudder. We were all one team out there. I haven't seen that at any other OCR. There was always someone to lend a hand, drink or encouraging word. We ran part of the course, walked part of it, drank our beer and shared it with others. There were water stations and porta-potties along the way, as well as a ton of areas for spectators. There was also a bonus obstacle...a tire flip for Hurricane Sandy. Each flip earned money that would be donated towards Hurricane Sandy victims.

Overall, this event was run very well, the obstacles are fun and challenging and the location was great. I'll definitely do it again!


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 3.9 5.0 28 28 The course was great (much better than last years spot). The obstacles were pretty good and the lines weren't that bad. Appreciated that they closed some roads to allow traffic and
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