If you find yourself looking longingly at the photos of Tough Mudder London West but you’re just not sure if you could do it yourself then it might be time you considered Tough Mudder 5K. It’s the perfect event if you’re looking to dip a toe into the mud and see what it’s all about. Don’t believe us? Check out the top five reasons why you should run Tough Mudder 5K this year and get your ticket booked. Yep, we’re that sure we’re going to convince you.
Why Should I Run Tough Mudder 5K?
Obviously because it’s an epic mud run packed full of world-class obstacles, but we always say that. So let’s dig a little deeper, get down to the nitty gritty and find out once and for all why you should tackle Tough Mudder 5K.
1. Anyone and Everyone
We’re not being facetious but it’s just 5K (or a little over three miles). Which really means that absolutely anyone could take on this course, you can even walk it if you choose. Tough Mudder isn’t about personal bests or crossing the finish line first, it’s an experience and it takes as long as it takes. That being said if you’re not a big runner but you really want to give our obstacles a crack, well then Tough Mudder 5K is for you.
2. The Best Obstacles in the World
Okay, sorry. We know we said we wouldn’t mention world-class obstacles but we can’t help it. It’s a fact. And on the Tough Mudder 5K course you’re going to get to try the best of them. Block Ness Monster, Everest, Mud Mile; the ones you’ve heard about, the photos you’ve seen, it’s all on this course. Yes, there are less obstacles than on the Tough Mudder 15K course but that’s why Tough Mudder 5K is a great start. Once you know you can do it come back and take on the obstacles you didn’t get to try.
Plus, you won’t have to do Arctic Enema which to be honest, is a bit of a winner (unless you enjoy making faces like this…).
3. Sweet Swag
If you’re a little disappointed that you won’t be earning the iconic orange headband, don’t be. You’ll still be the proud owner of a Tough Mudder finisher t-shirt and a very fetching Tough Mudder 5K headband. And like we said, once you’ve given the shorter distance a go you can set your sights on Tough Mudder 15K and that orange headband.
Wear your tee and headband to the gym or round the local park. In fact wear it wherever you damn well like (maybe not your sister’s wedding). You’ll be joining a legion of people who overcame a challenge, pushed themselves out of their comfort zone, who earned that t-shirt and headband the tough way.
4. Tip Top Teamwork
You knew it was coming. There is no Tough Mudder without the teamwork and camaraderie that sets it apart from other events and races. To be honest, you would struggle to get over a lot of these obstacles on your own. But luckily, you never will be – even if you arrive by yourself. All Mudders know that out on course they’ll end up offering a muddy hand to a stranger at some point.
And because sections of the Tough Mudder 5K course are also on the Tough Mudder 15K course you’ll have the assistance of our legionnaires – people who have run the course multiple times and have plenty of tips and tricks to get you through.
5. Just the Beginning
Even if you’re a super fit athlete who thinks they could boss World’s Toughest Mudder, we’d still suggest starting with Tough Mudder 5K. Every Tough Mudder course has something a little different. It will introduce you to a new community and leave you with a huge smile (as well as a great t-shirt). So why not enjoy every single one?
Tough Mudder 5K is available at all of our remaining events this year, so there’s absolutely no need to wait.