OCR News: Tough Mudder announced today the debut of the Tough Mudder Innovation Lab, a year-round program for members of the Tough Mudder community to submit their obstacle ideas, win prizes, and potentially get their obstacle ideas onto a Tough Mudder course.

How to submit your idea.
After you have designed your obstacle idea, The Innovation Lab is a five-step process. Here is how to get your obstacle idea onto a Tough Mudder course, direct from toughmudder.com

1. Post an image and description of your idea on Instagram, including the hashtag #tminnovationlab

2. Generate support for your concept by getting as many ‘likes’ as possible.

3. TMHQ will review the most liked concepts monthly, looking for ideas that can be feasibly constructed while delivering an incredible experience.

4. Selected concepts will be passed to beta testing, where we’ll build and test them with live participants.

5. Exemplary concepts that succeed in beta testing will have the chance to be added to the permanent Tough Mudder obstacle menu.

Prizes.
The most liked obstacle concept each month will win a free Tough Mudder entry. Concepts that move to the Beta testing stage will receive entry to World`s Toughest Mudder.

If your design is selected for permanent inclusion on Tough Mudder courses you will win a Season Pass+, with access to all Tough Mudder events including 5k, 15k, Infinity, Toughest, and WTM.

Tough Mudder has run obstacle design competitions in the past, producing obstacles such as Kong Infinity. This is the first time the program has been rolled out on an open-ended basis, and the first time the greater Tough Mudder community will have a chance to weigh in on their favorite obstacle designs.

Chris Maltbie, the Senior Director of Global Brand and Product joined World`s Toughest Podcast to discuss the new program. You can find the new episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts.

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This is “Ring-Ring-Ring”. Swing from the ring to the cargo net, then to the next ring, just out of reach, and repeat. All suspended 8’-10’ over a pool of water.
Easy for some, challenging for others.

If you would like to see this at the next toughmudder like this post!

#tminnovationlab

obstacleracingmedia spartanrace spartan40official #mud #mudrun #net #cargonet #rings #swing
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toughmudder #tminnovationlab

Here comes my suggestion for a future Tough Mudder obstacle.

Name: Over flipped

Description
The mudder has to climb up a ladder and crawl along a pipe about 20 feet long. The pipe has a diameter of 2 feet and it can freely rotate to the left and right so the mudder has to keep the balance. To have more grip there are some handlebars attached to the pipe along it’s length. Should the mudder lose the balance, he or she can shiggle along the pipe by holding on to the handlebars, even though it’s turned upside down. That would be very hard to traverse the obstacle but it’s still doable.

Should the mudder fall off, there’s a pool of water. Hopefully there’re no alligators in it like in Atmore. 😉

On the other side the exit goes over the podium.
There can be several pipes next to each other.

Finger and full body strength is necessary to complete this obstacle. But it also need a good balance.

Please like the post diligently to support me 😉.

Bitte like den Beitrag fleißig um mich zu unterstützen 😉.

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✏️ Have you seen these insane entries for our Innovation Lab design competition? Check out the hashtag #tminnovationlab to view some more 😍
🔗Check the link in bio to enter
#toughmudderuk #design #competition #obstacles
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Yayyy it`s bad drawing time again! I`m reusing super bad attempts from a few years back because I`m pretty sure they never got selected but I think they deserve a shot lol. Entry number 1 to #TMInnovationLab for toughmudder obstacle design. All details explained in my rubbish diagram, if you can read my writing lol toughmuddereurope. #dorodango #tmambassador
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Another reason for my friends to think I`m strange lol. I`m reusing super bad attempts I drew a few years back because I`m pretty sure they never got selected but I think they deserve a shot lol. Entry number 2 to #TMInnovationLab for toughmudder obstacle design. As per othernentries, all details explained in my rubbish diagram, if you can read my writing lol toughmuddereurope. #muddledmaze #tmambassador
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"Roll `N` Rope". Entry number 3 from me to #TMInnovationLab for toughmudder obstacle design. toughmuddereurope. #rollnrope #tmambassador
#toughmudderambassador #obstacledesign
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#tminnovationlab
#toughmudder
#WTM2023

Add varying strength garage door springs onto simple rig.

Potential for long spans, tough to control body momentum, and plenty of chaos.
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My entry to the toughmudder obstacle design competition. Using the pinnacle of graphic design media.... Windows Paint! 🤣 I would also add on water cannons for other Tough Mudders to shoot water at their fellow runners! #toughmudder #toughmuddereurope #obstaclecourse #bouldering #tminnovationlab ...

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My #tminnovationlab submission for a new obstacle at Tough Mudder! It`s a pretty basic picture but I`m pretty proud of myself 😂 I`m no artist, that`s for sure.

Nothing But Net - a rope swing over water into a cargo net climb and then a nice little slide as a reward 😁

#mspaint #tmambassador #toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #toughmudderuk
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#tminnovationlab
The SOS
dots and dashes to travel underneath
over mud or water.
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So Tough Mudder posted about their #tminnovationlab for a chance at designing a future obstacle... Well I was just bored enough that I thought I`d take a stab at it.

I can only apologise about the readability of the design. It`s been a good ol`time since I last did anything like this... And it shows!

To explain it in case it`s not clear:

I`d call this "Leaps and Bounds".
You start by climbing a cargo net to reach the highest section. You would need to jump onto one of the declining sloped platforms and then side hop between the two slopped platforms until you reach the end. It`s then one final leap onto a suspended cargo net before you can work yourself down to safety and back to the ground.

You would need to keep moving as soon as you commit to the first jump. If you fail to make the jump between platforms and/or the net, you`ll end up in the drink. I`m thinking the water needs to be either nice and cold, or nice and mucky to ensure you do your best to complete.

What do you think?
I know I haven`t really innovated, but thought it could be fun to test the agility.

#tminnovationlab
#toughmudder
#obstacle
#innovation
#challenge
#adventure
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"Ring My Bell" - Equally fun and terrifying, this obstacle concept requires participants to carefully plot their trajectory, take a leap of faith, bounce off of a trampoline, and ring a bell to demarcate success. Simple enough.

#tminnovationlab
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#8 --- Blockchained! Either scale a rock climbing wall, or make it thru the objects chained to the structure. Ring bell.

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"Spread `Em" - Using two solid walls, participants must use their arms/legs to straddle the gap as they shuffle forward over a pit of water.

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A new take on Funky Monkey! Wooden boards with holds on them that are hanging from chains so they move as you do. You slowly get higher above the water as you make your way sideways across them. Ending with a rope climb down to solid ground.

#toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #tmambassador #toughmudderuk #tminnovationlab
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#tminnovationlab toughmudder #next obstacle, Balls to the Balls, simply balls in cargo netting, suspended from a fram above water, 3-4 in a row, have to swing from ball to ball then swing onto a cargonet "Wall" and climb out. Relly wanna see this one. ...

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World`s Toughest Mudder 2023 ---Obstacle Proposal #2

#tminnovationlab
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Not the best drawing, but here`s another idea for the #tminnovationlab obstacle challenge.

Slanted walls with climbing holds on them for your hands and small wooden slats for your feet. Gotta traverse across the wall, then lean behind you to get to the next wall. Repeat until the end.

#toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #tmambassador #toughmudderuk
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World`s Toughest Mudder 2023- Obstacle Proposal #1
Name of Obstacle = Heavenly Ascension
#tminnovationlab
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Introducing muddy balls
My idea for #tminnovationlab
A shipping container filled with water and weighted balls that could be filled with mud or shaving cream
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Obstacle name: Fishnet Human-Hose
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Two suspended Devil`s beard nets in the air that one has to squeeze thru.
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Obstacle #7 --- Tornado!!! ---Experience the Texas tornado winds! It will blow you away and leave you shivering! 🌪

#tminnovationlab
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Name of Obstacle: Brave Men`s Road

Balancing. If athlete falls, they land on a giant foam pit (like in gymnastics tumbling centers or trapeze circus schools).

#tminnovationlab
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Obstacle: Manhood.
#tminnovationlab

Hook that 50lb wreakbag over your shoulder, use your hands to pull yourself all the way to the end of that pommel horse thingy. 😂
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Obstacle #6 --- Psychobloc: Rock climber doesn`t need to join a competition or travel to free-solo this one...

#tminnovationlab
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Introducing my second idea for #tminnovationlab obstacle at toughmudder JUST A ROPE
Participants must climb up a knoted rope over a mud pit and down the other side with out falling in
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It`s nearly GYL`s Obstacle Innovation Sundays again! #tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope ...

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The Atmore 2022 💨Wind Tunnel 💨 Simulator.

If you know, you know.

Can`t tell if I`m being serious or not with this one 🤔🤷🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️

🙈🙉🙊

At this point I think I`m trying to get all the Gnomes free entry into WTM 2024 🤣 or at least a Gnome trip to beta testing 😲

#tminnovationlab
toughmudder
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HOW IT WORKS

The Innovation Lab is your opportunity to make the best obstacle course in the world even better – one incredible obstacle idea at a time. Here’s how to jump on in:

  1. Post an image and description of your idea on Instagram, including the hashtag #tminnovationlab
  2. Generate support for your concept by getting as many ‘likes’ as possible.
  3. TMHQ will review the most liked concepts monthly, looking for ideas that can be feasibly constructed while delivering an incredible experience.
  4. Selected concepts will be passed to beta testing, where we’ll build and test them with live participants.
  5. Exemplary concepts that succeed in beta testing will have the chance to be added to the permanent Tough Mudder obstacle menu.
INNOVATION LAB FAQ
One awesome program, many awesome answers.
What Can I Win?
If it were us, we’d be more than content with excessive pride and kudos but we’ll toss in a few sweet prizes for top concepts:
· Top Voted – The concept with the most new likes within a month will receive a free Tough Mudder entry.
· Beta Tested Concepts – Concepts that are selected for beta testing will earn a free entry to World’s Toughest Mudder
· Roll-Out Concepts – Designs selected for permanent inclusion on the Tough Mudder menu will win a Season Pass Plus.
How Often Are Ideas Selected?
We will showcase and review a handful of the most liked new submissions every month. We will be awarding the Most Voted for on a monthly basis, regardless of when it was submitted. Previous monthly winners will be excluded. After that, it will depend on the strength and feasibility of the submitted ideas. Some months may see multiple ideas approved for testing; others may see none.
How Do I Submit My Idea(s)?
Submitting ideas is easy – and you can submit as many as you’d like! Here’s how:

1. Post an image – or multiple images – of your idea on Instagram, using the hashtag #tminnovationlab
2. Use any imagery you’d like – digital mock-up, hand-drawn pictures, scale models; whatever you’d like to sell the idea
3. Include a detailed description of how the obstacle is intended to work
4. Keep in mind the pillars of the Tough Mudder brand when crafting your concept: grit, camaraderie, and accomplishment
5. Promote your idea to get as many likes as possible
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

Creativity and change have been an integral part of Tough Mudder’s DNA since our inception in 2010. Check out where we’ve been, then help us find where we’re going next.

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