EVENT: TOUGH MUDDER MIDLANDS
DATE: 18TH & 19TH MAY
Distance: 5K, Classic (8-10 miles), Tougher (competitive wave) and Lidl Mudder (1 mile for kids).
Start Times: You can find your start time in the Start Time Lookup Tool (one week before your event).
Tougher Wave (Sat Only): 7:45am
First Mud Wave (Sat Only): 8am
Tough Mudder 5K Waves will run from 10:45am to 3:15pm on Saturday and 12:15pm to 3:15pm on Sunday
Tough Mudder Classic Waves will run from 8:15am to 1:45pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 1:45pm on Sunday
Please ensure you read the safety information found below in this info pack.
PLEASE READ: KEY EVENT DAY INFO
(SERIOUSLY, THIS IS GOOD STUFF)
KEY EVENT DAY INFO
- Please arrive on site one hour before your assigned start time. Use the START TIME LOOKUP TOOL if you're unsure of your time. Your start time is the time you need to enter the warm up.
- Have your ticket and ID ready upon arrival, either printed or as a screenshot. The ticket QR code will also contain your parking pass.
- Don't worry about printing a waiver, you will sign a digital waiver at check in.
- Buy your parking and spectator tickets in advance and save money. Learn how here.
- Remember to bring a change of clothes (and extra layers if the weather is cold) and money for food & beer (all onsite food and drink vendors will accept card)
- Facilities: Available in Mudder Village will be toilets, changing areas, food, drink, shelter, rinse stations and a bag drop.
- Bag drop is available for £3 (part of which goes to Help for Heroes). You can also pre-book bag drop in Active to save time on the day.
If you forget your ticket, your ID, your team does not receive the same start time or you cannot attend your assigned time - please don't worry. We have a standby process on-site and plenty of helpful volunteers to make sure you are able to run. Just visit the help desk.
Still have questions? View Our FAQs
TRAVEL & PARKING INFORMATION
Parking is available for Midlands for £10 per car when booked in advance online. Premium parking with is also available for £20 per car. Parking will be more expensive on the day so please try to book online beforehand.
Your parking pass will be automatically added to the QR code on your ticket. Simply bring your ticket (which you will have received by email) to use both for parking and event check in.
How To Buy Parking
TOUGH MUDDER PREP
HOW TO TOUGH MUDDER
Everything you need to know about what to expect on your event day can be found on our aptly named How to Tough Mudder page.
If you want to rock up to the start line in tip top shape then we have the training guides, videos and tips and tricks for you.
WHAT TO WEAR
Once you've read our low-down on what to wear to Tough Mudder the only thing you'll have to worry about is how epic your fancy dress is.
TOUGH MUDDER SWAG
Now this is the good stuff. A comprehensive list of all the sweet free swag that's coming your way at Tough Mudder.
Got a question about your ticket, team or event day? We've got answers to the most frequently asked questions all in one place.
You will be sent a link to your event day photos the Thursday after the event, and you will be able to download and save the images for free.
PREMIUM START WAVES
Whether you want to get out on course early or need a guaranteed start time First Mud gives you access to the first start wave of the day for £10.
To buy this add on, sign into your Active account and click on 'My Events'. Select 'Purchase Merchandise' and you will see a list of possible add ons. Choose First Mud and complete the payment.
Tougher Mudder is the competitive, first wave of the day. To buy this add on, sign into your Active account and click on 'My Events'. Select 'Purchase Merchandise' and you will see a list of possible add ons. Choose First Mud and complete the payment.
How To Upgrade
Spectator tickets for this event can be purchased in advance for £10. Spectators will need bring valid photo ID, such as a photo driver's license or passport.
All spectators must sign a spectator waiver. Children under 12 are free and will be included on a parent/guardian waiver.
Spectator tickets will be available onsite but at the increased price of £20, so we suggest purchasing them online beforehand.
Being a spectator takes a lot of work. So just like the Mudders you're supporting we'll be rewarding you with a FREE BEER on event day. Just pop into the Spectator Bar (located next to the Gold Corporate tent in the Mudder Village) to receive your free beer or soft drink.
VOLUNTEER AND SAVE
Want to experience a different side of Tough Mudder AND run an event for free? Become a Tough Mudder volunteer and be part of the team that makes our events happen.
CORPORATE AND GROUP BOOKINGS
Upon arrival at site please head to the corporate check-in lane which will be signposted.
Drink tokens can be redeemed in the VIP corporate tent. Please be aware that drinks tokens will not be accepted by any other vendors or the bar in Mudder Village.
Access to the corporate tent will only be available for people with a gold wristband.
Upon arrival please take your confirmation email (QR code) and your ID through the normal check-in gates to gain access to the event, here you will receive your start-time wristband.
SOLO RUNNERS WAVE
Running alone? We’ve got your back. In 2019, all events will have designated Solo Runner Waves so you can meet other lone wolves and form a muddy pack on the course.
HOW TO JOIN
1. Complete your Active account registration. Then follow these instructions to join a team post-registration.
2. Search for team name "Solo Runners"
3. Join the team and have a blast with your new Mudder teammates.
Find Mudders in your local area to train and run the course with using myCrew, a new social platform aimed at making your social life more active and your active life more social.
RUN FOR A CAUSE
If you're looking to make your Tough Mudder miles even more meaningful there are a couple of options to do so. You can support our Official Charity Partner,Help for Heroes and raise money to help support those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.
Have another cause that is close to your heart? Explore our charity family, commit to a minimum fundraising target and make every obstacle count. Find out more about our Charity Family
ALREADY HAVE A CHARITY PLACE?
If you signed up for Tough Mudder through a charity partner you will be sent your ticket from Active 10 days before your event. You no longer need to register on the Tough Mudder website and your ticket will be issued automatically.
You will be sent your start times ten days before your event. You will be able to search for it on the start time lookup tool on the link below.
Lidl Mudder is a one mile obstacle course for kids aged 5 - 12, which encourages teamwork, getting muddy and the spirit of adventure.
Tickets for Lidl Mudder are available on our website for £10, they will also be available to buy on the day at the same price.
Any child taking part must be at least 1.1m to participate and must be accompanied by a guardian with a valid spectator ticket.
Start times are allocated on the day when checking in at Lidl Mudder registration with waves running on the hour, every hour, from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and from 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
IMPORTANT: You must register yourself (parent/guardian) first and then select your child as a participant and enter their details second.
For more information please make sure you read the Lidl Mudder FAQs.
SAFETY INFORMATION & WAIVER
Tough Mudder is a genuine challenge, designed to test you both physically & mentally – however all obstacles are optional and the most important thing is to get to the finish line safely. Listen to your body while out on course. Stay hydrated, take breaks when necessary, keep an eye out for other Mudders and only attempt obstacle if you are comfortable with your ability to overcome the challenge.
You must be able to swim 25 metres to attempt water obstacles. Diving is not safe or permitted at any water body on a Tough Mudder course.
If you have metal in your body, a pacemaker, or a history of epilepsy, you should not attempt Electroshock Therapy, Entrapment, or any other obstacle containing electricity. If in doubt, please use the available bypass or ask a member of staff before beginning the event.
Although unlikely, contact with mud, animals and recreational water may cause illness. If you begin to feel unwell with symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea or vomiting, particularly if lasting for 3 or more days, please consult your doctor.
Ensure that your fellow Mudders know any medical conditions you may have such as asthma, diabetes or other medical problems in case you need assistance. Ensure you have sufficient supplies of your medication, for example if you carry an inhaler having a spare in your bag at the finish may be useful.
During your Tough Mudder experience you’ll be offered various food and drink on the course and in the event village following your run. If you do have any allergies then please read the signage at the feed and water stations, if you have any doubts please ask a member of staff. It is also prudent to notify your fellow Mudders of any allergies before you run and if you are running solo then we advise wearing a medical alert device.
Please read the dietary information of the products on course and in the finish chute.
You must be at least 13 years old to participate in a Tough Mudder 5K event. Participants between 13 and 18 years of age must run with a chaperone above the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 13 found running the course will be removed.
Wearing the correct clothing can help prevent injury. For more detailed information please see our what to wear page.
There is a wide range of medical support available onsite, including a fully equipped Medical Treatment Facility in the event village, as well as clinical staff distributed around the course. If you feel unwell, or find someone else who is ill/injured, please contact a medic or member of the event team. If you cannot see a medic or member of staff, you should cross your arms above your head to form an “X”. On seeing this signal, participants are asked to repeat this gesture along the course route until it reaches the nearest member of staff who will get an appropriate medical resource to respond. Further explanation will be provided during event day in briefings.
UNDERSTANDING SIGNAGE AT TOUGH MUDDER
There are various signs onsite at all Tough Mudder events which are designed to help and inform you whilst enjoying your experience.
Each obstacle has a named sign placed immediately before it. Pay attention to the boxes at the bottom of these signs, they will give you a quick reference guide to completing the obstacle safely and successfully.
If an obstacle has specific safety requirements these will be communicated with a specific sign warning of a danger or advising of a skill set required to complete the obstacle safely.
If you see a red sign like the one below make sure you take the time to read and understand the warning.
WATER DEPTH SIGNAGE
One of the most important things to be aware of on a Tough Mudder is the depth of the water you are about to enter. Water depth is shown against a 6ft Mudder on both our safety and obstacle signage.
There is no Tough Mudder obstacle that requires diving or jumping specifically into water. You may fall into water during the completion of the obstacle or step off into water at our events but diving and jumping are not part of the experience and could cause substantial harm to you and other Mudders.
Remember whenever you are at a water obstacle always follow the directions of water safety and volunteers.
HELP FOR HEROES
Help for Heroes is the official charity partner of Tough Mudder, supporting those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. Join thousands of Mudders who have helped to raise more than £3M for veterans.
Returning in 2019 after an awesome first year, Toyo Tires will be back on-site providing all of the tire-themed fun you can image.
Lucozade Sport will be providing hydration and helping the Mudder community through their Made to Move mantra.
This year BrewDog are your 2019 finisher drink, bringing you a craft beer experience at every Tough Mudder event in 2019.
Brand new in 2019 your official protein bar is SNICKERS® . Every finisher can look forward to trying a SNICKERS® More Protein Bar when they cross the finish line.
BLACK TOWER WINE
Back for another year Black Tower Wine will be helping you celebrate taking on the course in style.
Another brand new partner for 2019 Dare 2b is sponsoring Tough Mudder with the aim to push Mudders past what they ever thought was possible with the help of their cutting-edge techwear.
In 2019 Burger King will be bringing The Whopper (formally known as The Gauntlet) to Tough Mudder Classic and Tough Mudder 5K Urban courses. They'll also be bringing facemarking to the Mudder Village so you can hit the start line looking epic.
This year Ariel are our official laundry detergent partner, helping you keep your Tough Mudder kit fresh and clean all season long.