Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
What is WTM?
World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) is a 24-hour around-the-clock version of Tough Mudder. Whereas regular Tough Mudder is “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” WTM (or “World’s Toughest” as it’s colloquially called) lays legitimate claim to actually being THE toughest event on the planet. WTM this year will be held November 15-16 at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Yes, we said “Vegas.”)
Prior to a Tough Mudder, Mudders are faced with a plethora of mind-boggling gear dilemmas. Glasses or contacts? T-shirt and shorts or compression gear? The Pippi Longstocking leggings or the ass-less chaps?
Everyone’s preferences are different, and we respect that. However, there are three things in particular that you better not so much as dream about bringing to our course on event day, and it’s about time we remind you of them.
Nothing beats the feeling you get crossing the finish line for a cause you care about. You’re bettering the lives of others, and in the process, pushing yourself to levels of mental strength you never knew possible. Running for charity can bring some sweet personal benefits, and it’s about time you knew about them.
Ready to knock 2017 out of the park? Here are 5 reasons to run for charity.
Put the YOU in Volunteers
The 2017 season kicks off next month in the US when we head to New Orleans & Los Angeles. For the Mudders in the UK the season starts in April at London Wes and we want YOU. With Tough Mudder taking over the globe there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect volunteer role.
What do you get? Along with the awesome feeling of volunteering, you’ll also receive a discount to run a Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half of up to 90% off. So you have no reason not make your trip into a whole weekend of muddy fun.
Deanna Blegg is no stranger to the World’s Toughest Mudder. At the second WTM in 2012, Deanna placed second female (third overall). The following year, at WTM 2013, she placed first, boasting 85 miles, or 17 laps of the 5-mile loop course. Then again in 2015 she was on the podium with another third place win to her name. Those who have met Deanna recognize her for her bright smile, determination, and kindness, and while many are aware of her accomplishments on course, few know her story off the course and out of the mud.
World’s Toughest Mudder presented by Cellucor is Definitely The Most Extreme 24-Hour Obstacle Course Challenge On The Planet. Considered to be the most epic event of the year, it’s where Tough Mudder and OCR communities culminate to test their physical strength and mental grit. As a bonus, they’re also the the first to conquer brand new 2017 obstacle innovations.
Daniel Hiscoke is a 3x Mudder with deep love for mud and a knack for designing obstacles. As the winner of the Extreme Obstacle Design Challenge, he may have just created the next great obstacle for 2017. We caught up with Dan to find out exactly how he dreamt up Ladders of Success, and what he's looking forward to most on his upcoming trip to The Big Apple (NYC, that is).