5 Things you Need to Know About Tough Mudder 5K

By TMHQ | 15 November, 2017


There you were, a day like any other, endlessly scrolling through Facebook when suddenly...what's that? Tough Mudder have launched ANOTHER new format, Tough Mudder 5K. Questions filled your mind, what would it be like? Will there be mud? What awesome obstacles could they build in the city? You had to sit down for a few minutes and have a cup of tea.

Well now you can calm your racing mind because we've penned the top five most important facts about Tough Mudder 5K.

Forget everything else this is what you need to know.

Take Your Sweet Time

As part of the Challenge Series and just like Tough Mudder Half and Tough Mudder Full, Tough Mudder 5K is a challenge, not a race. That means there will be no timing chips, no headphones, and no carefully curated running playlists. It's all about having fun, trying out some obstacles and having a laugh with your mates.

There are no winners or losers at Tough Mudder 5K, just new friends. And what do you get instead of an official time and a medal? A brand new headband and t-shirt, plus tons of great memories and a healthy dose of post-event buzz.

Clean and Dry

Imagine it Mudders, a great day full of obstacle madness, street food and craft beer that you can walk away from the same way you arrived. We're bringing Tough Mudder 5K to some incredible city-centre venues (Olympic Park whaaat?) which won't feature mud or water so you can hop on the train home with no fuss.

And if you can't stand the idea of no mud? There's still plenty to be found at our Tough Mudder Half and Full events as well as the full range of Competitive Series formats that offer more mud than you can shake a stick at.

Forget Your Bedtime

Not only are we bringing Tough Mudder 5K to some of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the country, but we’re letting you loose on our obstacles on Friday evening too at Tough Mudder 5K - Up Late.

Head down after work and pregame your city night out in East London, Manchester and Bristol. What better start to the weekend?

Bring everyone to watch...it's free

That’s right, spectating is completely free. Which means you can bring everyone even your brother’s, best friend’s Nan.

Your adoring fans will be able to watch you and your team getting to grips with some of our most famous obstacles and then join you for food and drink to celebrate afterwards.

Obstacles New and Old

A few old favourites and a couple of brand new babies thrown in for good measure - you couldn’t ask for a better combination.

Tough Mudder 5K is all about teamwork and fun so you can expect obstacles that you simply won’t be able to complete alone, plus as we’re feeling generous we won’t be electrocuting you this time around either.


Is Tough Mudder 5K the event for you? Find out all about it and which cities we're bringing it to here.