Tough Mudder races explained
Since it’s inception 10 years ago, Tough Mudder has slowly expanded it’s range of obstacle courses to cater for everyone from the first-timer through to the elite ultra runner. This post helps to explain the different races within the brand – Tough Mudder races explained!
If, after reading this post and you’re interested in running your first Tough Mudder, I have a discount code BRAND80K4525 to save you 20% off your race.
- Classic – The orginal, Tough Mudder muddy run
- Urban / City– Shorter 5/10km course with no water and no mud – perfect for the first timer
- Tougher Mudder – A competative and timed wave of the Classic Course. Some penalties for failed obstacle completion
- Toughest Mudder – A 12 hour (or in the case of World’s Toughest Mudder, 24 hour) lapped version of Tough Muder. Usually a modified 5-mile verson of a classic course
- Lidl Mudder – A child friendly version of Tough Mudder (up to 12 years old)
Where is all began for Tough Mudder – the “Classic” course is the well-known version comprising of mud, water and various other obsstacles. The courses are usually based at a Country House estate (such as Belvoir Castle for Tough Mudder Midlands and Badminton Estate for Tough Mudder South West) and the course distance being 8-10 miles with around 20-25 obstacles thrown into the mix.
As well as the Classic 8-10 mile course, these event weeksn also have a shorter distance run – 5km. This shorter course has 10 – 15 obstacles but starts, ends and runs in conjunction with the Classic course.
Tough Mudder Urban – Cousin in the City
Tough Mudder Urban – Cousin in the City. This race series is a relative new comer to Tough Mudder. Unlike the Classic course, there is no mud, water or electrcity. Based in City Centre parks (such as Clapham Common and Finsbury Park) the courses are perfect for people travelling to and from the course on public transport. The 5km/10km course has many elements from the Classic Course, but with some modifications – squarley aiming this at the casual obstacle course runner or first timer. Unlike the Classic course, the City series also has races going on a Friday evening which gives a different vibe to an obstacle race.
Tougher Mudder is a competative wave of the Classic Course – usually the first wave on a Saturday morning – this wave caters to those who want to test themselves against the course. Each competitior is timed, has penalties for failing obstacles (usually a short run loop) and more often than not, having to face all the obstacles alone. Fear not, the obstacles that are made for team work are modified for competitors to complete alone.
Tougher Mudder is an added extra (£15) to the classic ticket, but comes with a finishers medal, competitor bib and an exclusive headband
Toughest Mudder & World’s Toughest Mudder
Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder are the “Ultra” versions of Tough Mudder. Toughest Mudder is a 12 hour event, whilst World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24 hour event where competitors complete as many of the 5-mile laps as possible. The course is usually a modified route of the usual Tough Mudder lap, but sometimes with some exclusive obstacles. Competing over night or through 24 hours is a huge challenge. Special bibs, patches and exclusive headbands are on offer for finishers and different distances.
Lidl mudder is the child-friendly Tough Mudder course for mudders aged 5 – 12. The course is a 1-mile lap full of obstacles including the famous Everest. The ethos of Tough Mudder, Team-work and camarderie are instilled into the mudders even at this early age.
Tough Mudder Discount code for 2021
As a Tough Mudder UK ambassador, one of my roles is to introduce new people to Tough Mudder. With that, I have been given a Tough Mudder discount code worth 20% to entice newbies to try it out for the first time. Just use the Tough Mudder discount code BRAND21UK88FZ26 at checkout. The code is valid for Classic and 5km races but not for the Virtual, City or Tougher events (sorry).
2021 Tough Mudder Discount code for Toughest Mudder & Worlds Toughest Mudder
For the legionnaires, if you are looking to take it to the next level, I have a Tough Mudder discount code for the Toughest (12 hour) and World’s Toughest Mudder helping you to save 20% on your first Toughest Mudder! Use the Toughest Mudder discount code BRAND21UK88FZ26 at check out. This discount code is valid for Europe’s Toughest Mudder, American Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder races.
Note the 20% is only available until the end of January 2021 and will revert to £10 discount (£20 for Toughest races). The Tough Mudder discount code is only available to people running Tough Mudder for the first time and available for “Classic” 10mile and 5km races only. The Urban/City 10km and 5km races are not included in this discount (sorry, thems the rules!)
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