Tough Mudder Inc. was founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. In just 10 years this 10-12 mile Obstacle Course Race has attracted more than 2 million participants over 60 events in 7 countries and raised millions for charity worldwide.
Tough Mudder Ireland will once again take place in Loughcrew on July 25th & 26th 2020 and is expected to attract close to 6,000 participants and spectators over the two-day weekend event in Co. Meath
Tough Mudder is challenging for even the fittest of competitors as some of the obstacles are virtually impossible to complete alone. However, the course is very achievable for most people regardless of ability and levels of fitness, if they work together and get their strategy right they will make it through to the finish line to pick up their headband, finisher shirt and cold beer.
The full course features over 30 obstacles such as Block Ness Monster (Voted Best obstacle of 2016), Arctic Enema (an ice bath that will chill you to the core), Everest (¼ pipe that requires a good starting run in order to get to the top) and Electroshock Therapy (10,000 volts that will bring out moves that you didn’t know you had). The course is big, mighty and most definitely muddy
In 2020, Tough Mudder Ireland will once again offer a 5K event; all the mud over half the distance, participants will complete 13 obstacles over 5K. Removing some of the more daunting obstacles such as the Electroshock Therapy, the half event should appeal to those who would like the challenge of getting tough and dirty but aren’t yet quite ready to tackle the full 10 mile course.
As a team-oriented obstacle course it is designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.
This ethos of teamwork over finish times is hugely attractive to families, work colleagues and friends who are looking for activity breaks to fill their weekends. It is also an attractive activity for charities looking to secure support for their cause whilst offering a world-class innovative obstacle course event to their followers and supporters.