- Mudder Guide: Chapter 5.2 -
Taking in the atmosphere
If you arrive early, you’ll have time to explore the location. Watch the early groups do their warm ups and enjoy the atmosphere.
Check out other teams’ always impressive crazy outfits. They’ll get you into a good mood, even if you had to get up way too early to make it to Tough Mudder in time.
Near the start and finish line, you can take a first look at ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY.
Impatient runners can try themselves at a few practice obstacles. Don’t be too aggressive, though. Without a solid warm up, there’s always a chance for injury.
For spectators that are trying to find out how to spend their time at the location and which obstacles they can watch, we recommend our article on Tough Mudder as a spectator.
A contest for the tough, a tattoo for the toughest
During the entire day, there’s some sort of contest going on at the location. The winners will get cool prizes. If you don’t win, you can buy the equipment at the Tough Mudder merchandising stand.
If you want something for free, you can get the Tough Mudder logo tattooed (no joke!). Since these tattoos are in high demand, you need to register in advance if you want to get inked.
That way, you don’t have to show your finisher shirt or headband to prove you’re a true mudder. According to the organization team, more than 3,000 mudders were inked so far.
It could be such a pleasant day…
Of course, the area around Tough Mudder offers plenty to eat and drink and beer benches to talk to other mudders and spectators.
Don’t overeat prior to the race, though; wait until afterwards. Similarly, you shouldn’t waste a thought on the after party. First, make sure there’s something to celebrate.