Tough Mudder Events: 2019 Schedule

Tough Mudder Events: 2019 Schedule

Training for an event can be a great way to get in shape and a great way to keep yourself motivated. There are 5Ks, half marathons, and marathons around the globe, but have you considered a Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder events aren’t your average distance runs — these are obstacle courses that involve a lot of teamwork and they’re a lot of fun. We recommend training for them to get the most out of the experience but as long as you can deal with getting muddy and some dirt under your fingernails, you’ll have a blast. Not to mention you’ll get a great workout and cross the finish line feeling like a total badass.

Interested in doing a Tough Mudder? Whether you’re interested in the 5K distance or the 8 mile, Tough Mudder Classic, train for your event with Openfit’s 30-day program TOUGH MUDDER T-MINUS 30!

 

What is a Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder events combine a run (the terrain depends on which location you sign up for!) with an adrenaline-packed, teamwork-oriented obstacle course. Some obstacles — like those that have you hauling wood or navigating slack lines — test your physical strength. Others test your mental toughness, like bear-crawling through a muddy drain pipe or wading in neck-deep water under a chain link fence. But the best obstacles are those done with friends – like helping a teammate over a half-pipe or building a human pyramid to get up an inclined wall.

There are two types of Tough Mudder events: the Challenge Series and the Race Series. While the events in the Race Series are timed and competitive, the Challenge Series is all about teamwork and camaraderie.

For a mud run newbie, the Challenge Series can be a fun place to start. Costumes are encouraged, the course isn’t timed, and you’re allowed to skip obstacles — though your fellow runners are always happy to cheer you on and (literally) pull you through.

Each series has several events to choose from, so you can decide how intense you want your experience to be.

Tough Mudder Challenge Series

  • Mini Mudder (a one-mile run designed for kids)
  • Tough Mudder 5K (3 miles, 13 obstacles)
  • Tough Mudder Classic (8-10 miles, 25 obstacles)

Tough Mudder Race Series

  • Tougher Mudder (8-10 mile Tough Mudder Classic course, timed)
  • Toughest Mudder (12-hour overnight timed race)
  • World’s Toughest Mudder (24-hour competitive race held in Atlanta, GA)
  • Tough Mudder X (one-mile World Championship, hybrid course combining workouts with obstacles for time)

 

Ready to tackle a Tough Mudder? Train for it with Openfit’s T-MINUS 30 and find your 2019 Tough Mudder event below!

Tough Mudder 2019 Dates

Los Angeles (San Bernandino, CA)
April 6 & 7
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder 

College Station (Bryan, TX)
May 4 & 5
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Philly (Coatesville, PA)
May 18 & 19
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder

Missouri (Wright City, MO)
May 18 & 19
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Virginia (Haymarket, VA)
Jun 1 & 2
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Sacramento (Elverta, CA)
June 8 & 9
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Michigan (Oxford, MI)
June 15 & 16
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Whistler
June 15 & 16
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Boston (Charlton, MA)
June 29 & 30
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Twin Cities (Hugo, MN)
July 13 & 14
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder

Long Island (Old Bethpage, NY)
July 20 & 21
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Indiana (Columbus, IN)
August 3 & 4
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Colorado (Littleton, CO)
August 10 & 11
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Chicago (Rockford, IL)
August 24 & 25
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Pittsburgh (Slippery Rock, PA)
September 7 & 8
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Toronto (Dundas, ON)
September 14 & 15
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Seattle (Black Diamond, WA)
September 21 & 22
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Dallas/Ft. Worth (Midlothian, TX)
September 21 & 22
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder

NorCal (Sonoma, CA)
October 5 & 6
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Nashville (Lebanon, TN)
October 5 & 6
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Las Vegas (Henderson, NV)
October 19 & 20
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder

Tri-State (Englishtown, NJ)
October 19 & 20
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

SoCal (Lake Elsinore, CA)
November 2 & 3
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Atlanta (Fairburn, GA)
November 9 & 10
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Atlanta (Fairburn, GA)
November 16 & 17
COURSES: World’s Toughest Mudder

Central Florida (Bartow, FL)
December 7 & 8
COURSES: 5K, Classic, Tougher Mudder

Kara Wahlgren

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Kara Wahlgren is a contributing editor at Openfit and a freelance health writer whose work can be found at Prevention, Seventeen, Women's Health, and more. When she's not writing, she enjoys beach volleyball, traveling, live music, and running half marathons reeeaaally slowly.