FAQs

 

 

General Information

What is it?

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a race but a team challenge.

Where and when?

Tough Mudder Ireland 2017 takes place on the 8th/9th of July at Loughcrew Adventure Centre in Co. Meath.

Who can take part?

Anyone who feels that they are tough enough and want to become part of the family of the world’s largest obstacle course.

Tough Mudder is for ages 16 and over.

Are pets allowed?

No, sorry no pet will be allowed on the event site.

How much will it cost?

The Tough Mudder cost rises throughout the lead up to the weekend. Spectator tickets cost €10 each.

What is included with my paid participant registration?

All participants get entry to Tough Mudder, access to run the course, a badass t-shirt, and a headband as you cross the finish line. Your headband and t-shirt must be picked up at the event. Tough Mudder cannot mail out items.

When and where do I collect my event packet?

We do not mail any registration packets. Registration for each event will take place on location the day of the event, and all materials, including your bib, will be provided onsite. You cannot pick up your bib early. You must wait until event day. No exceptions.

Course Information?

This will be released closer to the event time, through the website, Facebook and more.

Can you bring your own food and drink?

No: there will be places on site to purchase food and drink; however no food or drink may be brought into the event site.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes you can. Just don't let it get too muddy!

What if the weather is bad?

Tough Mudder is an all weather event. In the cast of extreme weather conditions updates will be given through Facebook, email and the website about any possible changes.

How to get to Loughcrew Adventure Centre Oldcastle?

Travel information is given on the website. Loughcrew is approximately one hour from Dublin, two hours from Galway and two and a half hours from Limerick.

Accommodation for the event.

We will be posting a list of local accommodation partners very shortly.

Car park at the event.

There is ample car parking space at the event. Parking can be pre-booked or paid for on the day. Rates and tickets will be available through the website nearer the event.

What if I become sick or get injured?

Tough Mudder has a fully operational and staffed field emergency medical tent at all of our events. The medical tent is run by an expert team of medical practitioners working in close partnership with local emergency departments and EMS providers.

 

Registration

How do I register for Tough Mudder?

You can register online at toughmudder.ie. Just follow the instructions below.

Registration Instructions

  • Visit the Tough Mudder Events page.
  • Choose which event you are interested in.
  • Each event page will have up-to-date information on all the specifics for that particular event (current pricing, when/where, parking info, start times, etc.)
  • Click the orange Register button at the top of the page for either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which day you want.
  • Choose Participate as an Individual.
  • Your total cost will be at the top of your page. Verify that this is correct and then complete your registration by entering your personal information. Double-check that everything is correct and when you have finished, click Pay Now.
  • Please note, we recommend you use a computer with Google Chrome to complete your registration.
  • Once finished, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite confirming your event registration.

To view/manage your registration, log into your Eventbrite Account with the e-mail.

How to create a team?

After registering for your event, follow the instructions below to create your team.

  • Log in to your Eventbrite account.
  • Enter the email address and password you used to purchase your registration. If you've forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?. An email will be sent to your email address with steps to reset your new password.
  • Once logged into your account, you will see all of your current orders. Find the specific registration you want to transfer & click on the View Order button to the right.
  • Click the blue Transfer button on the right hand side of the page.
  • Choose the Change Team option on the following page.
  • Select Create a Team, enter a team name, and click Check Name. If accepted, you can then create a password and choose the preferred start time for your team. Then click Continue.
  • Verify that all of the information shown is correct and if so, click Continue Transfer. If not, click Start Over to begin the transfer process again.
  • You can now see your updated registration under My Tickets.

All team creations are absolutely free of charge, however they must be completed at the very latest by 11:30pm local time on the Friday before your event weekend.

What is the deadline for registration?

The numbers in Loughcrew will be limited this year to ensure that all participants have a good experience and that queues for obstacles are minimised. When we get near the Sell Out number this will be promoted on our Facebook Event page and our main Facebook page.

I didn't receive my start time. Where can I find it?

If you didn't receive your start time by email:

  • First check that the email has not been moved to your email spam or junk folder.
  • Next, log in to your Eventbrite account and check that you have registered your correct email address.
  • If neither of these steps resolves the issue, email ireland@toughmudder.com.

Start times are not available until 1 week before event weekend. If you registered within 3 weeks of the event, you will not receive your start time until 2-3 days before event weekend.

 

Transferring from Saturday to Sunday

Can I transfer from Saturday to Sunday (or vice versa)?

All participants can transfer their registration to another day at the same event. Transfers must be completed at the very latest by 11:30pm local time on the Friday before your event weekend.

  • Log into your Eventbrite account.
  • Enter the email address and password you used to purchase your registration. If you've forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?. An email will be sent to your email address with steps to reset your new password.
  • Once logged into your account, you will see all of your current orders. Find the specific registration you want to transfer and click on the View Order button to the right.
  • Click the blue Transfer button on the right hand side of the page.
  • Choose the Change Event option on the following page.
  • Scroll down until you find the new day you want to participate in, select it, and then click Continue.
  • Select the current price level of the ticket type you are transferring and click Continue.
    - Note: You will be charged any additional ticket pricing from when you originally purchased your ticket to what the new event currently costs.
  • Select whether you'd like to join a team, create a team, or participate as an individual:
    - If you'd like to Join a Team, search for the team and enter the password (if applicable) and then click Join.
    - If you'd like to Create a Team, enter a team name and click Check Name. If accepted, you can then create a password and choose the preferred start time for your team. Then click Continue.
    - If you'd like to register as an Individual, click Continue.
    - Verify that all of the information shown is correct and if so, click Continue Transfer. If not, click Start Over to begin the transfer process again.
  • Complete all personal components of your registration.

 

What if I lose my team password?

Team captains can find the password to their team by following the instructions below.

  • Log in to your Eventbrite account
  • Enter the email address you used to register for the race.
  • Enter your password
    - If you've forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?
  • - An email will be sent to your email address to set your new password.
  • Towards the bottom of the My Tickets page, you'll see your team page (and fundraising page).
  • Click on the Team Name.
  • At the top of the page, you will see "edit team info" next to your team name.
  • Click this link to view or change your team name, password or preferred start time.

 

How To View Your Registration

  • Log in to your Eventbrite account here.
  • Enter the email address you used to register for the race.
  • Enter your password.
    - If you've forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?
  • - An email will be sent to your email address to set your new password.
  • Under the Current Orders section, you will see all tickets you've purchased.
  • Click the blue box that denotes your ticket/registration.
  • Click the Print Ticket option to have a copy of your ticket for event day.

All orders made online, including participant tickets, spectator tickets, parking passes, camping entries or any other purchases will require a printed ticket.

I'm injured and can't run, can I get a refund?

It is impossible for us to assess each injury on a case by case basis and therefore do not offer refunds when participants are injured and cannot participate. However, your registration fee will allow you access to be a spectator on the day of your event.

 

Spectators

Spectator tickets are €10 each. Under-13s will have free spectator entry.

Spectators have full access to the event site excluding the Tough Mudder courses.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their cameras in order to record the day.

One of the main roles of the spectators though is to encourage all the Tough Mudder participants and also catch the Tough Mudder bug and in a future event take part themselves.

All spectators must sign their waiver form in order to be allowed access into the Tough Mudder event site.

 

Tough Mudder Information

What to wear/bring?

Runners, light clothes, rain gear if needed and also your signed waiver that says you don’t mind getting muddy, sun cream - and we advise you to ensure no loose or expensive jewellery is worn throughout the event.

A change of clothes is advised, a bag drop, changing facilities and showers will be provided on site.

What if I can't swim?

Anyone that feels uncomfortable with any obstacle can skip it. Participants should be prepared to have to swim in VERY cold water at up to head height in the adult Tough Mudder, so if this isn't your thing you can continue to the next obstacle.

How can I prepare myself for Tough Mudder?

In order to complete a Tough Mudder you must be in good shape both mentally and physically. You can download our training plan to help you prepare correctly.

What do I receive for being in the Tough Mudder Legion?

Details to follow on the special Legionaire obstacles.

What to bring the day of the event?

Each participant must have a valid photo ID in order to take part. Your Eventbrite ticket in either digital or printed form and your signed waiver.

How long does it take to complete the Tough Mudder?

Depending on fitness levels and how many people are on a team, it can take between 2-4 hours.

Can I run the course more than once?

As long as you begin your second lap during our start time window (check the event's information packet), we can allow you to run the course twice. If you're truly badass, you can register for both Saturday and Sunday in one event weekend. Email us once you have paid in full for both days in the same weekend, and we'll issue you a refund of 50% towards your Sunday registration.

Are there water stations?

Yes, Tough Mudder will have 4-6 water stations along the course. At selected stations, we will also provide bananas and energy snacks to help participants refuel for the remainder of the course.