You might think you know everything there is to know about Tough Mudder, but how much do you know about doing a Tough Mudder for charity? Here are five things no one tells you about taking on probably the toughest event on the planet for a cause.
You’ll get a free t-shirt or vest
Everyone loves a freebie and when you sign up to complete Tough Mudder for most charities, they’ll give you a branded t-shirt or vest to run in. That way you don’t have to worry about getting mud on your favourite running shirt.
Plus, there’s the added bonus of raising awareness for your chosen charity when you’re out on the course. We just can’t guarantee your t-shirt will be wearable after the event.
People will be falling over themselves to help you
Just as you won’t be alone in taking on the obstacles around the course, you won’t be alone in your fundraising quest either. With help every step of the way to smash through your fundraising target, your chosen charity will be on hand to give you advice on raising the most money possible.
You can also expect to receive access to training guides, dedicated cheer zones for your supporters around the course, access to a charity reception point at the start of the course and maybe even a post-race party.
You’ll earn some serious respect
Limit-testing obstacles. Miles of mud. Laughing in the face of fear. Showing true courage. All for charity. Take a bow. You’re doing something amazing and your friends, family, strangers and new buddies out on the course will respect that.
Earn that headband and you’ll be greeted with a feeling of pride and fulfilment that will last long after the mud has gone. Pain is temporary, but your legendary status will last forever.
There’s no shortage of charities to choose from
Make the most out of your time in the mud and take on the challenge for a charity close to your heart. Whatever cause you care about, you can help to make a difference. Take a look at the official charity listings to find out more about some of the causes you can run for.
Teamwork and camaraderie are qualities embodied deep into all Mudders, and these attributes extend to whichever charity family you choose to join.
It will give you a reason to carry on
When you’re eyeballs deep in mud and looking for a reason to carry on, thinking about the charity you’re running for will give you an incentive to continue. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.
The same goes for your training. If staying in bed sounds like a better option than heading out to train, think about the charity you’re helping or the kind folk who’ve donated to your cause, and get to work. Motivation is never a problem when you’re taking on a Tough Mudder for charity. Who knows, maybe you’ve always fancied braving the mud but needed that extra reason. Completing Tough Mudder for a charity will give you a big push to sign-up… and an even bigger one to cross the finish line.