America’s Toughest Mudder is our unique event for Mudders insane enough to push themselves beyond anything they’ve ever experienced. This 8-hour endurance challenge starts at 12:00am midnight and ends at 8:00am. The goal is to complete as many 5-mile loops as possible- half and quarter loops don’t count. But while this event is a race, camaraderie is ever present on the course. So far in 2017, five out of six Toughest Mudders have been completed with the last taking place in Chicago, IL on August 26 of this year.
Television station CBS has been there to capture all of the awesome badassery of the Toughest Mudders and has put together 1-hour episodes dedicated to each of the six Toughest Mudders, which will air on CBS starting July 22. See the world’s top obstacle course racing athletes such as previous World’s Toughest Mudder winners Ryan Atkins, Trevor Cichosz, and Stefanie Bishop compete for $5,000 in prize money per race plus a $10,000 bonus for the fastest three Toughest Mudder times.
For those that want to take it their toughness one step further, the Toughest Mudder can qualify you for the Contender Category at World’s Toughest Mudder. Contenders receive a 25-mile Toughest Mudder patch, premium pit location, front start position, and eligibility for cash prizing at WTM.
The seventh installment of World’s Toughest Mudder, a grueling, pulse-pounding, 24-hour endurance event, will take place on November 11-12, 2017 from Lake Las Vegas, NV. On December 23, a 1-hour World’s Toughest Mudder TV show will air on CBS.
Read on to find out what to expect from each of these action-packed TV shows.
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EPISODE 1: TOUGHEST MUDDER WEST
Location: Glen Helen Raceway in Los Angeles, CA
Race Date: March 29, 2017
The first-ever America’s Toughest Mudder saw 3-time World’s Toughest Mudder winner Ryan Atkins make a late push to pass 2015 World’s Toughest Mudder winner Chad Trammell for the win. Atkins logged 50 miles in 8 hours taking home both the $5,000 prize and another $5,000 bonus for reaching the 50-mile mark. Lindsay Webster, who completed 18 hours at WTM in 2016 and is married to Atkins, won the women’s $5,000 prize after a back and forth with second place finisher Allison Tai and third place finisher Sara Knight.
Tune into CBS on: July 22, 2017 at 4:00pm EST.
EPISODE 2: TOUGHEST MUDDER SOUTH
Location: Bouckeart Farms, Atlanta, GA
Race Date: April 29, 2017
The dynamic duo of Atkins and Webster went on to win another $5,000 a piece finishing America’s Toughest Mudder first in their respective categories. Atkins earned another $5,000 bonus for conquering 50 miles of the course in what was a “brutal” Mud Mile 2.0, according to Atkins. Participants had a tough time trudging through deep, slippery mud, even Atkins finished a few minutes slower than he did during Toughest Mudder West.
Tune in to CBS on: July 30, 2017 at 1pm EST
EPISODE 3: TOUGHEST MUDDER NORTHEAST
Location: Plantation Field, Coatesville, PA
Race Date: May 21, 2017
Thanks to the cool coastal climate, Toughest Mudder Northeast was a wet, icy, and grip-strength heavy course. 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder champion Trevor Cichosz dominated the cold course and won the $5,000 1st place prize, completing 40 miles in 7 hours and 33 minutes. Allison Tai won the women’s division and $5,00 prize with a time even faster than Cichosz at 7 hours and 19 minutes. Previous winners Ryan Atkins and Lindsay did not compete in this race, making the event as wide open as possible for potential winners.
Tune into CBS on: August 19, 2017 at 2pm EST
EPISODE 4: TOUGHEST MUDDER MIDWEST
Location: Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL
Race Date: August 26, 2017
The final America’s Toughest Mudder will go down less than three months before World’s Toughest Mudder. The results of this race will determine who earns the coveted ranking of the Toughest Mudder season leader. The man who woman accumulated the most Toughest Mudder miles, from their top 3 Toughest performances throughout the year, win the $10,000 bonus prize. Even if Atkins and Webster do compete in this race, it’s quite possible that other Mudders will win this race and sneak past them in the total mileage ranking to win the $10,000 bonus. “Plus, if you’ve got your eye on the money and want to qualify for the Contender category at WTM, all you have to do is show up to Toughest Mudder Midwest and log 25 miles.”
Tune into CBS on: October 28, 2017 at 2pm EST
EPISODE 5: WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER
Location: Lake Las Vegas, NV
Race Date: November 11-12, 2017
The culmination of the Tough Mudder season is World’s Toughest Mudder. In addition to laying eyes on out of this world (see what we did there?) obstacles that’ll be found on course at 2018 Tough Mudder events, you’ll also be seeing all the big names in OCR. First place individual winners of the 24-hour obstacle course race receive $10,000 while winning teams split $10,000 between their members. New for 2017 are two-person teams and a four-person national teams, which allow duo’s and quad’s to register to represent their country. Find out how everything plays out during Toughest Event on the Planet by tuning into CBS.
Tune into CBS on: December 23, 2017 at 12pm EST