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5 Reasons Why Tough Mudder X is Worth The Trip

By Melissa Freeswick | 07. Juli 2017

 

Tough Mudder X is the newest 1-mile obstacle course competition featuring 10 signature Tough Mudder obstacles and 10 workout zones. An invite only event, only 100 of the top OCR, CrossFit, and elite endurance athletes will take on the never-before-seen course with $25,000 going to each of the top male and female athletes.

The event is FREE to spectate and it’s going down at Wild Wings Oneka in Hugo, MN, the site of the 2017 Tough Mudder Twin Cities. Here are five reasons why Tough Mudder X will be the most awesome fitness event of the summer.

1. FREE STUFF

Spectators will receive a free limited edition TMX Twin Cities T-Shirt, a free beer (21+), noise makers, and access to the Spectator Zone. Plus, you'll be entered to win our $1,000 Visa Gift Card sweepstakes. That’s right, all you need to do to qualify to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card is register to watch TMX for FREE below.

2. MEET PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

The 100 elite athletes competing in TMX were hand-selected and come from a variety of sports that require functional strength, ranging from CrossFit to the NFL. In addition to the competitors, there’s a host of athletes and coaches that will be in attendance so you’re sure to see atleast one familiar fitness personality at this event. And don’t be shy to introduce yourself to TMX athletes and fellow spectators: Mudders are one big family.

3. WITNESS HISTORY IN THE MAKING

This event is short and sweet, as it won’t be split into multiple days or drag on through 12 hours in the heat. That being said, the action-packed hours will include incredible feats of athleticism and answer the question: Who can do it all? Who is the Toughest athlete on the planet?

4. 1 MILE, 10 OBSTACLES, 10 WORKOUTS

TMX is a unique sport since its competitive format has never been done before. Each Tough Mudder obstacle is paired with a functional fitness exercise resulting in the ultimate test of aerobic endurance, full body strength, speed, power, agility, and toughness. Athletes from all backgrounds runners have a shot at winning the $25,000 grand prize due to the combination of the 1-mile distance, strength requirements and obstacle difficulty.

Here are the 10 Tough Mudder exclusive obstacles and exercises.

10 Obstacles

10 Workout Zones

Berlin Walls

Kiss of Mud

Ladder to Hell

Birth Canal

Everest

Funky Monkey

Balls to the Wall

Stage 5 Clinger

Leap of Faith

Kong

Box Jumps

Sled Drag

Burpees

Farmer’s Carry

Hurdles

Pull Ups

Wall Balls

Atlas Lifts

Thrusters

Rope Climb

Here’s a rundown of Tough Mudder X. (times in CDT)

11:30am: Arrival for Heats (Enjoy the food trucks, beer, music and Mudders)
5:00pm: Arrival for Finals
6:00pm: Female Finals
6:30pm: Male Finals
7:00pm: Awards Ceremony
7:20pm: End of Show: Exit to receive gift bag

In addition to witnessing a unique sporting event, you may wind up watching yourself on television a month later. TMX will be broadcast on CBS on August 27 at 1pm EST and September 3 at 4pm EST. This is your chance to get some free TV time and then tune in to see the contest in a new way. 

5. THERE’S A TOUGH MUDDER THE NEXT DAY

The ideal Mudder weekend would be meeting up with friends at TMX, getting a serious dose of inspiration, going to sleep, waking up, heading back to the venue to crush Tough Mudder Full or Half the following day.

Are you ready for to experience the inaugural Tough Mudder X?  Sign up to spectate for FREE HERE.