Teamwork makes the dream work and at Tough Mudder, that’s a fact. The fourth line of our Mudder pledge, ‘I help my fellow mudders complete the course,' demands it. But what if the sweat you drip on the course could help others off it?
Now it can. Ensure your Mudder legacy lives on long after the bruises have faded by taking on a Tough Mudder for a cause that’s close to your heart, for FREE. We have an awesome network of charity families in the UK and Australia, and in 2016 we’re assembling an epic charity family in North America. How does it work? For a chance to run a Tough Mudder for free, check out which charities are sponsoring your chosen event, submit your information and how much you’d pledge to raise. If chosen to receive a Golden Ticket, you’ll receive one-to-one support from the charity you choose, your choice of event start time, a Tough Mudder Finisher T, headband, beer and that warm, fuzzy, do-good feeling we all love so much.
Fellow Mudders in the UK grabbed Golden Tickets in 2015, tackled the challenge of running a Tough Mudder, and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for incredible organizations in the process.
Team Muddy Buddies - Teenage Cancer Trust
Will Cattermole and his Mudders from other mothers, James Watts and Joe Cooper, are no strangers to Tough Mudder. They cemented their place in Tough Mudder Legion while representing Teenage Cancer Trust, by completing 24 events in the past two years as well as this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder in Las Vegas.
In 2010 Will was forced to take on the biggest challenge of his life when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer:
"Although it was a very difficult 7 months to go through, Teenage Cancer Trust made this chapter of my life so much easier to experience,” he said. “Once my treatment was over and I was given the all clear I was always thinking of how I could do something to contribute, to give something back to the charity that helped me through my treatment.”
That something was Tough Mudder and in 2013 he took the plunge and took on his first event. To date he and the Muddy Buddies have raised almost £3,000 - and they’re not done yet:
"Our goal is to smash our fundraising target and assemble a huge team (of hopefully 50-60 people) to run Tough Mudder London South in 2016. One massive squadron all running for Teenage Cancer Trust.”
Katie Mumford - Breast Cancer Care
Katie took on Tough Mudder for Breast Cancer Care. “In the last five years my family has been dramatically affected by breast cancer,” she said. “Both my mum and my half-sister have been fighting the disease. The cancer that affects my family is caused by the faulty BRCA2 gene mutation. This mutation means that I had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, and because of this I underwent a full double mastectomy just 8 weeks after taking part in Tough Mudder.”
She loved the experience of taking on the course for a cause she really cares about: “Being part of Team Breast Cancer Care at Tough Mudder in 2015 helped me create something positive out of my situation. It felt amazing to be able to raise awareness, and funds, for a charity that helped me so much through my own battle against breast cancer.”
Find out if there’s a cause that you want to run for in our Charity Family to help change lives, run for free and earn a headband that leaves a legacy.
Up for the challenge? Click here to start your Tough Mudder charity journey.