1. Winning WTM is only possible if you are an ultra-marathoner.
It's true that in order to compete in WTM, you need to bring your A game. But that doesn't necessarily mean you have to have run ultra marathons. WTM is as much about mental grit, stamina, and heart as it is about physical endurance. The challenges you face will bring out the best in you, and when the going gets rough, only the mentally strong will prevail.
2. It's too cold in New Jersey for a Tough Mudder event.
This is a bit of a backwards myth, because while it is probably too cold in New Jersey, this year, we moved the World's Toughest Mudder party to VEGAS baby.
3. I will get disqualified if I don't run for 24 hours straight.
Most WTM participants will take breaks over the course of the 24 hours. As long as you are on the course or in the pit after 24 hours, you are considered a finisher. So if you wanna hang in your tent for 24 hours, we'd think you're a wimp, but you'd technically be a finisher.
4. Since it's a race, WTM doesn't have the same sense of camaraderie.
Regardless of whether they are racing for first place or last place, you will see every Mudder out there lending a helping hand. Whether it is helping pull someone up Everest, over Berlin Walls, or through Mud Mile, teamwork still reigns supreme at WTM.
5. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
This may be true if you're up all night playing the slot machines, but here at WTM, the bumps and bruises will follow you home and remind you of your Vegas experience for months.
Regardless of whether you're participating in World's Toughest this year, you are welcome to follow along with our live updates on social, and the blog November 15 and 16.