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Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder

Probably the toughest event on the planet. 10+ miles. 25+ gnarly obstacles. Designed by British Special Forces. Are YOU tough enough?

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Tough Mudder

In the Mud, United States

About us

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $3 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

Careers at TMHQ

At Tough Mudder you'll be working with (probably) the most intelligent, driven, motivated and enthusiastic individuals on the planet. The employees at TMHQ take their work, but not themselves seriously. At Tough Mudder you'll be given real responsibility from day one, whether you're working in events, obstacle construction, site search, marketing, strategy, legal, accounting, HR, or office management. Beware- continuing to read on may make your current job seem really boring.

Why work at Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder events place an emphasis on teamwork and pushing yourself, and working at TMHQ is no different. All new hires take part in an eight week Induction process designed to get new employees up to speed. The Induction process includes engaging presentations about the company, our culture, and different departments, as well as team-building activities with fellow Inductees. Because feedback is really essential to what we do, Inductees meet with their line managers weekly to talk about what’s going well, things to improve upon, and goals and expectations for the coming week(s). Inductees will also make the journey to a Tough Mudder event, where they’ll work the event one day and run the course the next.

Our Story

Tough Mudder was founded by Englishmen Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Dean came up with the idea while at Harvard Business School, and it was a finalist in Harvard Business School’s annual Business Plan Contest. He brought on Guy Livingstone to act as Chief Operating Officer. On an $8,000 marketing budget, they used Facebook to launch the first Tough Mudder event on May 2, 2010, at Bear Creek Resort in Allentown, PA. Since then, the number of Tough Mudder events has increased exponentially with 14 events in 2011 and 35 scheduled in 2012, including events in the U.K., Australia and Canada.
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