Join the Mudder Volunteer Program
What’s the next best thing to being a participant? Being a volunteer! It’s like being on the boundary at a cricket game, except Ricky Ponting is getting shocked by 10,000 volts of electricity (and isn’t a millionaire). The Mudder℠ Volunteer Program helps make Tough Mudder® Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.
We’ve had an incredible year with so many amazing volunteers… but sadly, the 2013 Tough Mudder event season is coming to a close. Luckily, we don’t have to wait too long for the fun to continue… we’re already announcing 2014 events and preparing to grow our MVP Team for next year.
2014 Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering at a 2014 event (to enjoy all the great perks of being an MVP)? Check out the information below, and then fill out the 2014 MVP Interest Form to get more information when we launch the 2014 volunteer application.
We will officially open our volunteer application form in January 2014. In mid-January, look for an email from us and check this volunteer page for more information. In the meantime, please note:
- The number of volunteer opportunities are limited, so be sure you are one of the first to apply. We feel really lucky to have the support of so many people… but it does mean our team fills up very fast. Sign up as soon as possible after our application launches, but please only confirm a shift you can fully commit to.
- We aren’t able to offer a refund to those who purchase entry to a 2014 event and subsequently volunteer – But don’t forget, you can use your Volunteer Discount at any future Tough Mudder event of your choice.
- Please add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts – We want to ensure you receive all the important emails we send about the launch of the 2014 volunteer application form, confirmation of your volunteer shift day and time, and pre-event information packets.
Thanks again for your interest in joining Probably the Best Team on the Planet. We look forward to receiving your application when we open the 2014 volunteer opportunities in January.
Volunteer tasks include:
- Give mohawks and mullets to our insane participants
- Pump the crowd up at the start-line
- Make sure the mud is just the right consistency
- Keep the ice pits freezing cold
- Man the hydration stations
- Help at registration
- Put hard-earned headbands on Mudders℠ at the finish line
- Hand out tshirts & partner products in the finish chute
Saturday volunteers can run the course on Sunday or at a future event for a discount:
For a full day of volunteering, you can run on Sunday for $20
For a half day of volunteering, you can run on Sunday for $40
If you volunteer on Sunday or can’t run in the same weekend you volunteer, these discounts are valid for future Tough Mudder events.
All Volunteers receive:
- Front-row seats to the best action in the house
- Don’t have to pay ($20 spectator fee)
- Free Tough Mudder Staff t-shirt
- Free breakfast or lunch
- One free beer ticket (if 18+, yeah, those laws even apply at Tough Mudder)
- Free access to the Post-Party with great live music
- Discounted participant entry for the next day or another event
- The opportunity to ensure the safety of inspiring participants who are giving 110%
So to sum up: Cool t-shirt, food, mud, beer, rockin’ band, party, and real responsibility – sound like fun? Hell yeah it is! 90% of the volunteers at every event said they would do it again.
Testimonials from Past Volunteers
“A great way to get a sense of the event! I didn’t feel ready to run a Tough Mudder, so I signed up to volunteer. After helping out and seeing what it was like, I’m now gonna sign up for the next one in Texas – can’t wait!” — Jim S.
“Volunteering at Tough Mudder Tri-State with my friends was awesome, and I know my cheering helped keep morale high for all the runners that went past our water station.” — Margaret L.
“My favorite part of volunteering? When a guy stopped after my obstacle and asked for my number!” — Vicky D.
“I had a kickass time volunteering at Tough Mudder NorCal… especially watching folks slide into the snow-making pond!” –Harvey N.
“Really great event! I was put in a group with people I didn’t know, but we all got along great and now we try to hang out and get a drink every few weeks. Dos Equis, of course!”–Mark T.