Training

Don’t leave home without these 9 things on event day

It’s here, the SE QLD Course map! (click to enlarge).

 

You’ve done all the legwork – choosing the right date, training to prepare for the epic course, and rallying your team. Now it’s time to pack. You may have a certain outfit in mind, but let’s face it, you’ve been creating a mental checklist of things to remember so you don’t end up on the course without a crucial event day component. To take the worrying out of the game for you – make sure you bring these 9 things with you and you’ll enjoy a hassle-free day full of mud and camaraderie.

This list doesn’t represent what you’ll be wearing on the course. These are things to include in the bag(s) you bring with you into Mudder Village.

  • TICKET

Make sure you have printed your confirmation email, with the QR code and have it handy when you arrive to parking on site. This original QR code houses all your additional purchases such as parking tickets and spectator tickets (even if you purchased them later), so you won’t need to print it off multiple times.

  • WATER

You’re going to want to walk into Mudder Village with at least a litre of water. Why bring all of this water? It’s called playing it safe in case you arrive just in time for your start time, you won’t have to walk around in search of some last minute sips. There is water on the course at our drinking stations and at the finish line too.

  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Every Tough Mudder course is different but you’ll guaranteed to cross the finish line with mud in places you didn’t know existed. You don’t have to change immediately after crossing the finish line, after all walking filthily around Mudder Village is an essential component of a Tough Mudder day, but for the sake of the interior of the car you’re leaving in, you might want to change before you depart. There are rinse stations available and Solvol will be providing soap to help get you squeaky clean. You’re responsible for a second pair of socks, shoes, underwear, shorts/pants, shirt, jacket (in case it gets cold in the afternoon), and a towel.

  • WATERPROOF CAMERA

If you plan on running with a head cam such as a GoPro or even your phone or camera, ensure you’ve put your name and phone number inside the waterproof casing so we can contact you if it ends up at the bottom of the Loch pit (which it probably will!)

  • SUNSCREEN

While it’s still cool now, things are sure to heat up this Tough Mudder season. To avoid a long-lasting farmer’s tan and/or annoying sunburn, pick a water-resistant sunscreen that stays on even when you sweat and swim.

  • DOCUMENTS

Print, sign, and bring your waiver to the event so you save time having to get one upon arrival. Waivers are posted on the event page the week of the event. Also, print and bring your tickets (including parking and specatros) and a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.

  • CASH

Included in your registration is a finisher beer, T-Shirt and headband. You’ll need cash for parking if you drive and haven’t bought your ticket yet, as well as food, a second beer, cool Tough Mudder gear and bag drop.

  • MASSAGE TOOL

Whether it’s using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or massage stick, self myofascial release can only help you overcome obstacles. Bring your roller, ball or massage bar into the festival area, find a spot with open space, and start improving blood circulation by targeting the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, upper back, hip, and chest. Overall range of motion will increase by loosening up these muscles prior to the event which will help you reach higher with your arms and legs.

  • SNACKS

Sometimes you just need something in your system right before an endurance event like Tough Mudder. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, protein bars, and Musashi protein bars are nutrient-dense snacks for munching on before you start warming up. Also, these snacks will come in handy post-Mudder when you’re about to leave for home or need some extra energy during the commute home.

  • PEOPLE

Yes, we’re talking about last-minute texts, phone calls and e-mails to family, friends and co-workers to either come run the Tough Mudder with you or come watch as a spectator. Your main selling points are trying something new, challenging yourself, drinking beer and partying afterwards. Plus, the “what else are you going to be doing?” argument. The words Tough Mudder are almost infectious to people of all fitness levels: once someone plants the bug to another and they both agree, it’s hard to convince both of them NOT to follow through with their decision to try a Tough Mudder.

Put your mental grit to the test on a course this season. Check out the full lineup HERE.