Tough Mudder Race Day 2012 – Everything You Need to Know
We are less than a week away from Tough Mudder Race Day! You either feeling confident that you have done enough training or a little fearful that you have not. Either way the final test will come Saturday, May 19th at 12:40 p.m. Thats right you should have received an email from Tough Mudder with race start times, waivers and any other information you might care to know. Please read it! There is a lot of important information in there that email. I will highlight a few important things you should know.
It is gonna be hot! 80-ish start drinking water now. You are gonna need to drink more water and sleep more. You can read more about that here: Tough Mudder Training Tips: More Water
We will be meeting at Cornerstone Church at 7:00 a.m. We will be taking 2 vehicles so we have enough man room and baggage. There will not be an extra charge for gas. The trip will take about 3 hours. I am guessing we will get home between 9:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
Baggage & What to Bring / Wear
- Death Wavier: Print it and sign it. If you don’t have it you cannot come! Download it here: Death Wavier
- Photo ID: You must have it to run the race. Otherwise you paid a lot of money to be a spectator. We can put valuables in our drop bag: read about it here.
- Cash: We will be stopping for a big meal on the way back. (Ruby Tuesdays in Stillwater) Bring some snacks for the trip up there. Also there will be Tough Mudder crap to buy and a bunch of food booths at the event.
- Change of Clothes: Bring a change of clothes. I don’t want to smell your nastiness on the way back home. Also, you will have a chance to take a shower (fire hose) after the race. Also, remember extra shoes, deodorant and skivvies.
- Misc. Equipment: Sunscreen, gloves, hat, camel back (only 5 water stations over 13 miles), Athletic tape, gel packs, protein bars..etc if you need fuel. (20 0z Coke for Cory “coke pointz” Goetz)
- Team Apparel: Wear your Team Uppercut Shirt, Black Shorts, Compression shorts/tights (keep your boys safe), sweat band/hat (if desired), Shoes (no cleats).
- There will be over 11,000 people running on Saturday alone. There will be 9,000 participants running before us. Be prepared for a slick muddy course.
- Average time to run the race is 3-4 hours. “Course Sweep: At 4:00 PM, all participants who have not reached the ½ way mark will be escorted off the course by the First-Aid team.” So you have 3 hours and 40 minutes to make it 6.5 miles. But I am hoping it only takes that long if one of us has broken both their legs.
- You will be electrocuted: “Electroshock Therapy and Electric Eel do conduct a shock of 10,000 volts: Please be advised that these obstacles are dangerous if you have certain health conditions, epilepsy, or a pacemaker.” Enough said.
- Military People: Bring your military ID otherwise it is going to cost you an extra $60.
- Everyone read Participation Packet & the Tough Mudder FAQ