Tough Mudder Race Day 2012

TeamCaptain —  May 14, 2012

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

  1. Death Wavier: Print it and sign it.  If you don’t have it you cannot come!  Download it here: Death Wavier
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. Team Apparel:  Wear your Team Uppercut Shirt, Black Shorts, Compression shorts/tights (keep your boys safe), sweat band/hat (if desired), Shoes (no cleats).

Misc. Info

  • 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




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Aaron resides in Austin, MN & works as a Next Generation Pastor at Cornerstone Church. His current addiction is running and anything involving Team Uppercut. When not spending time with his family or pounding the pavement you will find him loving every minute of Fly Kids.

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