Tough Mudder Norcal Coming to Squaw Valley September 17 & 18, 2011

Squaw Valley, CA….Tough Mudder is coming to Squaw Valley this September! If you are seriously tough, and you want to enter both days, register for both and then email us at We will give you a 50% discount for the second day! STARTING TIME
9am (First start group)

The Tough Mudder series was created because there is not an event in America that tests toughness, fitness, strength, stamina and mental grit all in one place and all in one day. Sure, there are a few that will test these things – for thousands of dollars and a week of your life. But in one day in one location? We don’t think so. Other mud runs like the Muddy Buddy series? Forget it – unless you want to run alongside your 60-year-old grandmother. Tough Mudder is a truly exceptional event for truly exceptional people. Fair weather runners should stay at home.

FACT – Marathon running is simply boring. And the only thing more boring than doing a marathon is watching a marathon. Road-running may give you a healthy set of lungs, but will leave you with as much upper body strength as Keira Knightley. At Tough Mudder, we want to test your all-around mettle, not just your ability to run in a straight line, on your own, for hours on end, getting bored out of your mind.

Tough Mudder is also about experiencing a true sense of camaraderie that, sadly, is rarely seen outside of the military these days. To get over some of our obstacles you will need the help of others – they are simply too much for one man to tackle alone. Tough Mudders, unlike some other types of endurance runners, are team players; they help out other Tough Mudders. We want everyone to compete, but being a Tough Mudder is also about making sure no man is left behind, not worrying about your finish time.

We think it is important that all Tough Mudders uphold the ideals and philosophy behind Tough Mudder and share a common attitude to teamwork and camaraderie. For this reason, we make all participants recite it together when they are on the start line. This is something very important to us, so if you want be a Mudder you have to accept the principles of the Mudder.

The Pledge:

As a Tough Mudder I pledge that…

* I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.

* I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.

* I do not whine – kids whine.

* I help my fellow Mudders complete the course.

* I overcome all fears.

When designing the course, we traveled the globe to find the most challenging and fun events out there. As well as touring the States, we went to races in Germany, England, New Zealand, and France, and we incorporated the best of what we found. We promise you something truly bad-ass that looks basically like the images you see on our site, but we can’t promise everything will look exactly the same. If this is the kind of thing that annoys you, we suggest you stay at home come event day.

When designing our courses, we also went in search of the toughest guys on the planet to help us out. Some US Navy SEALs wanted to help, but they were too worried about getting sued if something went wrong, so we went to the British Special Air Service (SAS). These bad-ass Brits were made famous for the ass-kicking they dished out during the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege in London and were the first ever elite special forces unit that all other countries special forces units (including the SEALs) are modeled on. Check out their Wikipedia page for details of their hardcore selection process.