When it comes to endurance events it’s easy to think of them as a solo pursuit. Triathlons, marathons, climbs – we all picture a single person forging on through physical and mental boundaries. But at Tough Mudder we know everything is better with a team by your side – it’s the very reason why we exist. So in 2019 we took our very own Europe’s Toughest Mudder and turned it into a team challenge. This year you can tackle this epic 12 hour, overnight event in relay teams of two or four people. So when the nerves hit, or the wall looms, you know someone has your back.
If you’re wondering why you would want to share the glory with someone else then read on, these are the top five reasons why you should take on Europe’s Toughest Mudder with a team in 2021.
Why You Should do Europe’s Toughest Mudder as a Team
1. The Ultimate Reunion
As the UK begins to open up again after a year of restrictions and lockdowns, many of us are looking forward to reuniting with old friends. Most people will choose the pub but if you want to make your reunion a little more epic, we think a 12-hour, overnight event is truly the perfect venue. You’ll laugh, you’ll probably cry and most importantly you’ll never forget it.
2. An Epic Pit
Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to spend every second of the 12 hour event out on the course (we’re not completely evil). Instead each participant or team will have their very own pit area and if they want, a pit crew to help them refuel and refresh between 5 mile laps. It’s your port in a storm and home for a night. Imagine warm clothes, great snacks and your best friends ready to take the baton. Inside jokes shall be born and plenty of laughs will be had, just remember – whatever happens in the pit, stays in the pit.
3. Team Training and Accountability
If you’re going to face Europe’s Toughest Mudder, you’re going to have to train. Luckily, science says there are plenty of benefits to exercising as a group; it’s going to make you more likely to stick to your training plan and encourage you to push yourself further. On those days when you just can’t face getting up and getting out, someone will be there to keep you accountable and to put a smile on your face. Any kind of exercise is easier and more fun (12 hours of tough), when you can crack some jokes with your mates at the same time.
4. Pep Talks and Encouragement
Believe us, you’re going to need that same energy on course. Encouragement, accountability and a good laugh goes one hell of a long way in the dark of night. At any Tough Mudder event we always want every single person on course to act as part of one giant team, so we know you’ll get the help and support of every Mudder out there, but nothing will keep you going better than the desire to not let down someone you know and love. It might just push you to heights you never thought possible.
5. The Celebration
The World Cup, The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, The Six Nations. A team celebration hits different. That’s why when you cross the finish line after 12 hours of crushing obstacles, you’re going to be glad you have someone to share it with. Birthdays come and go, every Christmas blurs into one, but we’re pretty sure we can say you won’t ever forget celebrating your Europe’s Toughest Mudder success.
Sign Up Your Team Today
It’s time to rally your Toughest team and start preparing for the endurance event of a lifetime. Book your Europe’s Toughest Mudder two or four person relay tickets today and let the training begin.