FAQ

Common Questions

Question: 

Can I transfer to another event next year? Or, put my registration on hold until I decide on an event?

Answer:

No, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Question: 

If I sign up but can’t participate, can I give my ticket to someone else?

Answer: 

No. du Tough Mudder tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. The person who signs up must be the same one who participates.

Question: 

Where can I store my valuables during the event? Is there a bag drop?

Answer: 

Yes, there is a bag drop facility.  This is for participants only. Bag drop will open when registration opens on each event day and will close after the last participant has completed the course and retrieved their bag.  You also have the option of leaving your bag in your car.

Question: 

Will there be showers?

Answer: 

There will be a limited number of showers available as well as male and female changing tents.

Question: 

Are children welcome at du Tough Mudder?

Answer: 

Yes, anyone under the age of 13-years old is free to enter as a spectator.  Anyone that is 13-years or older will need to purchase a spectator ticket online or on the day at the venue entrance.

Question: 

Once I have registered, how do I find my child’s start time and bib number?

Answer: 

As you come onsite you need to first go to the registration tent to pick up your du Mini Mudder bib and wristband.  Wave times are first come, first served on the day of the event and can be booked at the Mini Mudder Village.

Question: 

What is the average finishing time?

Answer:

The average du Tough Mudder¨ will complete the course in around three hours.

Question: 

What if I can’t swim?

Answer: 

You can skip any obstacle that you do not feel comfortable with. You should be prepared to swim at least 30M in VERY cold water over your head. It’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you or you are unable to complete it, just go around it – no shame there.

Question: 

What age do you have to be able to participate?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder  allows those who are 14 or older to run at a du Tough Mudder event. Anyone who is not 14 or older at the time of the event date cannot participate, but a 13-year old participant can sign up prior to turning 14, as long as they are 14 on event day.

Important: Minors age 14-17 can participate as long as they are running with a participating chaperone. Minors must check in with their chaperones on event day.

Question:

Will there be a du Tough Mudder Half in 2017?

Answer:

du Tough Mudder 2017 will now only have one course for everyone.  Everyone will get to experience each and every obstacle as one Mudder Nation.

Question:

What if I’ve already registered for du Tough Mudder Half?

Answer:

Your registration now gives you even more with the chance to experience every single obstacle.  The distance is a little longer… but trust us, it’s worth it!

Question:

Why won’t there be a du Tough Mudder Half this year?

Answer:

Based on feedback and requests for a new distance format from both participants and spectators, we want du Tough Mudder to be more about the obstacles. This year, all Half Mudders will get to experience more obstacles, more mud and more fun.

Question:

What will be the distance of du Tough Mudder 2017?

Answer:

We’re packing in more obstacles per km than ever before and significantly reducing the sand running based on valuable 2016 participant feedback. du Tough Mudder 2017 will be 10km+ for everyone.

 

Question:

Will du Tough Mudder 2017 count towards my Legionnaire status?

Answer:

Yes, just because we have reduced the distance, does not mean we’ve reduced the challenge.  We are and always will be “probably the toughest event on the planet”.

Question:

Will there be any new obstacles this year?

Answer:

Yes, The Reach Around is brand new for 2017 while the larger than life signature obstacles return with enhancements to give participants an entirely new experience.  We have even gone one-step further by completely redesigning the course to address the invaluable feedback from our 2016 edition.  The new course is designed to maximize your obstacle experience and keep your adrenaline pumping.

Here’s what we’ve announced so far but not to worry, there’s a lot more coming.  Stay tuned to our social channels for more announcements.

  • The Reach Around – Brand new for 2017
  • Arctic Enema 2.0 – Signature Obstacle
  • Electroshock Therapy – Signature Obstacle
  • The Block Ness Monster – Signature Obstacle
  • Everest 2.0 – Signature Obstacle

Question:

How much are the tickets?

Tickets for du Tough Mudder are currently AED 390 but prices will increase as we get closer to the event.

Standard Registration Includes:  du Tough Mudder Ticket, finisher headband, performance finisher tee.

Special Ops Includes:  All Standard Items. VIP parking, du Tough Mudder drawstring bag, du Tough Mudder wristband and complimentary spectator ticket.

Tickets for Mini Mudder will cost AED 50 and Spectator tickets cost AED 40

Question:

When will du Tough Mudder take place now?

Answer:

The dates will stay the same – December 8 and 9, 2017

Question: 

Can I get a refund?

Answer: 

Unfortunately not but please feel free to drop us an email at toughmudderuae@img.com

Question: 

How will my finishing time be recorded?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder is not a race. It is an event to be completed. We built this event for people to push themselves and see what they are capable of. We sincerely believe that worrying too much

about your time takes away from some of the most important parts of du Tough Mudder. Namely, camaraderie and teamwork. World’s Toughest Mudder no longer requires an entry time.

Question: 

Can I skip an obstacle?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder is not supposed to be about getting a faster time than your friends, so it’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you, just go around it – no shame there. However, if you are skipping an obstacle just to improve your time, then we think you are only cheating yourself. You paid to do the course – why not actually do it?

Question: 

How do I get around as a spectator?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder configures the course for easy access that allows spectators to keep up with their friends and family members. We do this by providing shortcuts to obstacles, so you aren’t walking the entire 12-mile course. While your friends are slogging away, you can skip ahead and wait for them to arrive at the next obstacle. As a spectator, you will be able to see a majority of the obstacles that your friends will be struggling to overcome. Make sure to bring a camera!

Question: 

What can spectators bring?

Answer:

We allow you to bring folding chairs, pushchairs, video recorders, cameras, and purses/bags. Please bear in mind the nature of a du Tough Mudder¨ course as pushchairs may be hard to navigate round the course. We cannot allow outside food, alcohol or any pets into the event. For more information on what to bring, you can visit the specific event page at which you are spectating one-week before the event.

Question: 

How should I train for du Tough Mudder?

Answer: 

Look out for our du Tough Mudder tips.

Question: 

How fit do I have to be to participate?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder events are designed to test all round fitness. However, fitness alone will not get you round the course. You will also need mental endurance to complete the course and overcome the obstacles. You will need to train beforehand so look out for our training tips.

Is du Tough Mudder safe?

Answer: 

While we build our events to be challenging, safety is our top priority at du Tough Mudder, and experts are involved at every step of the process to keep you safe. Over the past five years, more than 2 million people have safely completed a du Tough Mudder course, making participating in a du Tough Mudder event 11x safer than running a marathon and 20x safer than competing in a triathlon.

If you need any assistance during the event, you’ll find on-site safety personnel, with medical experts including ALS, EMT, paramedics, water rescue technicians and emergency response personnel, to ensure your needs are met.

Question: 

What is included in the entry fee?

Answer: 

In addition to participation in the event itself, you also get an official du Tough Mudder¨ headband if you complete the course, a finishers t-shirt and a cold refreshment.