Tough Mudder Camping FAQ

Tough Mudder Camping FAQ

You want to join Tough Mudder, and you think about buying a camping pass?

We answer you the most important questions, so that you're well prepared. 🙂

Tough Mudder Camping FAQ

  1. Who is allowed to join the official Tough Mudder camping, how much does the camping ticket cost, and which benefits are included?
  2. When can I arrive to camp and when do I need to check out?
  3. How close are the event area, the parking zone, and the camping area together?
  4. How noisy is it at the camping area – am I able to get a good night's sleep before my Tough Mudder run?
  5. What can I expect from the toilets and showers?
  6. Is it allowed to have a barbecue, and how about food and drink in general?
  7. How about power supply at the camping area?
  8. What should I do with my valuables?
  9. How is the atmosphere at the Tough Mudder camping area?
  10. What should I wrap for my Tough Mudder camping?

1. Who is allowed to join the official Tough Mudder camping, how much does the camping ticket cost, and which benefits are included?

In principle, everybody is allowed to join the official Tough Mudder camping, as long as he buys a camping ticket.

So, participants, spectators, and volunteers are equally welcome!

The camping pass costs £35, and enables you to stay at the camping area from Friday to Sunday.

There aren't any reduces for one night's stays, and you have to pay per person, not per tent!

But good to know, volunteers get the camping pass cheaper. In that case, Tough Mudder sends you a promo code.

You should buy your camping ticket timely before the event, because they're limited and more expensive if you buy them locally.

The camping pass includes the parking ticket, so you can save some money.

Another nice benefit is, that you can take a warm shower while the other Mudders have to content themselves with cold water – a special kind of luxury 😉

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2. When can I arrive to camp and when do I need to check out?

Usually, you can check in on Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The last possibility to check out is Sunday on 6 p.m.

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3. How close are the event area, the parking zone, and the camping area together?

That really depends on the location, and the local conditions!

Sometimes it's only a stone's throw away, but it's also possible that you have to walk for five minutes.

However, even five minutes shouldn't be a big deal for a real Mudder!

The only point of criticism is that you're not allowed to park at the camping area. So loading and unloading in is a bit annoying 🙁

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4. How noisy is it at the camping area – am I able to get a good night's sleep before my Tough Mudder run?

Usually, that isn't a problem!

Of course, Mudders can be party peaople, but they also take care of others.

Apart from this, there's a quiet zone at the camping area, and they also have a noise curfew in the main camp site.

If you want to play it safe, earplugs might be a solution for you!

But what about recovery in general?

Of course, you can't compare sleeping in a sleeping bag with sleeping in a bed, but Mudders don't whine 😉

However, if you like it a bit comfier, you can find some useful items in our Mudder Stuff camping section.

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5. What can I expect from the toilets and showers?

If you expect luxury, then you're obviously a first time camper 😀

Camping toilets aren't much fun!

However, you should prepare yourself mentally for this “adventure”. Regard the toilets as the first obstacle you have to conquer 😉

Normally, there is enough toilet paper available, but of course the volunteers can't check the toilets every five minutes.

For this reason, you should pick up your own toilet paper to play it safe.

Basically, the shower cubicles have warm water available, but after a while there can be some bottlenecks!

Because of this, be a team player, take care of the other Mudders, and only use as much warm water as necessary!

Hurry up, because normally there is a large queue behind you!

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Tip for smart Mudders

Maybe you can imagine how the showers look like after plenty of Mudders who have taken a shower after their run…

So take care of yourself and wear flip flops!

We also recommend taking two plastic bags with you: One with your spare clothes and one for your muddy clothes!

The shower cubicles are totally under water, and dirty so this is the only possibility to hang up your clothes safely!

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6. Is it allowed to have a barbecue, and how about food and drink in general?

Bad news: Every kind of fire is forbidden because of security reasons!

So grills and gas cookers are not allowed at the camping area 🙁

If you still want a cooked meal, you'll only have two opportunities: Eating something at the official Tough Mudder area or going to a restaurant.

You'll burn a huge amount of calories during your run, so take care to have enough food and drinks with you!

It's not easy to manage the perfect nutrition for the Tough Mudder under those circumstances, but at the end of the day it's only a question of organising!

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7. How about power supply at the camping area?

They have only a few sockets for hair dryer, mobile phones, etc.

In that case, you should organise your own power!

Confine yourself to the absolutely necessary electronic devises and take care that they are fully charged when you leave home.

Furthermore, you should economise your consumption! For example you can turn off your mobile phone while you're running (hopefully without mobile phone 😀 ).

To charge your mobile phone, GoPro or whatever, a power bank fits the purpose.

You can find some suitable power banks in our Mudder Stuff camping section.

In a case of emergency, you can also use the cigar lighter in your car.

But remember – we're talking about only being 48 hours without power. That shouldn't be the toughest challenge at this weekend! 😀

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8. What should I do with my valuables?

First of all it should be clear that you should only take the really necessary things with you!

Our Tough Mudder check list gives you a good overview about the most important stuff.

The camping area is well guarded, so that only people with a camping ticket are able to come inside.

Therefore, your valuables should be relatively safe, because Mudders normally don't pinch stuff from other Mudders!

But of course, there is no guarantee!

For this reason, we recommend carrying your valuables along with you, or to put them into the glovebox of your car.

During the run you can also deposit them at the cloakroom.

However, if you don't want to follow our advice, and want to leave your valuables in the tent instead, so take at least care to put them into a bag.

You shouldn't make it too easy for thieves 😉

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9. How is the atmosphere at the Tough Mudder camping area?

Based on our experiences, the atmosphere at the camping area is great!

You can get in touch with other Mudders easily, because the camping area is a place of like-minded people.

It's usual to share stuff with other Mudders, and to make party together.

It's like one big Mudder family 🙂

For this reason, we would rather camp than stay in a four-star hotel!

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10. What should I wrap for my Tough Mudder camping?

Take a look in our Tough Mudder check list. Here you can find all necessary items for your camping trip!

You lack something, for example a tent, a sleeping bag, a power bank, earplugs or whatever?

Then it's worth looking in our Mudder Stuff camping section!

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