four-dots newsroom
May 09|Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Philly Gets Tougher Than Ever

12-hour Toughest Mudder joins Classic, 5K, Mini Mudder and Ruff Mudder in Brandywine Valley


BROOKLYN, N.Y. – May 9, 2019 –Tough Mudder, the global fitness and active lifestyle brand, is returning to Pennsylvania for the 10th year with its 2019 Tough Mudder Philly. New this year, the Philadelphia event will feature the Ruff Mudder competition for dogs and the Toughest Mudder, a 12-hour course that truly tests participants’ stamina and mental grit.

“Philadelphia has always been a popular venue for us, so we’re thrilled to now offer the Toughest Mudder for the most fearless of participants,” said Rabia Qari, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Tough Mudder, Inc. “It’s longer, it’s tougher and it boasts some of the most challenging obstacles ever designed.”

Tough Mudder Philly will take place on May 18-19 at Plantation Field in Coatesville, roughly an hour outside of Center City in the beautiful Brandywine Valley. The Toughest Mudder event will run overnight, beginning on Saturday at 8 p.m., challenging participants to power through as many five-mile laps as they can in a 12-hour period. Guaranteed to push racers past anything they’ve ever experienced before, Toughest Mudder is introducing new two-person, four-person or open team relay formats, so contestants can now share the glory and show how teamwork can truly make the dream work. Those who hit the dedicated minimum miles for each category (male, female and team relay) can qualify for Contender status at World’s Toughest Mudder in Atlanta, Georgia in November.


The Toughest Mudder joins the Tough Mudder Classic, an 8-10-mile loop of mud-soaked mayhem with 25 best-in-class obstacles, the Tough Mudder 5K, a new staple of 2019 events which crams 13 unique obstacles into a shorter distance, the Mini Mudder, a mile-long obstacle course specifically designed for adventure-seeking children, and the new Ruff Mudder, an event for the toughest of pups. Coupled with a revamped Mudder Village Festival featuring local food, cold beer, live entertainment, lawn games, giveaways and more, the events provide a day of fun for the whole family.

“For those who aren’t quite ready to tackle the Toughest Mudder, our Village Festival and other events offer fun for spectators and participants of all ability levels – whether human or canine,” continued Qari. “Bring your friends, family and pups and get ready for an awesome event.”


About Tough Mudder, Inc.

Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder obstacle course event series, Tough Mudder Inc. has become a leading global sports and active lifestyle brand. With more than 3 million participants, the company hosts more than 130 non-competitive (Mini Mudder, Tough Mudder 5K and Tough Mudder Classic) and competitive (Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder) events annually in 10 countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany. The company’s content arm provides the more than millions of engaged online brand enthusiasts with fitness, nutrition and wellness content delivered daily across social and digital platforms. Other NAM sponsorship partners include 3M’s Nexcare™ and ACE™ brands, CELSIUS, Soap & Glory, EveryManJack, Navy Federal Credit Union, Alanic, Chipotle, MuscleTech and Viewsport. UK and Germany partners include Lucozade Sport, Brewdog, Snickers Protein, Toyo Tyres, Black Tower Wine, Rawbite, and Strandgut. For more information visit

Calvin Bond

Interested in learning more?

Let's connect.


Specializing in the intersection of paid and earned media.

See what we do


We believe growth fuels opportunities for our employees and our partners.

See who we are

Please enter your name.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a company.

Select one Category | *Required

Please choose one category.

Select Services | *Required

Please choose at least one service.

Please enter a message.

01 / 05
01 / 05

We look forward to learning more. A Backbone team member will follow up with you directly.

This site uses cookies. By using this site or closing this notice, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of use.