On the 1st of October, 2016, the island of the gods will become the host to Tough Mudder Bali, a world-renowned endurance event that is the ultimate test of strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Whilst huge in the UK, USA, Australia and other countries, this is Tough Mudder’s debut in Southeast Asia and perhaps not many know of what this challenge entails… so let us at NOW! Bali to tell you a little more, and tell you why you should get involved!


Tough Mudder Bali 2016 jimbaran
Tough Mudder was founded in 2010 and is a fitness-event series of up to 20km of military-style obstacle courses. It was styled around British Special Forces training and seriously tests the limits of people’s minds and bodies. Sure, it sounds daunting but we’ve come up with 5 reasons you have to join Tough Mudder Bali in October 2016:

(1) This isn’t a race! Here’s what makes Tough Mudder totally different, this is a challenge against yourself. It’s an opportunity to push yourself to new capabilities, a chance to train and get fit and see what you are capable of. You’ll be running, jumping, climbing, lifting, crawling, swinging and of course getting super muddy throughout the whole thing – but it’s all for you!

Tough Mudder Bali 2016

(2) Tough Mudder is about camaraderie and teamwork. Everyone there is there to help you through your struggles and difficulties, and this is embedded deep down into the culture of the whole series around the world.  It is a hub for human positivity, something we are needing more and more in today’s world. So many runners from past events have commented on the new friends they made and the really positive atmosphere they felt throughout the challenge.


Tough Mudder Bali 2016 Obstacle

(3) The Obstacles. This is something that comes out of pure creativity. The Tough Mudder series is known for their huge obstacles, made to test the abilities of the human body. You’ll likely be amazed at what Bali has in store (yet to be revealed), but from NOW! Bali’s conversations with the Tough Mudder organisers, they assure us they have spared no expense in creating something epic for everyone to look forward to.

Tough Mudder Bali Obstacle
One of the obstacles at a previous Tough Mudder, taken from the official 2016 Youtube video.

(4) It’s Tough Mudder… in Bali ! Do we really have to say more? Set on the rolling hills of Jimbaran, through sparse bushland, beach views and the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing at the feet of the buki. It’s said to be the most idyllic, picturesque place that Tough Mudder has ever taken place. The diverse landscape also brings about new possibilities in creating amazing obstacles and challenges – yet to be revealed. Here’s the venue below:

Tough Mudder Bali Jimbaran Hijau
The location for Tough Mudder Bali 2016, Jimbaran Hijau


(5) Mudder Village, where your friends and family can go to support and spectate. Filled with drinks, food, other refreshments and entertainment, this is also where you’ll end up when you’ve crossed the finish line to celebrate with all the other mudders. Hoo-rah! 

So, are you a Tough Mudder Lover? 

Are you in? We’re sure we’ve convinced you. Head on over the Tough Mudder Bali website and sign up individually, as a team, or even as a corporate team! By registering, you also receive some awesome goodies: an official TM head band, performance Finisher t-shirt, a Finisher beer/refreshment.

Also, probably some pictures of you looking seriously hardcore that you can use for your next profile picture.

Sign Up – Your Time is Now

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For Information and Tickets visit www.toughmudder.id
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NOW Bali Editorial Team

NOW Bali Editorial Team

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