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Tough Mudder Challenge: Tri-State Edition

Three out of four of our Birchbox Tough Mudders!: Linden (left), Jereme (center), and Miko (right). 

Our idea of hardcore is waking up before sunrise to attend a spin class, but a 45 minute sweat sesh on a bike is a cake walk compared to a Tough Mudder challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Tough Mudders are events specially designed by British Special Forces that push entrants to their physical limits (and get this, they even refer to themselves as ”Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet”).

We love a good challenge so this past weekend, Birchbox sponsored the Tri-State Tough Mudder challenge in Englishtown, New Jersey. We had some very brave (naive?) staffers participate and for those who attended, there was a Birchbox tent with a fully stocked clean up station. Since the event has an obstacle course that includes everything from crawling through mud pits to scaling walls, we we’re thrilled to supply post-event necessities like C.O Bigelow Shampoo and Conditioner, (MALIN+GOETZ) Bergamot Body Wash, and Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Click through for some of our favorite highlights from the day. Have you ever participated in a Tough Mudder challenge? 

Birchbox staffers Matt Field and Matt Hertz watching Tough Mudders take their places at the start line. To even enter the starting pen, Mudders had to climb over a large wooden wall.

Team Birchbox takes off with an orange smoke bang! Our super-human Tough Mudders (from left to right): Jennie, Miko, Linden, and Jereme

Our next door neighbor, Bic, was offering to shave participants heads (in a variety of cuts) to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project. This school teacher decided she wanted a mohawk before she took on the day’s challenges. We love gutsy ladies!

To make it over this reverse slide, Mudders had to sprint up the rounded wall then jump for a high ledge. Generous Mudders who finished first came back to the slide to help others. (One of the tenets of participating in the challenge is to build camaraderie with fellow Mudders).

The Wounded Warrior Carry required Mudders to piggyback another participant (or be carried) for a lengthy stretch.

One of the final obstacles in the challenge required Mudders to scramble up and over this large wooden wall.

Triumphant Mudders crossing the Finish line—11 miles and more than a dozen obstacles after the start.

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