Tough Mudder Scotland 5k (Saturday)
Looking for something completely unique to do this Summer? Tough Mudder 5k is for you, featuring 13 epic obstacles (some you'll know and others you won't) and tons of mud. Don't worry about how fast you can run, or how many monkey bars you can swing across, this event is all about having a great time.
Challenge yourself to 5 kilometres of mud and awesome obstacles. We're taking the Tough Mudder party to Dalkeith Country Park for more mud, fun and teamwork than you can shake a stick at.
And the fun isn't over once you've crossed that finish line and got your new headband, with street food, craft beer, music and giveaways, there's never been more to do in Mudder Village. (Start times tbc)
Performance Finisher T-Shirt
Green Finisher Headband
Ice Cold Beer
Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian, Scotland EH22 2NA
By car: You can easily get to Dalkeith Country Park from the Edinburgh city bypass. Take the exit for Dalkeith from the Sheriffhall Roundabout on to Old Dalkeith Road. Turn left shortly after this into King’s Gate. You’ll drive through a long stretch of woodland before you get to the Park. The postcode is EH22 2NA.
By bike: Dalkeith Country Park is perfect for cyclists. We have bike racks available and recommend using the Town Gate entrance (postcode EH22 2NA) or Smeaton Gate for bikes (closest to the National Cycle Route).
On foot: The best entrance if you’re walking is Town Gate (postcode EH22 2NA).
By bus: If you’re coming from Edinburgh city centre, take Lothian Buses 3, 33, 49 from Edinburgh to Dalkeith. Jump off on Dalkeith High Street, the walk is then 5-10 minutes up the High Street to the Park. From Portobello or Musselburgh, catch the number 140 East Coast bus. From Bonnyrigg take the 49 bus. Both take you to the Corn Exchange Bus Stop on Dalkeith High Street and you can walk from here.
By train: You can use the new Borders' Railway to get to Dalkeith Country Park. There are regular trains from the Borders and Edinburgh City Centre to Eskbank Station. You can then walk from here (25 minutes) or get on the number 40 Lothian Bus from outside the Tesco opposite the station to Dalkeith High Street.
Car parking will be available close by. Charges will apply.
Tough Mudder 5k waves will run from 10:00am to 3:15pm on Saturday.
Tough Mudder 5k participants must be at least 13yrs; Tough Mudder Classic participants must be at least 14yrs; Mini Mudder participants must be aged 5-12yrs.
Any participant under the age of 18 taking part in the Tough Mudder 5K or Tough Mudder Classic events will need to be accompanied on course by a chaperone.
What to bring:
- A Positive Attitude
- ID + your ticket (printed or screenshot)
- Change of Clothing + Shoes
- Sun cream
- Plastic Bag (for wet, muddy gear)
- Cash for snacks and extra drinks
What to wear:
- A good pair of running shoes (that you're not too attached to) with good cushioning, traction, and drainage.
- Form-fitting, light weight, breathable gear (always check the weather and adjust accordingly).
- Awesome fancy dress (if that's your thing).
Bag drop is £3 cash.
The course is designed to be difficult and the terrain is at times muddy, slippery and can be potentially dangerous. You will be wet after the first couple of miles. You must be able to swim 50m if you attempt the Walk the Plank obstacle. If you do not feel comfortable about completing an obstacle, do not attempt it - move on to the next.
Running alone? We’ve got your back. In 2020 all events will have designated solo runner waves so you can meet other lone wolves, form a muddy pack and get goal-crushing.
TM Scotland seems to be getting less tough and less muddy
The obstacles are always great and clearly take thought and a brilliant level of build you can only really get at these events.
Its a really good event for a family and friends team thats for sure.
Shame to see the mile of mud being more like a 30meters of mud nowadays and the Block ness monster a definite favourite being only two blocks long this year.