Tough Mudder 2019

Join the Action on Poverty team for the ALL NEW Tough Mudder 5K on Sunday 17 November at Glenworth Valley.

Tough Mudder’s new 5km course is no ordinary fun run. Experience a teamwork-focused, obstacle-crammed course topped off by an epic Mudder Village Festival with live entertainment, games, and food trucks.

This year our team will be raising money to help vulnerable women in Cambodia save money, start small businesses, and lift their families out of poverty.

Register your interest in joining our team by Monday 30 September 2019 using the form on the right and we’ll be in touch shortly with more info.

Smiling woman on a rope swing

About the race

The Tough Mudder 5K is a NEW, shorter course with 13 obstacles. That’s more muddy fun and less running than the classic 16km course. The race isn’t timed. There’s no pressure, no judgement. Just a great challenge, a bunch of new friends, and amazing memories – all in support of a great cause!

The race is held at Glenworth Valley, approximately 1hr north of Sydney. Visit the Tough Mudder 5K website for more info about the course.

Muddy women on the obstacle course

About the cause

Your fundraising will support our women’s economic empowerment project in Kampong Thom, Cambodia, where 22% of people live below the poverty line.

In Kampong Thom, most villagers are poor farmers who struggle to earn enough for daily sustenance. They have no way to save money or improve their situation. After the harvest season, many people migrate to find work. Women and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking at this time.

Women holding bottles of dishwashing liquid, Cambodia - Action on Poverty

These women run a small business making and selling dishwashing liquid

This project empowers women to become economically self-sufficient by:

  • establishing savings groups;

  • offering vocational training;

  • improving access to micro-credit;

  • helping women start and operate small businesses, individually or in groups; and

  • educating women and their communities about gender-based violence.

By improving their savings and income, women like Beng play a leading role in reducing household poverty without having to leave home. Women also enjoy higher self-esteem and social standing in their communities, further reducing their risk of gender-based violence, including domestic violence.

About fundraising

When you join our team, we’ll create an online fundraising page for you using our free platform so you can take tax-deductible donations.

There’s no fundraising target, but we encourage you to share your Tough Mudder experience with friends and family and make the most of this opportunity to support vulnerable women in Cambodia. We’ll provide images and stories to help you promote the cause.

Laughing men tackle an obstacle

Join our team

Our team members can access a discounted Tough Mudder ticket that includes your race registration, head band, and Action on Poverty t-shirt.

Register your interest by Monday 30 September 2019 using the form on the right to find out more.

Tough Mudder - Register Your Interest