Tough Mudder 2019

Unfortunately the Tough Mudder has been cancelled due to the threat of bushfires in Sydney this weekend. We will refund all participants their ticket cost as soon as possible.

Any donations received to date will still go towards our Cambodian women’s empowerment project. If you have any questions about a donation you’ve made for the Tough Mudder, please contact us.


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.

Join our team

Book your spot on our team to save $45 on the full-price Tough Mudder registration and support an incredible cause.

As part of our team, you’ll be raising money to help vulnerable women and girls in Cambodia break free from poverty.

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 one hour 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 marginalised women and girls in Kampong Thom, Cambodia, where almost 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line.

Most villagers in Kampong Thom are subsistence farmers who struggle to meet their day-to-day needs. After the harvest season, many migrate to find extra 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 improve their income, savings and overall financial literacy, helping lift their families out of poverty.

Led by local champions like Mrs Nu, 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

Fundraising is part of the Tough Mudder challenge! When you join our team, you’ll set up an easy-to-use fundraising page on Everyday Hero that allows you to take tax-deductible donations from friends, family, and colleagues.

If you raise $500 you’ll receive a $10 Boost gift card. Raise $1,000 and we’ll refund you the $100 Tough Mudder registration fee!