Tough Mudder’s monster of the midway is arguably the world’s most amphibious challenge. Meandering through rugged trails, in and out of bone-chilling ponds and over a rushing creek, this course will soak you in both water and sweat. Add our mind-numbing obstacles to the mix and one thing’s for certain: this Windy City sidewinder will blow you away.
Event LocationRichmond Hunting Club
Chicago: 1 hr., 30 mins.
Springfield: 4 hrs.
Milwaukee, WI:1 hr., 15 mins.
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|Early Bird Discount||Oct 1 - Oct 24||Sold Out||Sold Out|
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|Weekend Entry||May 10 - May 11||Sold Out||Sold Out|
Saturday sold out. Please do not contact customer service. Any additional tickets will be allocated first come first serve to the wait list.
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COURSE TYPE: Backwoods
TOTAL DISTANCE: 10-12 miles
FIRST AID/WATER STATIONS: 5+
MUD TYPE: Deep, dark, sticky mud
AVG PRECIPITATION: 3.5 in./mo.
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Join our team of Tough Mudder Volunteers (MVPs) and create a life-changing experience for yourself and others. Or, if you’re participating, get your supporters (who are ready for the mud, but not the electric shocks) to volunteer so they can still be part of your day. As an added perk, our MVPs get up to 90% off registration.
What to Bring
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- Ticket(s): Either print your EventBrite ticket(s) or download the EventBrite app to display your tickets on your phone when you arrive at check-in.
- Signed Waiver: Print and sign your waiver before arriving on-site. This will speed up your check-in process.
- Photo ID: A valid photo ID is required to verify your registration. Your ID must have your picture. You will not be allowed in without proper identification, defined as a government-issued ID with name, signature, photo and birth date such as a driver’s license or passport. Don’t leave your ID in the car – you’ll have to go back and get it.
- Cash: Bring a pocket full of cash for concessions, beer & merchandise. ATMs will be available in the base area, but we strongly recommend you bring cash with you – ATM service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.
- Normal running shoes. Spikes or cleats are strictly prohibited.
- Gloves and hat (if weather is cold).
- Warm/dry clothing to change into after the event.
- Costumes. Creativity. A sense of humor.
- Optional: Hydration system filled with water, not beer.
- Not optional: Please arrive fully hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.
Parking & Check-In
When you arrive
Before and after the event
Team, double weekend & more
All participants and spectators must sign a waiver in order to enter the event. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver for them.
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What to Wear
All attendees must buy a parking ticket to park at the event. All parking is off-site (at Country Thunder, entrance: 40733 110th St, Genoa City, WI 53128) about a 10 minute shuttle ride from the venue. Parking is $10 in advance or $15 cash on site.
Need a ride? We're offering a chartered buses from downtown Chicago (intersection of Clinton st. and Madison st.) to the event and back for $45. Check out the details here.
Additional parking details and check-in times will be available 1 week before event weekend.
Charter buses are available from downtown Chicago to the event site and back.
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Schedule is as follows:
8:00am Bus departs Chicago
9:30am Arrive at Richmond Hunting Club
4:30pm Depart for Chicago
Pick up/Drop off location: Downtown Chicago, intersection of Clinton St and Madison St. $45 round trip. Participants can avoid paying $10-15 for parking on-site and avoid taking shuttle buses to site (about a 10 minute ride).
Saturday Start Waves (7:00AM–1:20PM)
Saturday start waves will be released every 20 minutes starting at 7:40 AM until 1:20 PM.
After 1:20 PM, participants will not be allowed to check in. After the final wave is released at 1:20 PM, no one will be allowed to begin the course.
Sunday Start Waves (9:00AM–11:00AM)
Sunday start waves will be released every 20 minutes starting at 9:40 AM until 11:00 AM.
After 11:00 AM, participants will not be allowed to check in. After the final wave is released at 11:00 AM, no one will be allowed to begin the course.
PRO TIP: If you don’t want to rush to the start chute, plan to check in an hour before your start wave.
If members of the same team are assigned to different start times, the entire team is permitted to join the latest start time assigned to a team member. Participants may not move to an earlier start time.
If you registered as of May 5, find your start times here. If you registered after May 5, your start time will be sent to you next week.
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, participants have been assigned to the closest available start time to what they requested when registering for the event. However, due to demand, participants may find that they are not in the start group time they had requested. Please do not contact us requesting a time change.
The base area, known as 'Mudder Village' hosts a range of services and activities for you to access throughout the day.
Get your questions answered at the info desk located in the registration check-in area.
Once you walk through participant registration and get your face marked, head straight to the bag drop tent. Bag drop is for participants only. There is typically a $10 CASH ONLY charge for bag drop, 25% of which goes straight to Wounded Warrior Project. Space is limited, so share a bag with your teammates. If you have pre-purchased bag drop, please make sure to bring your receipt with you and have your photo ID ready.
We’ll be blasting awesome pump-up music in the base area throughout the entire day, along with food, beer and lots of great vibes. Mudders are welcome to sit back and relax before and after their start waves.
Merch and concessions will be on sale throughout the day of the event. There will be a limited number of ATMs located in the base area, but we strongly recommend you bring cash with you – service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.
Food and beverages will be on sale throughout the day. You can find these at the concessions area inside the base area. Vegetarian food will also be available. Beer will be available for the duration of the weekend for those who are 21 and over. Drink Responsibly.
Portable toilets for participants and spectators are located in the base area, once you have gone through registration.
Lost and Found
If you find anything that doesn’t belong to you, please, be a model citizen and turn it in at the info desk. If you lose something (trust us, this happens a lot...we once found an engagement ring in the parking lot), check at the info desk. TMHQ takes all unclaimed items at the end of the day, so if the info desk doesn’t have it, you should submit your lost item here. Anything that sits in TMHQ for over 30 days goes straight to the thrift store.
If your credit card information has changed, you will need to work with your credit card provider to get the credit moved to another account.
If you are active or a veteran of the military, you qualify for a $10 military rebate. Visit the Mudder Savings page after event weekend to redeem your military rebate. Your rebate will be refunded to the credit card you used to register for your Tough Mudder event within 6 weeks after event weekend.
If you raise more than $150 for Wounded Warrior Project, you will automatically receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to purchase your Tough Mudder registration within 6 weeks after event weekend. There is nothing more you need to do. You can find your fundraising page on EventBrite.
If you are on a team of 6 teammates of more, you qualify for a team discount. Check back at the end of March for updated instructions on how to claim yours. Visit the Mudder Savings page for details.
Double Weekend Discount
If you are truly tough and register for both days, we will give you 50% off your second day registration. Once you have registered and paid for both days, email us via our Contact Form and we will refund 50% of your Sunday registration.
Full Chicago 2014 Information Packet
everything you wish you didn't know.
The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake & Conference Center is our official Tough Mudder host hotel. If you want to enjoy a beer with your fellow Mudders at our official hotel after party, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is the place for you. For discounted rates at this and other exclusive Mudder lodging options, book your hotel below.
If you need a ride, we're now offering a chartered buses from downtown Chicago to the event and back on Saturday. Check out the details here.
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From pre-event to post-event, our timeline makes sure you never skip a beat.
Our photographers will be out there on the course taking action shots of you and your teammates. In the week after the event, stay tuned for an email with your photos and go to our Facebook page to view the event photo album. In the meantime, go check out our galleries on Mudder Nation.
Tough Mudder Tattoos
Many Mudders like to get a tattoo of our logo to commemorate their achievement. We think this is great, so once you get inked, fill out a tattoo registration entry form to get free entry into a Tough Mudder event of your choice. Please note: our UK, AU and CAN venues don't allow tattoos on-site, so you'll need to find a local establishment that can oblige.