Event Overview

Same Awesome Venue, New Course

There’s nothing pleasant about Tough Mudder Carolinas Presented by Merrell - except for the view. Foil Farms at Mt. Pleasant, just a short drive from Charlotte in Cabarrus County, offers Mudders a wide variety of ways to test themselves in 2017. Sure the foliage will be fantastic - but you’ll be too busy pressing on through thickets and mud, urging tired muscles and screaming thighs to the finish line, to appreciate all that yellow, green, and gold.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

Ready to leave the ordinary behind and make some fresh muddy memories at Tough Mudder Carolinas? You’ll do all that and more when you tackle classic Tough Mudder mud run obstacles and brand new 2017 upgrades. Ordinary won’t know what hit it. Looking for a ride from Charlotte, Raleigh or Durham? View Skedaddle routes and don’t forget to book your ride back home too!


Every Participant ticket purchase includes:
Headband, Performance Finisher Tee, Beer, Insurance

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All New: Tougher Mudder Ticket

Tougher Mudder takes our signature Tough Mudder course and adds a competitive, timed twist. This first start wave of Saturday of event weekend allows Mudders to push themselves to a new level on the classic course, while still maintaining our core values of teamwork and camaraderie.

    What You Get:
  • Access to the first wave of the day
  • Official Course Time
  • Eligibilty to win prize money
  • Tougher Mudder Finisher Tee
  • Tougher Mudder Headband

Tougher Mudder tickets are available for Saturday on a Tough Mudder weekend. Purchase a Tough Mudder participant ticket and a Tougher Mudder Add-On ticket. Ticket sales stop at 11:59PM the Thursday before event weekend and are not available on site.

Already registered for a Tough Mudder event? Buy a $20 add-on to your already purchased Tough Mudder ticket to upgrade to this competitive start wave.

VIP Corporate Packages

Be a Badass Boss. Make the executive decision to take team building to the most epic level imaginable. Rally the troops and start your team journey today. Nothing bonds a team quite like mud.

  • Private Team Tent
  • Catered Lunch
  • Extra Beer
  • Private Bartender, Masseuse, Hot Tub - if you can dream it, we can do it.
reserve 8 am start wave

Get the peace of mind that you’ll automatically be in the 8:00 AM wave with First Mud. You will have access to the first Tough Mudder start wave of the day when the course is best and the mud is fresh. First Mud tickets are available for Saturday on a Tough Mudder weekend only. Already registered for a Tough Mudder event? Buy a $10 add-on to your already purchased Tough Mudder ticket to upgrade to this 8:00 AM wave.

Raise Money for Charity and Run for Free

Ever thought about running a Tough Mudder for free? Support our our official charity partner, Team Rubicon, or choose from the 100+ organizations in our Charity Family who do amazing work for those in need. Find out how you can join their teams to take on Tough Mudder and fundraise for a great cause.

Want More?

  • Mini Mudder

    An awesome 1-mile obstacle course for adventurous kids 7 - 12 years old

  • Spectators

    Cheer on your Mudders and enjoy our action-packed Mudder Village base area

  • Tough Mudder Half Carolinas

    Too Tough for your friends? Get them to sign up for Tough Mudder Half Carolinas

Mini mudder Family Package - $30 Savings

Get the Mini Mudder Family Package and make it a day out for the whole family. You get 2 Mini Mudder entries + 2 Spectators, with over $30 in savings.

  • Mini Mudder entries + 2 spectators
  • 1 mile of mud and the craziest obstacles around
  • Finisher headbands for all Mini Mudders at the finish line

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Volunteer & Run for as little as $20

Volunteer and join 'probably the best team on the planet'. You'll be at the heart of the mud covered action, plus you'll get awesome perks:

  • Get a discount to a future Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half, or Tough Mudder 5k and run for up to 90% off
  • Free Tough Mudder MVP T-shirt and gear
  • The feel good factor as you support mudders and change lives
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Event Information

create your team

Want to run the course at the same time as your friends and family? Make sure to create your team no later than two weeks before the event (two Monday’s prior). If you do not create or join a team by this date, we will not be able to guarantee the same start time for you and your teammates.

Need help on how to create or join a team? Click here.

Event Day

Start Times

Please arrive 45 minutes before your assigned start time to ensure you can park, check in, drop your bag, and get to the Warm Up Zone 20 minutes before your start time. START TIMES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. For more info, visit our FAQ page here.

PLEASE NOTE:Due to high demand, some participants have been assigned a different start time than requested. Please do not contact us directly as we will not be able to accommodate changes.

What to Bring

1. A valid photo ID*

Don’t forget it in your car.

2. Signed waiver*

Print it and bring it with you.

3. Participant Eventbrite Ticket*

Print it or have it ready on your phone.

4. Start Time Confirmation Email*

This will be sent along with your start time the week before the event, but if you don’t receive it, click here to look up your time.

5. Cash

For bag drop, food, and (more) beer.

*Items 1 - 4 are necessary to enter event.

What to Wear

At all events, we suggest wearing normal running shoes – spikes and cleats are strictly prohibited, but Merrell shoes are highly encouraged. Dress in comfortable clothing (or a costume that will make you more stylish on course) and bring dry clothing to change into once you’re done.
If it’s cold, gloves are recommended. If it’s hot, sunscreen is a necessity. No matter what the weather is, make sure to come hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.

Bag Drop

If you don’t plan on traveling home muddy, you’ll probably want to bring a change of clothes. Stop by the bag drop tent to store your belongings while you’re on course. $10, CASH ONLY.

Mini Mudder

Mini Mudder is a 1-mile muddy obstacle course designed for Tough Mudders-In-Training. Start waves will be every hour on the hour from 9am - 11am and 1pm - 4pm. Sunday, waves will be at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Children must be at least 42 inches tall and accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


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Parking & Transportation


Please stay tuned for email updates and check back closer to event weekend for detailed parking information.


Skedaddle is the best way to get to Tough Mudder. Start or join a professionally driven ride directly from your neighborhood to the start of the event! Ride with other Mudders from your city and leave the logistics to Skedaddle--they’ll hook you up with a van or bus straight to the venue.

Looking for a ride to and from the race? Check out Skedaddle’s available routes here.

As a Skedaddle rider, you will automatically be placed in Skedaddle’s 11am start wave.


Shop official Tough Mudder gear on site. We have a merch tent in Mudder Village full of everything you need. In the meantime, beat the crowds and shop online at the Tough Mudder Gear Shop

Local Sponsors

Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Small town charm meets big city adventure in North Carolina’s southern piedmont, located about 20 minutes north of uptown Charlotte. Known as “Where Racing Lives,” this destination is home to an unmatched motorsports attractions including Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway The Dirt Track. Feel the banking and stop in Victory Circle on a tour of the legendary superspeedway.

With 90% of NASCAR race shops located in Cabarrus County and the surrounding area, there's never an idle moment in the heart of racing country. Step inside top NASCAR team race shops including Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and more to go behind the scenes to see what makes these teams well-oiled machines. A visit to Kannapolis includes Stewart-Haas Racing as well as a chance to explore the life legendary NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt at Dale Earnhardt Plaza and19 other stops along The Dale Trail self-guided tour.

Whether you prefer the split-second adrenaline rush of a dragster or whipping through the banked corners of a superspeedway in a stock car, the opportunity to drive or ride along is yours. Options include the Richard Petty Driving Experience, NASCAR Racing Experience, Roy Hills Drag Racing School, Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience, Mario Andretti Racing Experience and more.

Keep the crew entertained at Concord Mills, the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas. Concord Mills is home to over 200 stores including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers and unique specialty stores including the state’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, and entertainment from SEA LIFE Aquarium, AMC Theatre, The Speedpark and Dave & Buster’s.

In the heart of racing country, the legal liquor still packs the kick of the outlawed kind. Southern Grace Distilleries crafts small batch whiskey and offers tours at their new locations inside a former prison.

Another kind of shine can be found just up the road at Reed Gold Mine—the site of the first documented discovery of gold in the continental United States. Today, NC’s only underground mine still open to the public welcomes visitors to tour the tunnels and pan for gold from April to October.

Afterwards, head next door for a wine tasting or a picnic on the 45-acre grounds at Rocky River Vineyards, a family owned vineyard producing some of the state’s sweetest award-winning wine.
Craft breweries have popped up around Cabarrus, and many tell the story of this destination through their brews. Sip at Cabarrus Brewing Company and High Branch Brewing, then stroll next door and browse endless aisles of antiques at The Depot Antique Mall. In Downtown Concord, Red Hill Brewing resides above the famous Cabarrus Creamery, and Lil’ Robert’s Place boasts over 500 craft and micro beers with 20 rotating taps. Quench your thirst at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing if you’re near Concord Regional Airport.

Historic Downtown Concord is the spot for boutique shopping, art galleries, cozy eateries and independently owned businesses with local flair. Try gems like Havana Carolina Café & Bakery for authentic Cuban cuisine and Gianni’s Trattoria, European Italian dishes and hand-tossed pizza. Or,sample North Carolina barbecue just minutes from downtown at The Smoke Pit where the line extend out the door for smoke-to- perfection prime cuts and essential southern sides.

For more information, go to VisitCabarrus.com or contact the Visitor Center at 800-848-3740. For local attractions and weekend packages, go to http://reservations.visitcabarrus.com/attraction/list/7971/m3260.


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