Event Overview

5 Miles. 13 Obstacles. 1 Extraordinary Experience

Escape the ordinary with Tough Mudder Half NorCal Presented by Merrell. Tough Mudder Half isn’t a race - it’s the best 5-mile mud obstacle course challenge on the planet (with no ice or electricity). It’s a community of 2 million strong who’ve already found camaraderie on the course and in the mud...and it’s your first step toward warrior status. With the help of your fellow NorCal Mudders, you’ll overcome our highest-rated obstacles, adrenaline-pumping challenges...and the little voice in your head that says “you can’t.”


Incredible Venue, Challenging Course

Get ready to rally your pit crew and hit the course at redline, because this season, we’re taking tough to Sonoma Raceway. Located just 30 minutes outside San Francisco, Tough Mudder Half NorCal’s got the goods - grassy knolls, rolling hills, elevation changes and a course so expansive you can mud yourself right into the Bay Area. Tough Mudder Half NorCal is the place to meet, mud, and motor. Looking for a ride from San Francisco? View Skedaddle routes and don’t forget to book your ride back home too! Must be 18 years old to participate.


Pricing

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


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Single Ticket
Standard Registraion
$99/ea
+ taxes & fees
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$109/ea
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2 ticket bundle
buy one get one 20% off
$89/ea
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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.
SAVE BIG WITH MUDDER PASSES

Don’t want to stop at 1 event? Save big when you buy a 2017 Tough Mudder Regional Pass and get access to any 3 North American events of your choice (for less than $90 per event). Or take on as many events as you want with our 2017 North American Season Pass (for less than $20 per event). Buy now, choose later.

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?

  • Spectators

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

  • Tough Mudder NorCal

    Ready for More Mud? Sign up for Tough Mudder NorCal

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.

Hotels

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Parking & Transportation

Parking

All attendees must purchase a parking pass to park on site at the event. Save time and money by purchasing your parking pass now. Quantities are limited.

Saturday Parking Options

Premium Parking - $30 online only - Just a few feet from Mudder Village, the best parking TMHQ has to offer. Your journey as a team starts before the course. Parking space is limited - carpooling is encouraged. Address: Sonoma Raceway, Gate 7 Entrance, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

General Parking - $20.00 cash onsite only - Around a ¼ - ½ mile walk to Mudder Village. Parking is limited and will be available day-of on a first come, first served basis. Address: Sonoma Raceway, Gate 7 Entrance, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

Handicapped Parking: is also available close to Mudder Village. Ensure handicapped pass is visible. Address: Sonoma Raceway, Gate 7 Entrance, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

Click here to purchase your Saturday parking pass.

Sunday Parking Options

General Parking - $20.00 cash onsite only - Around a ¼ - ½ mile walk to Mudder Village. All parking will be available day-of, cash only. Address: Sonoma Raceway, Gate 7 Entrance, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

Handicapped Parking: is also available close to Mudder Village. Ensure handicapped pass is visible. Address: Sonoma Raceway, Gate 7 Entrance, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

SKEDADDLE

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.

Gear

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

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