A New Breed of 5K
Mudder, meet the Central Texas 5K that's more than just an ordinary fun run. This course is bigger, bolder and badder than hell because that's just the way we do things in the Lone Star State. It’s a high octane, brand new fun run and it’s going down at McMahan Ranch, where you and your crew will conquer dirt bike trails, creeks, cow pastures, woods, and the thickest, swampiest mud known to man. Your best season ever has arrived.
3 Miles, 10 Iconic Tough Mudder Obstacles
This ain’t your grand-daddy’s fun run. Tough Mudder 5K Central Texas is 3 miles of best-in-class obstacles, designed and selected by our crew of genius engineers for max levels of fun and intense teamwork. None does it better than our massive finisher obstacle Happy Ending, presented by Merrell, a slippery juggernaut of epic proportions that requires real teamwork to conquer. That means even if you arrive alone, you’ll always finish Tougher Together. Bust through the finish line and the party keeps going. Grab a frosty cold beer, listen to music, hang with your new best friends from course, and soak in that sweet first taste of Tough Mudder.
Stuff you'll get
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Tough Mudder TM5K Event Day
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.
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. Active.com Participant Ticket*
For bag drop, food, and (more) beer.
*Items 1 and 2 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.
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 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.
Please stay tuned for email updates and check back closer to event weekend for discounted and exclusive accommodation options.
Parking for Tough Mudder 5K Central Texas is now on sale. Purchase your parking pass today.
Premium Parking: located onsite directly across from Mudder Village and will have you in the heart of the action in moments. | $30.00 online only.
General Parking:Around a ¼ mile walk to Mudder Village. Save time and money by purchasing in advance. | $15.00 online
Here’s how to purchase:
1. Log into Myevents.active.com (make sure you’ve claimed your registration)
2. Click “Purchase Merchandise”
3. Having trouble? Follow these instructions to purchase your parking pass
General parking is also available on site - $20 cash only.
Handicapped Parking is also available close to Mudder Village. Ensure handicapped pass is visible.
Address: 290 Old Lake Rd., Smithville, TX 78957
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