May 6, 2018

Central Texas

25% Off. Use Code: CTX20

Event Overview

5Miles 13Obstacles 1Extraordinary Experience
10Miles 20+Obstacles
3Miles 10Obstacles 1Fearless 5K

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.

Central Texas 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
$59 $79 /ea.
+ taxes & fees

Tough Mudder TM5K Central Texas 2018 Video

Stuff you'll get

Action Photos Performance Finisher T-Shirt Green Finisher Headband Ice Cold Beer

Other ways to participate

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VIP Corporate Packages

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Mudder Passes

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Regional Pass

Buy a Tough Mudder Regional pass and get access to any 3 North American events of your choice (for less than $90 per event).

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Seasonal Pass

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McMahan Ranch
290 Old Lake Road
Smithville , TX , 78957
United States
Texas US
Travel Time

Austin: 50 minutes
San Antonio: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Houston: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Tough Mudder TM5K Event Day

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? Complete your account setup here. Then follow these instructions to create/join a team or manage your team.

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. Participant Ticket*

Print it or have it ready on your phone. Registration confirmation is sent from [email protected] or you can login to to access your ticket. Complete your account set up here .

3. Cash

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.

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.


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 (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

Local Sponsors

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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