August 25 & 26, 2018


Hurry - Prices Rise 3/29

Event Overview

5Miles 13Obstacles 1Extraordinary Experience
10Miles 20+Obstacles
3Miles 10Obstacles 1Fearless 5K
Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course

Wing your way to wild Winnebago County where Tough Mudder Half Chicago is set to push Mudders to their very best for the third season in a row. Rockford International Airport might not sound imposing, but when you’re mudding the course at Tough Mudder Half Chicago you’ll thank your luckiest muddin’ hat that the only hills you see are the ones off in the distance. This sprawling course, located smack dab in between Chicago and Milwaukee, will put you through your paces and then some. Make sure you recruit a crew you’re ready to conquer with because Rockford might provide some pretty views of river and farmland, but it’s no leisurely taxi down the runway. It’s epic, taken to new heights.

5 miles, 13 obstacles

You and your crew better be in tip-top Muddin’ shape (or at least pretty good shape) if you’re gonna conquer Tough Mudder Half Chicago, and earn you way to your best weekend of 2018.


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

Chicago 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Single Ticket
$89 /ea.
+ taxes & fees
Multiple Tickets
$89 /ea.
+ taxes & fees

Tough Mudder Half Chicago 2018 Video

Stuff you'll get

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

Free training guide


Other ways to participate

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Mudder Passes

Don't want to stop at just 1 event? Get more Mudder action and big savings when you buy a regional or season pass.

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

Take on as many events as you want with our North American Season Pass (for less than $20 per event). Buy now, choose later.

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Rockford International Airport
6100 Beltline Rd
Rockford , IL , 61109
United States
Illinois US
Travel Time

Chicago: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Milwaukee, WI: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Tough Mudder Half 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.


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


The Rockford region is a Real. Original. City of Gardens and rivers, and a wonderful place to spend a life - or a weekend. Explore one of our museums, visit unique shops, eat at one of our many restaurants, or relax at one of our hotels. You'll be In Good Company in Real. Original. Rockford!


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