August 24 & 25, 2019

Chicago

15% off. Use code HOLIDAY15

Event Overview

3Miles 13Obstacles
10Miles 20Obstacles
3Miles 10Obstacles
A New Breed of 5K

Tough Mudder 5K Chicago is the fun run that is packed with the most epic obstacles in the industry. The course at Rockford International Airport is smack dab in the middle of Chicago and Milwaukee, and absolutely perfect for a Tough Mudder event. You and your crew will cruise through sprawling, large open farm fields and have the best weekend of your year. Tough Mudder 5K Chicago isn’t just another mud run, it's a new breed of 5K.


3 Miles, 13 Obstacles

Tough Mudder 5K is pulling out all the stops for an epic bash so fun you’ll have no choice but to have the time of your life. It all starts and ends in Mudder Village with killer live entertainment, epic games and challenges, authentic local food, and a never ending-supply of Mudder Nation camaraderie. After you’re done crushing the course, the good times keep rolling with a frosty cold finisher beer and your new best friends from course.


Chicago 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
$49 $55 /ea.
+ taxes & fees

Stuff you'll get

Action Photos Performance Finisher T-Shirt Green Finisher Headband Ice Cold Beer
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Other ways to participate

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Charity

Ever thought about running a Tough Mudder for free? Find out how you can join a team to take on a Tough Mudder and fundraise for a great cause.

Support our official charity partner, Team Rubicon.

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Tough Mudder's Charity Family

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Mudder Passes

Don't want to stop at just one event? Get more Mudder action and big savings when you buy a Three-Pack Pass or Season Pass.

Three-Pack Pass

Buy a Tough Mudder Three-Pack Pass and get access to any three North American events of your choice (savings of up to 60% off event day pricing).

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Season Pass

Take on as many events as you want with our North American Season Pass (as low as $11 per event). Buy now, choose later.

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Location

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

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

Tough Mudder 5K 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. Signed waiver*

Print it and bring it with you.

3. Active.com Participant Ticket*

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

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.

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Parking and Bag Drop
Saturday Parking Options

General Parking - $15 ONLINE or $20 CASH onsite - Save time and money by purchasing in advance.

Address: 6100 Beltline Road, Rockford, IL

Sunday Parking Options

General Parking - $15 ONLINE or $20 CASH onsite - Save time and money by purchasing in advance.

Address: 6100 Beltline Road, Rockford, IL

Bag Drop

$8 online or $10 CASH onsite - Save time and money by purchasing in advance.

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

Handicapped Parking: is also available close to Mudder Village.

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

Running Alone? Join our team.

Running Alone? We’ve got your back. In 2019 all events will have designated Solo Runner Waves so you can meet other lone wolves, form a muddy pack and get goal-crushing.

Here’s how to join:

1. Complete your account setup HERE. Then follow these instructions to Join a Team Post-Registration.
2. Search for team name Solo Runners
3. Join the team and have a blast with your new Mudder teammates.