Tough Mudder Chicago’s ready to take flight again in 2019. We’re headed back to Rockford International Airport, where the mad minds at TMHQ have been putting on an absolute show the past three seasons. It wouldn’t be a Tough Mudder event if we weren’t upping the stakes in order to push Mudders like you to your best, and beyond. So get ready to aim high and reach higher - it’s almost time for takeoff.
8-10 Miles, 25 Obstacles
Tough Mudder Classic is an epic return to our badass roots in the form of 8-10 miles packed with more obstacles than ever before (25 to be exact). In 2019, we’ve taken innovation to the extreme with 10 new or updated obstacles on every single course for maximum limit-testing, goal-crushing EPIC. You’ll test your limits physically and mentally and cross the finish line stronger than you started, with your fellow Mudders by your side every step of the way.
There’s no better place to prove to yourself that you’ve got what it takes to demolish any goal you set in 2019 than Tough Mudder Classic. Because that ice-cold free finisher beer tastes even better when you’ve earned it.
Please note: Course distance, route and number or type of obstacles are subject to change and may differ from those advertised.
Every Participant ticket purchase includes:Headband, Performance Finisher Tee, Beer, Insurance
Epic action. Legendary party.
Stuff You'll Get
Performance Finisher T-Shirt
Orange Finisher Headband
Ice Cold Beer
All New: Tougher Mudder Ticket
- All New: Tougher Mudder Ticket
Tougher Mudder takes our signature Tough Mudder course and adds a competitive, timed twist. This first start wave of Saturday of event weekend allows Mudders to push themselves to a new level on the classic course, while still maintaining our core values of teamwork and camaraderie.
What You Get:
- Access to the first wave of the day
- Official Course Time
- Eligibilty to win prize money
- Tougher Mudder Finisher Tee
- Tougher Mudder Headband
Tougher Mudder tickets are available for Saturday on a Tough Mudder weekend.
- Reserve 8 AM Start Wave
Get the peace of mind that you’ll automatically be in the 8:00 AM wave with First Mud. You will have access to the first Tough Mudder start wave of the day when the course is best and the mud is fresh. First Mud tickets are available for Saturday on a Tough Mudder weekend only - just add it your registration when you sign up, for only $15.
- 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.
- 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.
Other ways to participate
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Step 1: Crew up and save big on a one of a kind experience
Step 2: Enjoy epic group chats All. Year. Long
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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.
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.
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).Learn More
Take on as many events as you want with our North American Season Pass (as low as $11 per event). Buy now, choose later.Learn More
Tough Mudder Classic, Tougher Mudder 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.
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 - $15 ONLINE or $20 CASH onsite - Save time and money by purchasing in advance.
Address: 6100 Beltline Road, Rockford, IL
$8 online or $10 CASH onsite - Save time and money by purchasing in advance.
Here’s how to purchase:
Handicapped Parking: is also available close to Mudder Village.
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.