July 27, 2019
Richardson Adventure Farm
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Race Start Time:
Waves start at 9:00 am and continue every twenty minutes. We try to accommodate wave preferences, but we are not able to in all circumstances. Actual start times will be e-mailed to you one week before your event. We will make sure that all team members are in the same start time.
Venue:Richardson Adventure Farm
9405 Richardson Road
Spring Grove, IL, United States - View Map
Distance & Course Length:
Approximately 5.5 miles of Savage terrain, obstacles, mud, and water crossings on a course with 25+ obstacles, and rolling hills
|Overview||"25 world class obstacles, crammed into a 4-6 mile course.", Nationwide locations|
|Events||(2) 2012, (7+) 2013, (12+) 2014|
|Upcoming||See all upcoming events at the bottom of the page.|
|Kids||Jr. Savage kids race available for 13 and under|
|Obstacles||Our courses features up to 25 giant, world class obstacles. Obstacles vary by location but examples include Sawtooth Bars, Tazed & Blazed, Mud & Guts, and the dreaded Shriveled Richard.|
|Terrain||Varies by location, but plan on 4-6 miles of the gnarliest terrain available.|
|Signature Obstacle||Colossus – On one side you’ll try and ascend the tallest quarter-pipe in obstacle racing, only to find yourself climbing another 8 feet to the top of obstacle racing’s biggest water slide. With a near vertical drop you’ll slide so fast you’ll barely have time to yelp in fear.|
|Hardest Obstacle||Lumberjack Lane, where participants must lug heavy objects like logs and sandbags around a long muddy loop. Badasses are encouraged to grab two, if they can.|
|Gear||Athletic clothes or costumes (don’t miss out on the "Most Savage Costume" contest), socks, shoes and a kick-ass attitude. Check out our full list of recommended gear here|
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Registration:Visit Event Website
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Cost & Pricing:
|$79||May 9th, 2019|
|$89||June 6th, 2019|
|$99||June 27th, 2019|
|$109||July 11th, 2019|
|$119||July 18th, 2019|
Insurance Contribution Fee - Due to the extreme nature of our course, this event venue requires a $15 insurance contribution fee. This fee does not apply to spectators.
|Savage PRO costs $30 more than open waves|
|Do you qualify as military, LEO or first responder? If so, we give $10 discounts to people like you. We also give student discounts.|
|We do not issue refunds under any circumstance. Registration transfers are not allowed.|
What You Get / What's Included:
- Savage T-Shirt
- One free beer
- Custom Savage Medal
- Free Action Photos
- Chip timing
- Mud in your Underwear
The Savage Race is an intense 6-7 mile obstacle run with 25 world class obstacles, mud, fire, and barbed wire. Completion requires teamwork, courage, and the will to push your limits farther than you ever have before. Run individually or create a team!
Savage Race is challenging fun that will give you and your friends an adrenaline buzz that lasts for days. For the price of a bar tab, you will have a ""top five days of my life"" kind of experience. Savage Race is known for having the best obstacles, courses and venues in the mud and obstacle race business.
Savage Race is more than just a mud race or obstacle race. It’s designed to be the experience of a lifetime. We feature some of the biggest and most badass mud obstacles in the business, and we never need more than 6 miles to completely kick your ass. If you want to conquer the best obstacles in the game, tightly packed within a 4-6 mile course, we’re the race for you. There are longer obstacle courses & mud run races out there, but none with more obstacles per mile than Savage Race. At Savage Race, you spend more time on our extreme mud obstacles and less time jogging.
Each venue is different, of course, but in all cases you should expect an extreme dirty mud racing environment! Adding to the mayhem, we sprinkle 23 or more insane obstacles throughout the already-difficult course. Obstacles will vary by location, and you should always be prepared to face a surprise or two along the way.
Obstacles May Include:
Wheel World: The spinning action of each wheel as you attempt this obstacle will test your grip strength and body control. Try to find an even rhythm or else you will end up at the bottom of the pool below. Completion Rate: 55%
On the Fence: If you ever had to jump a fence to escape that neighbor’s Rottweiler that always seemed to get loose, then your instincts will get you across this obstacle in no time. This is a challenge like no other, forcing you to clench your hands and feet as you traverse on a moving chainlink fence suspended over water. At least slipping off this fence is better than a nip in the ass from that Rottweiler. Completion Rate: 58%
Savage Rig: Beast mode? More like Savage mode! With every setup not quite like the one before, there is no telling what exactly to expect. One thing is for certain, however. You’ll have to give it your all to muscle through this Savage Rig. Completion Rate: 50%
Big Cheese: One glimpse at this obstacle and you’ll know why it’s the Big Cheese. Strategize carefully as the holes are about as random as on a slice of Swiss. Completion Rate: 90%
Pole Cat: This is the ultimate test of core strength as you shimmy your way across parallel bars of different heights. Lose your grip or slip a foot and you’ll pay the price with a solid belly flop into the muddy pool below. Completion Rate: 64%
Squeeze Play: What could make crawling through the mud even better? Well, forcing you further into it, of course. That’s exactly what Squeeze Play does as you push your way through several lanes of giant swiveling barrels. Completion Rate: 95%
Colossus: Colossus is the prized jewel of Savage Race. Standing 43 feet off the ground, this two-part obstacle combines an enormous quarter pipe ramp with a free fall water slide. The 16 foot high quarter pipe is sure to test your upper body strength. Completion Rate: 60%
Pipe Dreams: Maneuvering across these poles will really test your grip strength. There is more than one way to complete Pipe Dreams, so pick your style and go for it. Hang on tight, because the steel poles will be swaying back and forth the full 24 feet. Find your rhythm and enjoy the ride. Completion Rate: 54%
Sawtooth: Sawtooth is one of Savage Race’s signature obstacles. You can’t miss this blue mammoth with it’s unique design. The gnarly tooth in the center of the structure has diminished the hopes and dreams of many Savages as they drop 10 feet into the water below. You’ll need to start working on those pull-ups to cross the entire 35 foot span. Completion Rate: 40%
Shriveled Richard: Jump into one of our mammoth ice water baths. This one is cold. It's certainly not an ideal situation for men in speedos. In fact, this obstacle is brutal.
Rubbers: Sprint through an uphill sea of tires. Don't fall on your face.
Thor's Grundle: Duck under the wooden baffles to get a face full of mud. It's disgusting, we know.
Back Scratcher: This is a disgustingly long series of wooden walls, hay bales, and barbed wire crawls. Most people would rather do 100 burpees if they had the choice (you don't).
Nutt Smasher: The nutt smasher is our version of the balance beam... on crack rock. It's long, wobbly, and most of you will end up falling off into the mud. Oh yeah, and the awesome people from Autism Speaks sell water balloons here, so don't be surprised if you get a balloon to the grill.
96"" Stiffie: An intense climb over an 8 foot wall. Most people can't make this climb unassisted, so don't be afraid to ask for help.
Swamp Trail (aka Shoezilla): Run through thick, shoe sucking mud. We collected over 1,000 shoes from this obstacle alone after our last race.
Lumberjack Lane: Carry a log or maybe a sand bag and march, soldier! Bad ass mofos grab two!
Big Ass Cargo Net: This obstacle is our big ass cargo net. Climb up, then climb down. We hope you aren't scared of heights.
Davey Jones' Locker: Jump off of the building into deep water. This obstacle is fun as hell.
Mach 7: Haul ass down this slippery mother. It's so high you will need an oxygen mask. Our new and improved design allows more Savages to safely slide at once.
Barn Doors: We took the doors off of Uncle Jed's barn and painted them Savage orange. Now you have to climb them.
Hay Stacks: We stack up the hay. High. Now climb!
Colon Blow 5000: Crawl up and down our large plastic colons. Okay, so they are actually plastic sewer pipes, but you can still pretend like you are a little gerbil. It's pitch black in there, and we've thrown in two barbed wire crawls to make it more interesting. Some people call this our ""scarriest"" obstacle.
Evil Bars: Evil bars are our twisted take on a childhood classic. Remember your play ground's monkey bars? Well these are longer, steeper, and more challenging than those were.
Swamp Ass: Tromp through the swamp. More mud. More sweet, sticky, lovely mud.
Incline Wall: By the time you get to the incline wall obstacle, your ass is pretty much already beat down. Your muscles are already fried, and now you have to try to make your way up a slippery incline wall. WTF Savage Race?
Tire Pendulum: We hang about 200 rubber tires from ropes and let them swing. Get a few dozen people running through at once and look out! These bad boys will be swinging everywhere, and believe me you won't want to catch one to the face.
Flaming Savages: Jump over rows of fire. Yes, real fire. Please take this one seriously. Jump over it. Do not touch it.
Mud N' Guts: Low-crawl through delicious mud under our signature Savage orange barbed wire.
Mystery Obstacles: We can't give everything away before the race. Expect a few surprises.
Take your experience to the next level with SavagePro.
To be eligible for SavagePRO age group awards and cash prizes, you must register for the SavagePRO wave at 9:00 AM on Saturday only. SavagePRO costs $30 more than open heats.
Overall Awards & Cash Prizes: (male and female)
- 1st Place Overall: $1,000; Gold Medal; Savage Axe
- 2nd Place Overall: $500; Silver Medal
- 3rd Place Overall: $250; Bronze Medal
- 1st Place in Age Group: Gold Medal
- 2nd Place in Age Group: Silver Medal
- 3rd Place in Age Group: Bronze Medal
Spectators are welcome to walk the course, enjoy the Savage festival, and take pictures of their friends and family. $15 online, $25 at gate for people 14 and over.
We charge $10 per car, $25 for RVs, and $5 for motorcycles. Most Savages choose to carpool so that the cost per person is minimal. (Hint: carpool)
After defeating the race course, Savages reward themselves with frosty beer, delicious barbeque, and awesome music at the outrageous Savage after party. Savages over the age of 21 will get one free beer included with registration. Make sure to bring cash for purchasing additional beer and food from our top notch vendors.
Savage Race uses chip timing to record your race time. Race chips and instructions will be given on race day. Results will be available on race day. Official results will be posted online a few days after the event.
This event venue does not allow pets or coolers of any kind.
Our participants generally fall into one of two categories: easygoing weekend warrior types or fierce competitors. If you are the competitive type, make sure to sign up for our competitive heat (wave 1) to be eligible for finisher awards. If you just want to run to have fun, sign up for a non-competitive wave. Competitive or not, all participants are encouraged to help each other complete the race course. All participants are chip timed and will have their race results posted.
Savage Race wouldn’t be nearly as awesome without our lady savages. Women make up about 44% of our participants.
Bring dry clothes that suit the weather of the event day. It sucks to be too cold/hot when your friends want to stick around after the race.
You must be 14 years old on event day to participate in Savage Race. If you are under 18 on race day, you must arrive to our event with your race waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
For kids 12 and under, the Junior Savage Race will consist of 10-12 junior obstacles in a 1/2 to 1 mile course.
Each Junior Savage will go home with an official Savage Race medal, a T-shirt, a race bib and a huge smile!
We work with many different charitable organizations and community groups. We have made significant contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Autism Speaks, BASE Camp Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cambrian Foundation and Boy Scouts of America.
Registering with a team? We offer excellent rebates for groups:
Teams of 4 to 15 - $5 rebate per person
Teams of 16 to 29 - $10 rebate per person
Teams of 30+ - $15 rebate per person
A link to claim your rebate will appear the Savage Race website after your event. You will have 30 days after the event to claim your rebate.
Team members will all register and pay separately at their own convenience. You may add as many team members as you want. Team members are free to choose different waves from one another if they wish, or if one of the team's wave has filled up. It's common to see one big team split between two or more different waves. We also allow for teams to be comprised of both competitive and non-competitive participants.
Coupons / Discount Codes:
Please see our obstacle course race discount & promotion page for all the latest discounts, promos, promotions, discount codes, and coupon codes for Chicago Illinois Savage Race 2019. There also may be one listed at the top of this page.