August 22, 2020
Chicago Rockford International Airport
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Race Start Time:
The 12 hour race will run from 8pm Saturday night until 8am Sunday
Venue:Chicago Rockford International Airport
2 Airport Circle
Rockford, IL, United States - View Map
Distance & Course Length:
12 overnight hours of mud and obstacles
What is Tough Mudder?
The Mudder Pledge
- We understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
- We put teamwork and camaraderie before our course time.
- We do not whine – kids whine.
- We help our fellow mudders complete the course.
- We overcome all fears.
Here Are the Facts:
FACT #1 - It's fun. Real fun.Bring your friends. Bring your family members. Bring that dude in your office that always shows you photos of his cat. The more the merrier. Tough Mudder is not a race, it’s a teamwork-oriented challenge that puts camaraderie over course time.
FACT #3 – Finishing feels THAT good.“Euphoria” is one word people often use to describe finishing. “Ecstasy” is another. Participating in a team event like Tough Mudder gets people in shape and out of their routines and comfort zones.
FACT #2 – You can do it. Seriously.With the right amount of training and preparation, you can complete a Tough Mudder. At the start line all Mudders pledge to help their fellow Mudders complete the course and leave no Mudder behind. You are no exception to that rule.
FACT #4 – It gets you pumped up.Once you sign up for a Tough Mudder, it’s time to start training. Tough Mudder isn’t just about event day, it’s about your entire Mudder journey--from the adrenaline rush of committing to the glory of that finish line beer.
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Registration:Visit Event Website
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Cost & Pricing:
|$TBA||Week Before Race (Online Registration Closes)|
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We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds, as per company policy and the terms & conditions that are agreed to by each participant during registration.
|There is a mandatory $10 insurance fee with your registration.|
What You Get / What's Included:
- Tough Mudder Shirt
- Hard-Earned Beer
- Orange Headband
- Bragging Rights
- Free photography
- A spot in Mudder Nation
Toughest Mudder is pushing it to the max in 2020 with a full 12 hours of extreme teamwork, stamina, and mental grit testing action from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday. Bust through as many 5 mile laps as you can, crushing 20 of the most incredible obstacles ever seen, all in pursuit of our all new awards and prizes. Toughest Mudder is guaranteed to push you past anything you’ve ever experienced before, and this year you can share the glory, if you choose, in one of our all new 2 or 4 person Team Relay formats. Assemble your crew and see if they really are as tough as nails.
Wanna take it one step further? Hit the dedicated miles attached to Male, Female and Team Relay to qualify for Contender status at World’s Toughest Mudder (which includes eligibility for prizing).
Get ready to run like your life (and your shot at World’s Toughest Contender status) depends on it. America’s Toughest Mudder East Regional is going down in the mud soaked, epic obstacle packed rolling hills of beautiful Brandywine Valley, just an hour outside of Philly. This is your chance to lace ‘em up tight, test your limits, and take a shot at podium glory.
5+ Water & First Aid Stations
Men and Women's Cash Prizes
1st place $5,000
2nd place $2,000
3rd place $1,000
4th place $500
5th Place $250
Access to Contender Category - World's Toughest Mudder contender receives premium pit location, front start position, and eligibility for cash prizing
Just like in a sports stadium, Tough Mudder spectators and fans energize our Mudders-- that’s why we offer discounted tickets for spectators who register before event day. Explore and enjoy our action-packed base area featuring music, refreshments, sponsor activations and exclusive Mudder Village obstacles for both participants and spectators to try out. This year, being a spectator at Tough Mudder is now nearly as exciting as running one.
Spectator registration is available online for $20 until Friday at midnight before event weekend. If you miss the online registration deadline, spectator tickets will be sold for $40 on site.
We will send out this information on parking in our participant information packet 1-2 weeks before your event. We usually charge $10/car for most events, but the participant information packet will confirm extra details.
Tough Mudder Post Party
Whats happenin’ at the Base Area & Post Party?
- Tons of beer available for purchase & consumption
- Rockin' Music
- Awards Ceremonies
Tough Mudder Kid's Race - Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder
Tough Mudder ain’t just for adults anymore. This year, every course in the US, UK and Ireland will feature a Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder obstacle course, a one-mile kid-friendly obstacle course for children aged 7 to 12 and 42 inches tall and over
Mini Mudder gives children a chance to test their fitness and team-building skills just like a real Tough Mudder. On course, kids will shimmy their way through Secret Agent Squeeze, trounce through Tunnel of Terror and try to stay in their shoes at Gooey Shoes. Once they conquer all the obstacles, they’ll earn a Mini Mudder headband to wear with pride, just like the real thing.
Children who meet the height and age requirements may participate with the purchase of a Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder Spectator ticket. The ticket will also grant access to the additional amenities in the Mini Mudder Village. And oh, yes: Don’t forget their sneakers and a change of clothes.
At most events, Tough Mudder will be offering tattoos of our bad-ass logo to all finishers who want to commemorate their epic achievement. Once you get inked, fill out a tattoo registration entry form to get free entry into a Tough Mudder event of your choice! Please note: some venues don’t allow tattoos on-site. If this is the case, we encourage participants to get Tough Mudder tattoos at local tattoo parlors.
Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised approximately $6.5 million to support thousands of warriors returning from the battlefield. Every dollar raised is well spent: Providing combat stress recovery programs, Adaptive sports programs, Benefits counseling, and Employment services. And these are only a few examples of the programs offered to our injured veterans! These programs and services aid in brave Americans’ transition from service-connected injury to civilian life. We host a team of Wounded Warriors in every Tough Mudder event, just to remind everyone what the definition of the word ‘bad-ass’ really means. Look for participants carrying the Wounded Warrior Project flag at our events!
Tough Mudder is not a race. A Tough Mudder event is a personal challenge — the goal is simply to complete the course. This is why we do not time people and why we try to avoid using the word ‘race’ when describing our events. This is a critical tenet of our philosophy and our pledge.
Tough Mudder doesn’t have elite start times. If you are a competitive participant, select the first start wave on Saturday when you register for an event, and this is where the most badass Mudders start.
Because TMHQ has received inquiries asking whether or not women can participate, we would like to make it clear that women are strongly encouraged to register, and that 25% of all registrants are female.
For insurance and legal reasons, ALL participants in the United States must be 18 years old on the day of the Event. All participating in an event in Canada must be 19-years old on the day of the Event. Because of insurance and legal issues, we cannot make any exceptions, nor can a parental waiver be signed.
Tough Mudder events are designed to test all round fitness. However, fitness alone will not get you round the course. You will also need mental endurance to complete the course and overcome the obstacles. You will need to train beforehand
Tough Mudder recommends that all participants possess basic swimming fundamentals and be skilled to not only tread water but also prepared t swim a minimum distance of 25-30 feet. Also, we suggest that persons with limited swimming ability to bypass the deep water parts of the course, as basic swimming skills are essential for the safe completion of these obstacles.
Tough Mudder is not supposed to be about getting a faster time than your buddy, so it’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you, just go around it – no shame there. However, if you are skipping an obstacle just to improve your time, then we think you are only cheating yourself. You paid to do the course – why not actually do it? Obviously, though, for some who participate there is a real element of competition involved in the event, so we do say that to qualify for a winners’s prize or for the World’s Toughest Mudder competition you must have completed all the obstacles.
All children under the age of 10 are allowed free entrance onto the site.
For health & safety reasons, you are not allowed to bring your pets to Tough Mudder.
All participants will have the opportunity to be hosed down by volunteer firemen after finishing the course. At some venues, there will also be a shower option available.
What to wear to a Tough Mudder?
Shoes – normal running shoes. Cleats won’t help – in fact they’ll be worse on your feet and are dangerous for the other participants.
Clothes – lightweight stuff that dries quickly. Even if it’s a cold day, heavy or thick clothing will just retain water and make you colder. You should also bring a change of clothes for after the event so you can enjoy the post party.
Gloves – this one is more debatable. Some people swear by them, others prefer to go glove-less (faster drying). If you go with gloves, be sure to grab tough, thick ones to prevent burns from the ropes and splinters from the walls.
A watch – if you care about knowing your time. It’s on you to time yourself.
Photo ID – You MUST bring a photo ID. We cannot stress this enough.
Copy of your confirmation email.
Join our team of Tough Mudder Volunteers (MVPs) and create a life-changing experience for yourself and others. As an added bonus, all MVPs get up to 90% off (yes, that’s right) a future Tough Mudder.
Are the 10-12 mile Tough Mudder® courses somehow not enough for you? World’s Toughest Mudder is the culminating event of the Tough Mudder calendar and takes the concept of being a Tough Mudder to a whole new level. This extreme competition puts the world’s most hardcore Mudders℠ through a grueling 24-hour challenge designed to find the toughest man, woman, and 4-person team on the planet.
If you’re crazy enough to think that 24 hours of torture sounds like fun, then you’re eligible.
Previously, we’ve asked people to qualify by submitting their times from a Tough Mudder during the season. But the fact is that this year, you’re not going to be competing on a normal Tough Mudder course – we’re going to be feeding you something even more intense, with more obstacles per mile. So how fast you can run isn’t as important – what really matters is how much pain you can push through.
Every team gunnin’ for 2 person Toughest Glory in 2020 must complete their first and last laps together with a minimum of 1 athlete on course for every lap in between. Teams can be comprised of any gender. Each team has one timing chip to be carried by the active running athlete. If your team gets separated, we’ve got you covered with your own individual timing chip keeping track the whole time.
Every 4 person team looking to reach Toughest Glory in 2020 must complete their first and last laps together with a minimum of 2 athletes on course for every lap in between. Teams can be comprised of any gender. Each team has one timing chip to be carried by an actively running athlete. If your team gets separated, we’ve got you covered with your own individual timing chip keeping track the whole time.
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