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Tough Mudder & Toughest Mudder – Chicago

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Take flight at Tough Mudder Chicago with more mud, more obstacles, and more fun. Mudders can take on 3 miles, the Classic 8-10 mile, or the Toughest Mudder 12 hour Challenge. This weekend will have you crawling, jumping, swinging & climbing over epic obstacles & celebrating with ice cold beer.

How to enter the Tough Mudder & Toughest Mudder – Chicago

  1. 10 Miles - Saturday

    Run 10mi
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  2. 10 Miles - Sunday

    Run 10mi
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  3. 5K - Saturday

    Run 5km
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  4. 5K - Sunday

    Run 5km
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  5. Tougher Mudder

    Run 10mi
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  6. Toughest Mudder

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Tough Mudder & Toughest Mudder – Chicago routes

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.

Classic and Tougher Mudder: 8-10 miles, 25 obstacles

Tough Mudder Classic is an epic return to their badass roots in the form of 8-10 miles packed with 25 brand new and classic obstacles that will see you testing your physical and mental limits like never before, all while having a great time with your fellow Mudders.

There’s no better place to prove to yourself that you’ve got what it takes to demolish any goal than to crush a Tough Mudder course, and celebrate your victory with an ice cold beer at the Mudder Village Festival.

The Tougher Mudder is the timed and competitive wave of the classic course, and is perfect for seasoned Mudders looking to put their speed to the test.

Toughest Mudder:

The Toughest Mudder is designed to be the ultimate challenge for those looking to push their boundaries to the next level. The race is 12 hours and will require the ultimate showing of grit, determination, teamwork and stamina to make it as many laps as possible around the 5 mile course, taking on some of the toughest obstacles in Mudder history.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's T-shirt
  • Tough Mudder Headband
  • Beer
  • Action Photography
  • Access to the post-race Mudder Village Festival

Toughest Mudder:

  • Overnight announcers
  • Phone charging stations
  • Fire pits
  • Music
  • Free bagels and coffee in the morning
  • Finisher's medal
  • Tough Mudder Headband
  • Commemorative race bib and T-Shirt
Raceday Logistics


07:45am: Tougher Mudder Start (Saturday only)

08:00am: First Wave of Classic

09:00am: 5K Start

Toughest Mudder Start Time TBD.

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.

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. Bag Drop will be $10 cash or card.

Age Limits

5K: ages 13 or older

Classic and Tougher: ages 14 or older - anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or older at all times.

Toughest: Participants must be at least 18 years of age to compete in this event.


There will be showers and changing tents to be used after the race to clean up. There will also be plenty of toilet facilities.

Kit List
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Ticket from Active
  • Normal or trail running shoes - spikes and cleats are strictly prohibited
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Change of clothes for after the event

Cheer on your Mudders and enjoy the action-packed Mudder Village base area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Tough Mudder start times be enforced?
Yes, and your start time will be sent approximately 11 days before the event.
Can I skip a Tough Mudder obstacle?
Yes, this is not a race and is supposed to be a fun event where you challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone whilst surrounded by like-minded and friendly participants. If you do not feel comfortable you may skip an obstacle with no shame, fear, or penalty.
Can I change my Tough Mudder start time?
No, start times are randomly assigned and cannot be changed.

Tough Mudder & Toughest Mudder – Chicago weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Tough Mudder. The ultimate Mud Run Tough Mudder is not an ordinary mud run -it's an experience. An escape from the everyday. At Tough Mudder, you won’t just face your fears - you’ll knock them down. You’ll go over, around, and through them. You’ll test your strength, stamina, and grit, and you’ll help the Mudders around you to do the same.



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