Tackle the Tar Obstacle Race

May 16, 2020
Rocky Mount, NC


The Fifth Annual Tackle the Tar Race

May 16, 2020
5k Obstacle Course Race and Family Fun Day.

Located at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. Any and Everyone is Invited – Walk or Run and Complete It at Your Own Pace!

About Us

Play in the mud – Send a kid to college!

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, the Rocky Mount Rotary Club is hosting a mud run and fun day at the Sports Complex. The first heat begins at 9:00 A.M. and festivities will continue until noon.

There’s a 5K OBSTACLE COURSE RACE that starts at the Rocky Mount Sports complex and courses through historic Battle Park and the E.B. Grain Company property. It comes complete with a MUD PIT and 15+ OBSTACLES to overcome. All racers will receive: T-shirt, medal, one free beer (if over 21), and goodie bag. See FAQ for more information. Learn more about our Obstacles.

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Highlights from a Past Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship grant recipient at Edgecombe Community College Student Kaila Boulden thanks Tackle the Tar for helping to further her education.


Resources for Racers


Conveniently register online through EventBrite. The sooner you register, the more you save.

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We need YOU for Rocky Mount Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Tackle the Tar Obstacle Race to support Local Students going to Local Colleges:

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2019 Race Results

05/18/19 Tackle the Tar Overall:  Complete Results  Competitive Heats: Combined Results  -  Age Group Results Heat Results: All Heats Register for Tackle the Tar 2020 this weekend and save: ttps://tacklethetar2020.eventbrite.com

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First Responders

Tackle The Tar 2019 is less than 2 months away!! For 2019, we have created a heat only for our First Responders at 10:10AM on Saturday, May 18th. Last year Nash County EMS brought 30 people to join in the fun. This year, Edgecombe Rescue has already committed to bring...

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Tackle the Tar is fun for the entire family. In addition to the 5k obstacle race for ages 14 and up, we will be offering a kids 1 mile obstacle race at 8:45 am.

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May 16, 2020
The Fifth Annual Tackle the Tar – 5k Obstacle Course Race.
Located at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, Rocky Mount, NC.
Any and Everyone is Invited – Walk or Run and Complete It at Your Own Pace!