On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Rocky Mount Rotary Club is hosting a 13323594_1737465619798430_6899351292898425527_oTACKLE THE TAR 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 courses through the Rocky Mount Sports complex 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.

Suggestion: Don’t wear your Sunday best to run the course!

RUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE since proceeds from Tackle the Tar will be used to fund scholarships for youth in our area.
Suggestion: Run with the idea that you’re sending children to camp and young adults to college.

Note on Pricing: Only race participants need to register and pay.  The event is FREE to spectators.  We welcome you to invite your friends and family to enjoy the music & festivities and watch you race.  Spectators will only need cash for parking and food and goods that you choose to purchase from vendors.  Read our FAQ page for more details.


2018 Tackle the Tar Schedule

Three Days of Fun!

Visit our Event Schedule page to learn more about what is happening Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, and Race day.


Cash Prizes

We are offering cash prizes for the best performers in our competitive heats.

Our competitive heat will be limited to the first heat (9:00 A.M.).  Cash prizes are to be determined.

Top Male

  • 1st $750 each
  • 2nd $500 each
  • 3rd $250 each

Top Females

  • 1st $750 each
  • 2nd $500 each
  • 3rd $250 each