Register / Pricing

 The Tackle the Tar Obstacle Race is scheduled for May 19, 2018 Starting at 9:00 AM.

Two Days of Fun! See our Race Info page for special Tackle the Tar activities on Friday, and Saturday.

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 and watch you race.  Spectators will only need cash for parking and food that you choose to purchase from vendors.  Read our FAQ page for more details.

If you plan to race, thoroughly read our FAQ page and complete the participation waiver prior to picking up your race packet as instructed (Download Here).

Cash Prizes

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

Top Male

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

Top Females

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

You MUST be 18+ to enter our competitive heats. Participants 14+ may compete in fun runs. All heats are time.

2018 Heat Schedule

  • 9 A.M. Competitive Heat (50 Person Max) – Timed
  • 9:10 A.M.  Competitive Heat (50 Person Max) – Timed
  • 9:20 A.M. Competitive Heat (50 Person Max) – Timed
  • 9:30 A.M. College Heat (75 Person Max) – Timed
  • 9:45 A.M. Fun Run Heat (100 Person Max) – Timed
  • 10 A.M. Fun Run Heat (100 Person Max) – Timed
  • 10:15 A.M. NRMPS Heat (110 Person Max) – Timed
  • 10:45 A.M. Halifax County Schools Heat (75 Person Max) – Timed
  • 11 A.M. Edgecombe Public Schools Heat (75 Person Max) – Timed

Before you register, please familiarize yourself with the event details on our FAQ page.  This will give you valuable information regarding the race, what you will need, and how you will pick up your race packet.

Register today and purchase your ticket for this race.  Please Note: You will be directed away from our site when you click on the Register icon below.  Payments are processed securely through EventBrite.


How old do you need to be to run?
A: You must be at least 14 years old on the day of the race to run Tackle the Tar.  However, the spectator area is completely free and fun for all ages.

Participants ages 14-15 must run with a parent or guardian over 18, and are excluded from the competitive heat (9:00 A.M.).

Participants 16-17 may run in the fun run only, but must have completed a Parental Consent form (Download Here).
All other participants 18+ are free to run in any race with the completion of the Participant Waiver form (Download Here).

If you or your child do not have a photo ID, you must still provide proof of your identity and verification of your age.  (We need to know you’re old enough to run and that you are who you claim to be).  You may consider bringing a combination of the options listed below:

For identity, we will accept photocopies of your:

  • Passport
  • Membership Card
  • Student ID
  • License

For age verification, we will accept photocopies of your:

  • Birth Certificate

For more information about rules, regulations, and what to expect, read our FAQ.


ONLINE REGISTRATION will not be available after Thursday, May 17th at 12:00 PM!
You are welcome to register on-site Friday night from 6-9 PM at the Bishop Stadium or Saturday before the race!
T-shirt, medal, and goodie bags are not guaranteed for anyone that registers after 5/1/18.



Visit our registration page at


Save money by registering early.  See the pricing chart below:

Register By

Pay Only

3/22/17 – 7/31/17 $30.00
8/1/17 – 10/31/17 $35.00
11/1/17 – 12/31/17 $40.00
1/1/18 – 2/28/18 $50.00
3/1/2018 – 4/30/2018 $60.00
5/1/2018 – 5/16/2018 $65.00
5/17/2018 – Day of $75.00



For Military Personnel:

Tackle the Tar is glad to honor ALL (active, reserve, retired, and veteran) military personnel with a 30% off discount.  If you register using this military discount, you must produce a valid military ID when you pick up your race packet.

For discounted military rates Click Here or enter the following promo code:   USASAVE30


For Students:

A student discount will be available at a later time.  If you register using this student discount, you must produce a valid student ID when you pick up your race packet.


For EMS, Police & Fire Department:

A discounted rate for EMS, Police and Firemen will be available at a later time.  If you register using this public service discount, you must produce a valid badge or proof of employment when you pick up your race packet.


For Group Block Purchases of 10 or more:

If you plan on running with a group and want to be in the same heat, please enter the coupon code below for a special group discount. Purchase your tickets in a block of 10 or more and use the coupon code below and save 10% off the regular rage.

For groups of 10 or more, Click Here or enter the following promo code: GROUP10