Register / Pricing

Tackle the Tar 2020 is scheduled for May 16, 2020. 

Tickets are available for purchase below or through Eventbrite:

Packet Pickup: Race packets will be available on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of race week. See our Event Schedule page for more information about the times and locations for packet pickup.

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).

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 the Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Race. However, kids ages 8-13 may run in the 1 Mile Kids Obstacle Race. The spectator area is completely free and fun for all ages.

Participants 8-13 may only run in the 1 Mile Kids Obstacle Race at 11:15 A.M.

Participants ages 14-15 must run with a parent or guardian over 18, and are excluded from competitive heats.

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).

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

1 Mile Kids Obstacle Race at 8:45 AM

Kids 8-13 years of age will be racing through a 1 mile obstacle course designed with them in mind. The Kids Run cost $25.00.

ONLINE REGISTRATION will not be available after
Thursday, May 14, 2020 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 5/1/20.
Visit our registration page at

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

Register By

Pay Only

5/15/19 – 5/19/19 $25.00
5/20/19 – 8/31/19 $35.00
9/1/19 – 12/31/19 $45.00
1/1/20 – 3/31/20 $55.00
4/1/20 – 4/30/20 $60.00
5/1/20 – 5/14/20 $65.00
5/16/20 Race Day $75.00


Special Discount For Military Personnel, EMS, Police & Fire Department, and Students:

Qualifying runners can save an additional $5 off the current ticket price. Tackle the Tar is glad to honor ALL (active, reserve, retired, and veteran) military personnel with this discount.  If you register using this military discount, you must produce a valid military ID when you pick up your race packet. EMS, Police and Firemen  must produce a valid badge or proof of employment. If you register as a student discount, you must produce a valid student ID.

To claim this discount, enter or click the codes below that corresponds with your date of purchase:

  • $30 – 05/22/19 – 08/31/2019: SPECIAL-1
  • $40 – 09/01/19 – 12/31/2019:  SPECIAL-2
  • $50 – 01/01/20 – 03/31/2020:  SPECIAL-3
  • $55 – 04/01/20 – 04/30/2020:  SPECIAL-4
  • $60 – 05/01/20 – 05/14/2020:  SPECIAL-5
  • $70 – 05/16/20 – Register in person. Bring ID to qualify

For Group Block Purchases of 10 or more:

Group rates are available if you plan on running with a group and want to be in the same heat. For more information about qualifying and receiving a group rate, contact Kristen Brabble at

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