Register / Pricing

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

Now Three Days of Fun! See our Race Info page for special Tackle the Tar activities on Thursday, 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 & festivities and watch you race.  Spectators will only need cash for parking, food, and goods 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 each
  • 2nd $500 each
  • 3rd $250 each

Top Females

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

Our competitive heats will be limited to the first two heats (9:00 A.M. and 9:15 A.M.)  You MUST be 18+ to enter our competitive heats.

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.

College Run

We are now offering a 9:30 AM Local College Run. You must be a student, faculty, or alumni from Nash Community College, Edgecombe Community College, or North Carolina Wesleyan College to enter. The cost of the local college run is $30.

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 heats (9:00 A.M. & 9:15 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 Friday, May 18th at 9:00 AM!
You are welcome to register on-site Friday night from 6-9pm 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

3/22/18 – tba $30.00
Day Of $75.00



For Military Personnel:

ALL Military Personnel. A military personnel discounted rate will be available in the future.  If you register using this military discount, you must produce a valid military ID when you pick up your race packet.


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:

A discounted group rate will be available at a later time.