TACKLE THE TAR
5K Obstacle Course Race & Family Fun Day
May 13-14, 2022
Thanks for interest in Tackle the Tar and for your willingness to help Send a Kid to College! Below are our most frequently asked questions and answers to better assist you as you prepare to participate in this year's race. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
When and where is the Tackle the Tar Race?
Tackle the Tar will be held on May 14, 2022 at the Bishop Stadium – adjacent to the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, located at 600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (View Map)
Is the Race Timed?
While the heats will be timed, to maximize the funding available for student scholarships, Tackle The Tar does not award cash prizes, however, age group prizes will be awarded.
Will there be cash prizes?
Are Spectators allowed on the course?
Spectators are not allowed on the Tackle the Tar race course. However, the festival area is free and open to the public. Cheering on your runner and taking pictures in the festival and spectator viewing areas is highly encouraged. Please, no outside alcohol allowed. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket. No personal tents, coolers or large umbrellas are allowed on the premises. For safety purposes, only registered participants, event staff and approved media will be allowed on the race course.
What is the weather policy?
Tackle the Tar is a rain or shine event. In the case of dangerous weather that threatens the safety of participants or volunteers, the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event. In the event of a cancellation, there will be no refunds. However, participants will be able to run the next Tackle The Tar event at no cost.
Do you offer any group rates?
Yes, 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 us.
Do you offer military discounts?
Yes, we offer an additional $5 discount off the current price. Because of the changing schedule of prices, you must use the discount code that matches the time period in which you are purchasing tickets. These codes/discount links are available on our registration page.