Rockford Announces Tough Mudder Events from 2016-2018

9 Aug, 2016

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) noted that the Tough Mudder team will call Rockford home from 2016-2019.

Construction of the obstacle course is complete at Chicago Rockford International Airport. Tough Mudder participants will challenge themselves this month on a 10+ mile course to overcome 25 military style obstacles on a course designed by British Special Forces. The new Tough Mudder Half obstacle course came to Rockford as well.

 Tough Mudder is an obstacle course challenge designed to test physical and mental strength, stamina and teamwork, including various daunting obstacles with fire, ice and electricity which the event has been widely-known for.

Tough Mudder events typically draw up to 10,000 participants plus 4,000 spectators, and should generate more than $3 million in economic impact for its host community. Ultimately, the airport was chosen by Tough Mudder because of the amount of land available, convenient access to amenities and the relationship built with the RACVB and the airport.

Registrations are open for Tough Mudder Chicago and Tough Mudder Half Chicago; spectator tickets are also available. For those looking for a discounted registration price, volunteer opportunities are also available. To view the current schedule of events visit

RACVB exists to drive quality of life and economic growth for the citizens of Rockford and Winnebago County through tourism marketing and destination development.


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