Tackle the Tar 2022 - 5K Obstacle Course Race

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Rocky Mount Sports Complex

600 Independence Drive

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Walk, Run or Just Come Enjoy the Food & Fun. Play in the Mud & Send a Kid to College.

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Tackle the Tar 2022 | 5K Obstacle Course Race

Rocky Mount, NC

RACE DATE: May 14, 2022


Tickets go on Sale August 13th

Special Sale: Prices will increase until Race Day (Ranging from $25 to $75)

Traverse the treacherous terrain located in and around the Rocky Mount Sports Complex and throughout Battle Park.

This 5K race is packed with more than 20 obstacles!

For full details, visit us online at

Competitive Heats and Fun Runs

2022 Heat Schedule

  • 8:45am Kids Run Heat
  • 9:00am - Competitive Heat
  • 9:10am - Competitive Heat
  • 9:20am - Competitive Heat
  • 9:30am - Fun Run Heat
  • 9:40am - Fun Run Heat
  • 9:50am - Fun Run Heat
  • 10:00am - Fun Run Heat
  • 10:10am - First Responders Run Heat
  • 10:20am - College Run

*Note - All Heats Will Be Timed, with the exception of the 1 mile kids run and public school heats.

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 5K Obstacle Race. However, kids ages 8-13 are encouraged to race at 11:15 a.m. in our 1 Mile Kids Obstacle Race.

Participants ages 14-15 must run with a parent or guardian over 18, and are excluded from the 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)

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 identification, we will accept photocopies of your:

  • Passport
  • Membership Card
  • Student ID
  • License

For more information about rules, regulations, and what to expect, visit us online at TTT RUNNER CENTRAL.

T-shirt, medal, and goodie bags are not guaranteed for anyone that registers after 5/1/22.

1-Mile Kids Obstacle Race

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

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Rocky Mount Sports Complex

600 Independence Drive

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Organizer Rotary Club of Rocky Mount

Organizer of Tackle the Tar 2022 - 5K Obstacle Course Race

This event is a project of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount.  Funds raised will support "Local Students Attending Local Colleges".  For more information about the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, visit

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