Rockabilly Riot is a 4 mile run with various physical obstacles thrown in your path. You will crawl, jump, climb, trek, and run through the downtown streets. While it is not mandatory to have a team, the obstacles are team oriented so we highly suggest you have a partner, a team, make a new friend on the day of the race; unless you’re A superhero, then by all means go for it!!                

Jackson Development, Jackson Tourism, the City, the County, JFD, JPD, LIFT Wellness, JMCGH, and numerous local business have all worked together to bring you this extreme challenge to honor our servicemen and women! Are you ready for this challenge?? This is a race for beginner trail racers and 5k runners to hardcore competitors, tough guys, and marathon runners. All can come test their strength, discipline, and courage on these raw obstacles. Rise to the challenge: It’s a new dawn in Jackson! Obstacle race through the heart of downtown. 

PROCEEDS Benefit: Chris Blankenship Family 

Distance: 4 miles
Time: First wave 9:00am (must check-in 1 hour prior to your wave time) 
Difficulty: TBD 
Theme: City terrain with intense obstacles
Obstacles: 12 obstacles that will challenge your strength, stamina, and your mental fortitude!
Benefactor: Local First Responders Fund: Chris Blankenship Family

“We’re Taking Over”

*Costumes are welcomed and encouraged*

2014 participant medal & Race Shirt, 2015 design coming soon!


Ages: 13 and up

  • Register by October 1st (to guarantee a shirt & medal)
  • Sign up individually or as a team
  • Please be at the registration table to pick up your race packet and bib one hour prior to your heat if you did not pickup your swag bag and race packet the night before in the lobby @ LIFT Wellness Center.
  • First Wave Begins: 9:00am
  • Waves will start every 10 minutes (no exceptions)
  • Run your wave and then party like a rockstar!!


  • A superior feeling of accomplishment/awesomeness
  • A finisher medal (if registered by October 3rd)
  • A race shirt (if registered by October 3rd)
  • A free beer (must be 21 or older)
  • Photo opt by professional photographers
  • Post race party
  • Bragging Rights


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Last Years Obstacles:

1. Slosh Pipe Hill
2. Arctic Plunge-A little ice never hurt anybody
3. Terminus-Watch out for Zombies
4. Flying Z's-Zig Zag your way to the next obstacle
5. Hot Pursuit- Just a taste of what our PD experiences
6. Bring the Pain-Stairs, Burpees, Monkey Bars...OH MY!
7. Fight or Flight-WARNING: STAY LOW!
8. Monkey Business-Can you climb your way through the obstacle?
10. Back Draft- How strong are you? Be ready to drag, carry & slam!
11. Pit of Doom- Up-Down, Up-Down, Up-Down!
12. Mire of Misery-Prepare to get muddy!!!!  

Traveling from out of town and need a place to stay? 


The Hampton Inn & Suites is proud to be the exclusive hotel sponsor of the Rockabilly Riot Urban Challenge. Relax the night before the race and gear up the next morning at our luxurious property. We look forward to serving you!

Hampton Inn & suites

150 Campbell Oaks Drive

Jackson, TN 38305


Local First Responders Fund
Goal: $1,000