ATTENTION: Packet Pickup at The Downtown Tavern 
Friday night 6pm-9pm. 
First 25 get a free beer!

Obstacle race through the heart of downtown. Proceeds will go to local fallen servicemen/women’s families. 

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

 “We’re Taking Over” 

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! 
*Costumes are welcomed and encouraged*
Ages: 13 and up
Register by September 20 (to guarantee a shirt & medal)
Sign up individually or as a team
Race Training begins September 1st @ LIFT for those registered
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 at the Downton Tavern in Jackson, TN.
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 September 20th)
  • A race shirt  (if registered by September 20th)
  • A free beer (must be 21 or older) 
  • Free pizza from Rock'n Dough
  • Free race training at LIFT Wellness on Saturdays
  • Photo opt by professional photographers
  • Pre & Post race party
  • Bragging Rights

2014 Finisher Medal

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Last Years Obstacles:
1. The Hindrance- What's blocking you from taking the challenge?
2. Hell's Hill- Need we say more?
3. Artic Plunge- A little ice never hurt anybody
4. The Lion's Den-
5. Flying Z- Zig Zag your way to the next obstacle
6. Hot Pursuit- Just a taste of what our PD experiences
7. The Spider Web- No there's no creepy crawlers but it's a big tangled mess
8. Bring the Pain-  Stairs, Burpees, and Tires... OH MY! 
9. Fight or Flight- Warning: STAY LOW!
10. Back Draft- The only way to kill it is to love it a little.
11. Pit of Doom- Up-Down, Up-Down, Up-Down!
12. Black Out-There is light at the end of the tunnel...eventually!


Traveling from out of town and need a place to stay? Our friends at the Marriot would love to have you! Racers get a SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

The Hampton Inn & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott are proud to be the exclusive hotel sponsors of the Rockabilly Riot Urban Challenge.  We are conveniently located right off of I-40 at exit 83 and are within minutes from downtown Jackson. Relax the night before the race and gear up the next morning at one of our luxurious properties. We look forward to serving you!


Courtyard by Marriott:


200 Campbell Oaks Dr.

Jackson, TN 38305

Residence Inn by Marriott
126 Old Medina Crossing Jackson, TN 38305