Chicago 2019

July 27 & 28, 2019

Savage Pro +$30
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Savage Blitz Pro +$30
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Savage Jr $35 online / $45 onsite
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Savage Syndicate Pass

9 miles in one day
Earn your Syndicate medal
All the glory
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When Savage Race was born in 2011, we set six rules to define who we are and to set us apart from everyone else. To this day, we design our events with these rules as our guideposts.

  1. Savage Race is incredibly fun.
  2. We always have the best obstacles.
  3. It's about teamwork and friendship.
  4. Our community matters to us more than anything.
  5. We challenge beginners. We challenge experts.
  6. No one expects you to beat all the obstacles. It's normal to fail.
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Savage Race obstacles are regularly voted best in the industry by participants like you.

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Savage finisher shirts are crafted from a lightweight, ultra soft, cotton/poly blend.

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Unique medals for Savage Race, Savage Blitz, Savage Syndicate, and SavagePRO award winners


We leverage the most accurate timing equipment available to keep track of your race time.

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Our photographers are on course for great photo ops! Find your photos after the event using our facial recognition search tools.

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Beer is the official recovery beverage of Savage Race. If you finish, your first one is on the house.

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Did you know that Savage Race has a wonderfully supportive online race community with thousands of obstacle racers just like you? Our private Facebook group ranges from people just getting started, to some of the most accomplished professional athletes in the sport, and a whole lot of people in between. Get direct access to conversations with Savage HQ staff and thousands of fellow Savages.

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SavagePRO is for advanced athletes looking to take their Savage Race experience to the next level. SavagePRO participants compete for age group awards, special medals, cash prizes, and all the glory. SavagePRO is always the first race heat of the day, starting with a fresh course, at 9:00 am. SavagePRO is for the top 5% of runners, not for casual competitors, or beginners. Learn more


Savage Race is about teamwork, friendship, and community. It’s also about smiling and having a lot of fun. Make the most out of your Savage experience by completing it with your friends and family. We promise that it is the best that way. Speaking of community, why don’t you join our Savage Syndicate group on Facebook to connect with other runners?

Savage Syndicate

Savage Syndicate is a loyalty program designed to reward participants who run in two or more events within a single calendar year (this means between January 1 and December 31 of the same year). After you qualify, you can pick up your own Syndicate medal and race finisher pins (one for each race) onsite at your qualifying race. Learn more


Watch your friends or family complete Savage Race with a spectator pass. Spectators have full access to the race course. We provide spectator course maps and recommended spectator viewing routes to help you find your way. Spectator passes are $15 online until the Friday before the event, or $25 onsite on race day. All SavageJR entries come with one complimentary spectator pass. Purchase spectator passes here.


There are two ways to Ruck Savage Race.

Savage Race Rucking Division
9:30am Saturday

Rucking Division is not a Cadre-led event. In Rucking Division, you simply show up, have fun, and ruck the course with your friends and others from the GORUCK community. Rucking Division finishers earn a special patch in addition to their T-shirt and medal. Rucking Division event completions do count toward Savage Syndicate qualification.
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Savage Race GORUCK Tough
12:01 am Saturday
(Note: Friday night / Sat. morning)

GORUCK teams up with Savage Race for a special GORUCK Tough Challenge on the grounds of the Savage Race. That means your Special Forces Cadre will have access to Savage Race’s 27+ obstacles for you to lead, follow, and overcome adversity as a team, by night, on an obstacle course closed to everyone else until morning. GORUCK Tough finishers earn a special patch in addition to Savage Race T-shirt and finisher medal. Savage Race GORUCK Tough event completions do count toward Syndicate qualification. Additional gear is required for this event.
Register Now for Savage Race GORUCK Tough

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Corporate / Single Payer Groups

Savage Race offers corporate discounts for groups of 8 or more who pay for their registrations with a single payment. Learn more about corporate group discounts.


Want to have an amazing day working at Savage Race, then run the course? Want to race for free, or earn a donation for your charity? Savage Race offers a fun-filled day of volunteering, racing, and great incentives to volunteers. Learn more


Savage Race has some of the most dedicated fans and highest rate of return athletes in the Obstacle Course Racing industry. Are you interested in becoming an official partner of Savage Race? Contact our sponsorship team

For Kids 12 and Under (SAVAGEJR)

We have a friendly and challenging course for your little Savage. Each wave is monitored by friendly and enthusiastic staff, and parents are encouraged to come out and play too!

The SavageJR course is offered in two course distances:

  • 1/3 mile course for Savages 8 and under, with easier obstacles. Parents are welcome to participate with their child.
  • 1 mile course with larger obstacles for Savages 9 to 12.

Each Savage Junior will receive:

  • Official Savage Race Finisher medal
  • Official Savage Race Finisher T-shirt

Ages: 12 and under
Times: 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday, and 11:00 AM only on Sunday
Registration: $35 online or $45 on-site. One spectator pass is included.

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Savage Race Participant Ratings

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  • It was awesome

    By John (2023-03-26, 16:40)

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    It was a great one

  • Savage runner since 2016

    By Sean ( 2019-01-25 , 17:18 )

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    I cannot say enough amazing things about Savage Race! Every year they put on the best event! New obstacles and challenges all the time, competitive prices, and amazing festival area! I also met the love of my life at Savage Race Chicago 2016, so they will always be my favorite!

  • Love the Ohio race

    By Russ ( 2019-01-25 , 17:18 )

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    I live a few miles from the race site, and have ran it the last 3 years. Including the blitz race this last year to earn my syndicate medal. Can't wait to run them again this year. Always a blast!!!

  • Love this Race

    By Ryan ( 2019-01-25 , 17:03 )

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    I absolutely love this Race and the people behind it . I absolutely love volunteering for it and always look forward to my Savage Family.

  • Love this Race

    By Ryan ( 2019-01-25 , 17:03 )

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    I absolutely love this Race and the people behind it . I absolutely love volunteering for it and always look forward to my Savage Family.

  • Best race brand, great people

    By Dylan Edmundson ( 2019-01-25 , 17:00 )

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    I have done 10+ Savage races (Prowave, non-pro, Blitz) and every single one has been on par with the last. Every single race that I have completed with Savage has been better than any other race brand that I have ran in. Sam is one hell of a CEO and the teams that hold the races definitely know how to give each race the special treatment and really make each racer feel like they should be there on the course. If something goes unexpectedly, Sam is there to either correct the issue or apologize and make amends. I will forever continue racing with Savage. Plus, what you get out of the race compared to the cost is definitely better than most (if not all) other race brands.

  • Savage Race is the best

    By Jordan Grantham ( 2019-01-25 , 16:55 )

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    Dade City

    This was my first time doing the Savage race and blitz at the Florida fall 2018 location, and it was an amazing experience. I can't wait to do it again this year and gain another Savage syndicate. It was the best obstacle series I have ran. I loved all the obstacles and how they challenge you and how they pump you up for race is my favorite.

  • Great race, awesome volunteer experience

    By Michele Fisher ( 2019-01-25 , 16:46 )

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    Savage is awesome. It is challenging but fun no matter what format you run. This is the one race I volunteer for multiple times in a year. I love how they take care of volunteers and how easy it is to race same day!! I volunteer from 7-1:30 (ish) then hop in the dedicated volunteer wave! That’s it. No hassle at all. While spectators tend to head out before volunteers finish the race, everyone else is still around making sure the volunteers have the same experience as everyone else. Can’t wait to get back on course this year and volunteer!!! Thank you savage team!! You all rock!

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