Viking Obstacle Race

Calling All Vikings to the ultimate challenge of rugged terrain and heart-pounding fixed obstacles - 5.5 miles and over 35 fixed obstacles carefully carved into the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County!

Race Day - July 10, 2016        Register Here

 Make 2016 the year of the Viking. 5.5 miles and more than 35  obstacles carved through the rugged terrain of the Great Northern Catskills. Who will walk away with Thor's Hammer? Race as an individual or use teamwork to tackle the course.  


  • Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championship Qualifier
  • $1,000 cash total to be awarded to the top 3 Male/Female Elite racers. Who will win the coveted Thor's Hammer?
  • Registration includes: Viking T-shirt, Finishers' Medal, Lunch, Beer/Beverage Ticket, unlimited digital downloads and After-Party
  • No Parking or Spectator Fees
  • Race as individuals or teams
  • Family friendly event. Free rides to the spectator viewing area. 
  • A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greenville Rescue Squad.
  • Course designed by Rob Butler, an experienced obstacle course racer and designer, of Shale Hill Adventure Farm, Vermont.

Elite Wave

The Elite wave begin at 7:40 and 7:50 a.m. Elites have mandatory obstacle completion, and failure to complete an obstacle is a disqualification in this wave. Racers are permitted to take as many attempts as needed to complete the obstacle without hindering racers behind them. Elites are racing for prize money, the coveted Thor’s Hammer and OCRWC (Obstacle Course Racing Word Championship) qualifying spots.

Team Wave

Create your Clan! We have designated a team competition wave. Each team must have a minimum of 3 racers including at least 1 female. Teams must start and finish together while carrying their own team-made flag. Teams will carry their own team-made flag through the course while using teamwork to ensure that the flag does not touch the ground. If the flag touches the ground the whole team will serve a 25 burpee penalty. Flags must be a minimum of 2'x3' with the pole a minimum of 3' in length. Teams can help each other through the obstacles. Teams may create as many clans as they'd like as long as they meet the requirements for each clan. This is the only wave that will recognize Top 3 Team Prizes.

If you want to show team pride but still race as an individual be sure to name your team during registration. Recognition of the largest team award will be taken from teams named in the individual open waves.

Open Waves

Racers are required to attempt every obstacle, if you are unable to complete an obstacle in three tries you must serve a 25 burpee penalty. Top 3 male  and female finishers in the open waves will receive prizes and OCRWC qualifying positions in the age groups of 55 and under and 56 and over.

Viking Double 

New this year! Runners will complete 2 laps of the course and all obstacle must be completed for both laps. Race begins at 8 a.m. and cut off time is 12:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. 


The Viking Obstacle Course is available as a training facility spring through fall. Our permanent 5.5 mile, 35+ obstacle course is well marked and open to the public for individuals and groups. If you are a guest of the resort, the obstacle course is included in your all-inclusive stay. Please visit the main office to sign your waiver and fill out the course attendance log.

Individuals: $25 for a Day Pass


Groups (10+) : $20 pp for a Day Pass

Season Pass: $200 for individual unlimited pass

                              $250 for individual pass plus 7/10 race entry


See the fun we had on race day 2015 with your free unlimited digital downloads

Race Reviews

 Featured Review by Paul Jones of the New England Spahtens.

The Mudman Report by Kevin LaPlatney.

Official 2015 Viking Obstacle Race results.

Volunteer Information

We need volunteers to help make this race a success! Send us an email to find available times and positions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will Sunny Hill guests be allowed to use the obstacle course?

Absolutely! This is part of your all-inclusive stay at Sunny Hill. Please use the Course at your convenience for fun or training. Make sure you check in and check out with the Sunny Hill Staff at the main office. Please Note: An updated signed wavier is required before entering the course.

What makes The Sunny Hill Viking Race and Obstacle Course different from others?

The 35+ obstacle course is a fixed structure circling through the challenging landscape of the Catskill Mountains at our family resort. Bring your family/team/friends to race and train while we take care of your meals, beds and entertainment. This is one event where you won't want to leave the family at home.

Is there an age limit/minimum?
Yes, the minimum age to participate in the race is 14 years. All participants in the race and course training activities will be required to sign a waiver understanding their risks. Course training participants under the age of 14 will be required to have an adult escort on the course at all times. Participants under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/legal guardian sign their waiver.

Please email with questions.