The Northeast’s Newest & Most Challenging 5-Mile 30 Permanent Obstacle Race!
Calling all Vikings to the ultimate challenge of rugged terrain and heart pounding fixed obstacles, carefully carved into the Great Northern Catskill Mountains of Greene County!
STEP ONE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Registration is waived for resort guests.RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM 7:00AM - 10:00AM payable only by cash or check.
RACERS: PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ATHLETE'S GUIDE PRIOR TO THE RACE. The guide includes important information and directions for the race.
- Race to be held September 28, 2013
- Elite Wave & Prizes for Top Elite Finishers
- Registration includes: Viking T-shirt, Finishers' Medal, Lunch, Beer/Beverage Ticket, and After-Party
- Race as individuals or teams
- Course designed by Rob Butler, an experienced obstacle course racer and designer, of Shale Hill Adventure Farm, Vermont.
- Costumes Encouraged! (no capes please)
- Read the New England Spahtens Obstacle Racing Team's Coverage!
STEP TWO: COMPLETE EVENT LODGING REQUEST.
Includes: 2 FREE race registrations*, 2 adults, all meals, golf with FREE greens fee (cart not included, Sunny Hill only), and all race and resort amenities shown below.
Introductory Rate** $499 3 days/2 nights, $299 2 days/1 night. Add up to two adults for $150/person/night including race reg. (same room) Minimum double-occupancy per room.
FAMILY LODGING & EVENT PACKAGE WITH 2 FREE RACE REGISTRATIONS
Includes: 2 FREE race registrations*, 2 adults, all meals, kids 17 and under stay free (up to 3 kids per room with adult), FREE childcare 8am-12:30pm on race day, golf with FREE greens fee (cart not included, Sunny Hill only), and all race and resort amenities shown below.
Introductory Rate** $499 3 days/2 nights, $299 2 days/1 night
All Event Packages include: all meals, hay wagon rides, apple picking, rock climbing wall, Cliffhanger, outdoor pool, fun adult and kids rides, fishing, golf, entertainment, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, and more.
All Race Registrations include: Viking t-shirt, finishers' medal, lunch, beer, beverage ticket, and after-party. Prizes for top finishers.
*Race registration is deducted from your bill at resort check-out.
**This special introductory rate is valid only during race weekend and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
VOLUNTEERS: We need many volunteers to help make this race a success! Send us an email and we will let you know times and responsibilities.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greenville Rescue Squad
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How and when can I register for The Sunny Hill Viking Obstacle Race?
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. To inquire about on-site lodging at our all-inclusive resort, please complete a reservation request and indicate you're competing in the race. Please visit us on Facebook.
Will SH guests be allowed to use the obstacle course?
We are working fast and furiously to finish building the obstacles for the September 28th race. Upon completion, this course will be available to Sunny Hill guests during specific time periods. We are still working out the details.
Is this a family friendly event?
Yes. We are making race day a family affair by including kid-friendly adventure activities, such as: rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course and rides to designated spectator points.
Is it a one-time race?
No! It is our intention to hold fall and spring races, in addition the course will be used as a training facility attracting obstacle course racers/clubs for training camps and scheduled sessions.
Are participants required to stay at Sunny Hill if they live nearby?
We are designing this race to be a family-friendly and race team-friendly weekend where people enjoy our all-inclusive resort and all the amazing amenities that come with it - including kicking back and enjoying themselves after the race. Local racers are encouraged, but not required to book a stay. Please see our hot deal event packages listed above. We expect a sell-out weekend, so please reserve early.
Why is it called the Sunny Hill Viking Obstacle Course Race?
Since Sunny Hill Resort was founded by some super tough hard working Norwegians in 1920, it seemed fitting to the generations of Nicholsen’s to honor our tough obstacle course with the title of “Viking."
What makes The Sunny Hill Viking Race and course different from others?
The 30 obstacle course is a fixed structure circling through the challenging landscape of the Catskill Mountains on 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.