You may be strong, but are you Viking strong?

Try your luck at 5.5 miles with more than 35 obstacles carved through the scenic, rugged terrain of the Great Northern Catskills.

2017 Race Date is July 30, 2017

Who Will Walk Away With Thor's Hammer and win a Cash Prize?
Race as an individual or use teamwork to tackle the course. This family friendly event features free rides to the spectator viewing area, and no parking or spectator fees. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greenville Rescue Squad.
2017 Race Date is July 30, 2017

Competition: Elite, Team, Open, and Viking Double

Prizes: $1,000 cash total to be awarded to the top 3 Male/Female Elite racers in each wave. Who will win the coveted Thor's Hammer?

Registration Fee:  Race Day Registration is $95 cash 

Registration includes:

  • Viking T-shirt
  • Finishers' Medal
  • Lunch
  • Beer/Beverage Ticket
  • Unlimited digital photo downloads
  • After-Party
The Course
Our Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championship qualified obstacle course is 5.5 miles with more than 35 obstacles, including rope climbs, wall climbs, log balancing, and so many more.

The course is permanently located in and around the grounds, woods and hills of Sunny Hill Resort in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, New York. The course was designed by Rob Butler, an experienced obstacle course racer and designer, of Shale Hill Adventure Farm, Vermont.

Viking Obstacle Course Training

The Viking Obstacle Course is open to the public as a training facility for individuals and groups spring through fall.

If you are a guest of Sunny Hill Resort, use of the obstacle course is included in your all-inclusive stay. Please contact the main office for more details.

Those who wish to train on the Viking Obstacle Course at Sunny Hill can do so with the purchase of a day pass:

Individuals: $25
Groups (10+): $20 pp
Season Pass: $200
Competition Details
Elite Wave

Those racing in the elite wave must complete every obstacle. 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! This wave is a teamwork style race where teams are allowed to help one another through the obstacles. Each team must create and carry their team’s flag through the entire course without letting the flag touch the ground, or pay a 25-burpee penalty. Each team must have a minimum of 3 racers including at least 1 female. 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. You can race as an individual and as part of a team.

Recognition of the largest team award will be taken from teams named in the individual open waves.

Open Wave

Racers are required to attempt every obstacle. After three tries, you may continue on after serving 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 obstacles must be completed for both laps.

“With a great blend of climbing, crawling, traversing – open trail (even golf courses) and boggy marshy swamp to wade, Sunny Hill has everything an OCR enthusiast of any level needs – elites were having a tough time with challenges like the monkey bars – many losing their band there – and us open wave, every day folks were just plain having fun!”

— Paul Jones of the New England Spahtens

“...The biggest point is that everything is on site. No more hosing off with cold water from a garden hose, go back to your room and take a warm shower. No more chowing a power bar after the race, just walk over to lunch. We think this is the future (fixed obstacle course at a resort) of obstacle course racing and Sunny Hill has started it out on the right foot by setting the bar pretty high!...”

— Dawn D. - Trip Advisor
About the Location
Sunny Hill Resort, situated on more than 600 acres in the Catskill Mountains of New York, specializes in all-inclusive family vacations.

Rated as one of New York’s Top Family Resorts, it’s the perfect place to stay before, during and after the annual Viking Race. Book to stay on race weekend, or stay for the entire week and get some additional training in on the course beforehand. Access to the course is included with any stay at the resort.

Sunny Hill offers several different types of lodging properties, including spaces great for large or small groups, or suite-style rooms.

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