Viking Obstacle Race

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


REGISTER TODAY!  Registration is waived for resort guests.

RACERS: An Athlete Guide will be available prior to the race. The guide includes important information and directions for the race.

  • Spring race to be held May 10, 2014 / Fall race September 20, 2014
  • Elite Wave & Prizes for Top 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 Review! Written by Paul Jones



Includes: 2 FREE race registrations*, 2 adults, all meals, kids 17 and under stay free (up to 2 kids per room with adult), FREE childcare 8am-12:30pm on race day, Mom golfs FREE on Sunday (cart not included, Sunny Hill only), and all race and resort amenities shown below.
Introductory Rate** $549 3 days/2 nights, $349 2 days/1 night

  • All Event Packages include: all meals, rock climbing wall, Cliffhanger, outdoor pool, Just For Run rides, fishing, entertainment, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, and more. Take all the Just For Fun rides to the spectator viewing area!
  • All Race Registrations include: Viking t-shirt, finishers' medal, lunch, beer, beverage ticket, and after-party. Prizes for top finishers.
  • No extra charge for parking or spectators

*Race registration is deducted from your bill at resort check-out.
**This special 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 easy, secure, and ONLINE. 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 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.

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 package listed above.

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.

Please email with questions.