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!

Race photos are now available for free downloads:  Click Here

Official race results are available: Click Here

Thor's Hammer, cash and prizes went home with:

                                             1st Place Elite:  Ryan Hall and Karlee Whipple

                                              2nd Place Elite:  Alexander Nicholas and Ehren Curbello

                                              3rd Place Elite:  Darren Lavallee and Heather Cammarata

Thank you to all of our racers, volunteers and sponsors for making this an outstanding event!


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 for a Day Pass



RACERS: An Athlete Guide  is now available for viewing.  The guide includes important information, rules and directions for the race.

  • Please note our fall race date has changed to September 27, 2014
  • Elite Wave & Prizes for Top Finishers
  • $1,000 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
  • 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 2014 New England Spahtens Obstacle Racing Team's Review! Written by Paul Jones



  • Just For Fun rides to the spectator viewing area!
  • All Race Registrations include: Viking t-shirt, finishers' medal, lunch, beer, beverage ticket, unlimited digital downloads 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.