You May Be Strong, But Are You Viking Strong?

Access to the storied Viking Obstacle Course is included with any stay at Sunny Hill Resort. Try it during your stay, then return for the annual race!

Join us for a variety of special events and training days

Come as an individual or use teamwork to tackle the course. These family friendly events feature no parking or spectator fees.

2021 Event Schedule:

May 22 – Course preview day, medal included.  Join here.

June 26th Viking Night Trail Run. Start time 8:45pm.  Event details and sign up here.

June 27th Viking Obstacle Race. Elite, Open and Team Heats.  Register here.

Please see us on Facebook for continued updates and event details

Join us and enjoy the day running, jumping, crawling and climbing through the beautiful  Catskill Mountains. The course is open to the public April – October for training.


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.

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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
Season Pass + Race Registration $250

Competition Details

10k 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.

10k 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, Teams must finish with all members. 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. Teams must finish with all members. This is the only top team will receive a prize. 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.

10k Open & Charity Wave

Solo entrants or teams may enter these heats. 1 full lap of the course. Penalties will vary along the course. OCRWC journeyman division qualification use only for all finishers.

8 Hour Ultra Viking

Racers will do as many laps of the course within an 8 hour timeframe. Start line & course cutoff times will be stated prior to and onsite. Gear bins and pop tents are allowed to stage in pit area at start finish line. OCRWC Full age group and pro division qualification spots available. Prize podium for top 3 overall and all age groups in male & female divisions.

“...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
“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

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.

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course

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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