5k obstacle race
NC SC

challenge yourself

1252 Glasscock road rock hill, sc
october 15th, 2022
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current price
until 7/31/22
$
59
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69
8/1/22-9/4/22
$
79
9/5/22-10/09/22
$
89
10/10/22- 10/15/22

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about

Carolina Challenge is the newest obstacle course running series and is the ideal event for thrill-seeking weekend warriors. This mud run is held on some of the nation's most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer fun obstacles and celebrate their feat with beer, music and muddy clothes.

team building

This is a great course for team building with friends or co-workers to build confidence in each other as you progress through our Challenge together and boost each others confidence and have fun stories to talk about as you prepare to return to Challenge the course again.

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skilled

This Challenge will give you the experience to beat your last time and test your strength and dexterity, as you negotiate our obstacles at a vigorous pace. You will always be able to improve as you continue to come back to take the Challenge.

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intermediate

The Challenge is a great course to run as you advance your skill at running obstacle courses. There will be challenges that you can attack to increase your skill and track your time to compare the next time you return to the Carolina Challenge 5K.

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beginner

This challenge is for you to get out and test your skill level at your pace of ability, with a series of obstacles that will be challenging but also achievable. Some will take you a bit out of your comfort zone but you will finish with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return as you set a baseline time and experience for the Carolina Challenge 5K.

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race day

WHEN TO ARRIVE ON RACE DAY

We recommend that you arrive at least one hour before your wave time. Remember that you will have to park, pick up your packet, attach your bib and chip, and make your way to the starting line.

What you need at the race
  • Appropriate footwear is highly recommended! Note: You will get muddy!
  • Spending money for extra beer, food, entertainment, or Challenger gear.
  • A great Challenger attitude!
Packet pickup

Packet pick-up will be available on site, beginning one hour prior to the first wave of the day.

Your packet includes your race bib with safety pins, your chip timer, your t-shirt, your Challenge sunglasses, and any extras that you may have purchased.

*Race packets and materials must be picked up on-site. They will not be shipped to participants

* If you are picking up a packet for a friend we will only release the t-shirt and glasses. Each registered individual must pick up their own race bibs, chips and medals.

What you need at packet pick-up

  • 1.Your photo ID (required at packet pick-up)
  • 2. A change of clothes
  • Guts
  • 4. An initialed, signed, and dated copy of the participant waiver. This is optional to bring with you, but will greatly help save some time in line! Click HERE to download.
what to leave at home
  • No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
  • No REAL weapons and/or firearms will be allowed.
  • No glass containers will be allowed.
  • No poor attitudes will be allowed.......and a clean shaved chin is discouraged!
gear check

Gear check will be available for racers to check their items during the race (like a coat check). Feel free to leave your keys, t-shirt, helmet, and all those items you don't want to carry with you during the race!

Parking

Parking will be available for $10 per car space on race day. Please have cash ready! Car-pooling is highly encouraged.

challenger fuel

During the race, there will be a water station at the half-way point of the race course. Water will also be available after you cross the finish line. After the race, each warrior will receive one free beer ticket. Additional beer and food items will be available for purchase, including vegetarian options. Remember, no outside food or drinks will be allowed! Security will be enforcing the area.

party like a challenger

Gear check will be available for racers to check their items during the race (like a coat check). Feel free to leave your keys, t-shirt, helmet, and all those items you don't want to carry with you during the race!

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obstacles

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Log Jam

4-5 logs in a body of water to climb over or under to get to the other side Difficulty (mild)

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Road Rage

You will get the opportunity to trample , run or walk across real cars as you traverse Road Rage not letting cars stand in your way of completing the Challenge course Difficulty (Mild)

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Walls of Fury

A series of walls to climb over and under as you and your challenger comrades progress to success Difficulty (Mild)

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Shear Fear

Scale this 16ft tall triangle with the assistance of ropes and ambition this obstacle will give you a true sense of achievement upon completion Difficulty ( moderate / challenging)

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Inverted Wall

Scale up a merciless wall 20' in the air, straddle the ledge, and slide down to hit the ground running.

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Mud Slide

Lend a hand to your fellow Warrior. You'll climb over a tall mud mound and slide down into a muddy pit....over and over again.

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Muck & Mire

Army-crawl under real barbed wire through a 100' long mud pit. Traditionally the final obstacle of Carolina Challenge, this obstacle guarantees you'll be able to give your friend a big muddy hug at the finish line.

volunteer

With the Carolina Challenge in full swing, Challengers around the Carolinas are either preparing for the Frontline or proudly wearing their Challenger sunglasses throughout the office. Meanwhile, on the other side of the finish line, extraordinary volunteers have confirmed that there are alternative ways to showcase their inner Challenger.

In order to make each Carolina Challenge a reality, we recruit the help of local Challengers and community organizations. These remarkable volunteers provide race-day assistance in exchange for the following:

  • $1,000 donation in change for a group of 25 volunteers.
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Snacks throughout the day
  • Access to live music
  • Fun, festival-like atmosphere
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sponsorship

Becoming a sponsor at Carolina Challenge is an incredible opportunity to get your product, company and brand in front of an audience of young, active professionals. Ranging from website exposure to on site signage and tent space, we look for partners at both local and regional levels at a variety of price points. There are ample opportunities to sample, promote and increase awareness of your business and brand to our racers, spectators and newsletter recipients.Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Contact us using the link below for more information and to request an overview of all available opportunities.

faq

how long is carolina challenge?

Carolina Challenge is an individually timed 5k run with 12-14 obstacles.

are spectators allowed?

Spectators are allowed to attend the event free of charge in designated viewing areas. Dogs are permitted in the spectator zone but must remain on a leash at all times.

Will there be entertainment?

In addition to the race, there will be Axe Throwing, Boulder Heave and Live Music.

will there be food and drink at the course?

Each ticket includes one free beer voucher. Additional food and beer items will be available for purchase. Food vendors vary between locations.

is carolina challenge safe?

There's certainly risk involved in Carolina Challenge, but we take every precaution possible to get you to the finish line safely. There will be paramedics and an ambulance on site in case of an emergency. You enter Carolina Challenge at your own risk.

can we compete with teams?

There's no team division, but you're welcome to run with some friends to help you through the obstacles.

I'm not in good shape. Can i do this?

Finishing Carolina Challenge is more about mental toughness than being in great shape.

I'm terrified of a specific obstacle. can i still participate?

You may bypass any obstacle and still receive your finisher medal. However, if you would like to qualify for a top finisher award, you're expected to complete all obstacles.

Can I still participate if i can't swim?

Absolutely. You aren't required to swim for any race. Any body of water you'll be traveling through is only three to four feet deep.

Are there showers available after the challenge?

There will be a Challenger Wash station to rinse off after the race, but stay home if you don't like getting dirty.

can kids compete?

Carolina Challenge is only open to participants 12 years old and older.

For participants under 18 years old on race day, your parent or guardian must be present during on race day at packet pick-up to sign a waiver and release form. If your parent is unable to be present at packet pick-up to sign the waiver, please click HERE to download the waiver.

can i get a refund?

Sorry, no refunds under any circumstances.

You may change your event date/time or transfer your registration to another person by submitting a request on the Contact Us page. All requests must be submitted prior to the "Transfer Deadline" listed on your location's page.

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