The Viking Challenge & Viking Crusade 2013 - 5K & 10K Extreme Wilderness Mud Run

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
Fergus Falls 21756 Co Road 22 Fergus FallsMN  56537
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
Fergus Falls 21756 Co Road 22 Fergus FallsMN  56537

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OnLine PRE-REGISTRATION is CLOSED.  There is Onsite registration Saturday morning starting at 7:30 AM.  We have plenty of extra T-shirts, bibs, timing chips, food, and mud.  Register ONSITE beginning at 7:30AM Saturday morning.

The Viking Challenge and Viking Crusade is a TWO DAY EVENT. Saturday is a 5K extreme wilderness mud run and Sunday is a 10K Viking Crusade wilderness mud run. Both events are in Otter Tail County Lakes area in Northwestern Minnesota on a permanent wilderness obstacle mud run. The course has 13 natural obstacles, lots of mud, and runs through trails in the woods, meadows and over 400 acres of The Viking Challenge course. This years event is biggner and better than last year with more live music, more food vendors, more family activities including inflatables, childrens obstacle course, expanded spectator areas and the most unique, muddiest, permanent, challenging extreme wilderness mud run in the Midwest. And did we say there was lots of mud??? Prepare to get dirty, and donate your shoes when you are done to Greensneakers. Shower area, food vendors, and live music!


Saturday afternoon beginning with the 3:00 pm waves are the "FAMILY RUN" - for all ages. Families must register as a family team and signup for the waves beginning at 3:00 pm or later. Family teams must stay together through the entire course and complete the run together. Family teams must have at least one parent (over 21 and legal guardian) register as the team captain, and parents must stay with their children throughout the entire course to the finish.


Saturday evening following the last flight of runners, there will be a concert, food, bon fire a great festival atmosphere. Camping & lodging is available onsite for an additional fee or there are many fine hotels, motels, and lake resorts. Some of the most beautiful biking, fishing and fishing, along with Maplewood State Park, is availalable throughout the 1,000 plus lakes area in Otter Tail County. Make it an annual weekend event before going BACK TO SCHOOL!  Sorry, no refunds.

Event schedule and times

Saturday race times beginning at 9:00 am

Family Runs beginning at 3:00 pm.

Saturday evening stay for the live music, food, bonfire, and festivities!


On Sunday - 10K Viking Crusade mud run.

Register for both days for a TWO DAY FEE of $100.00 per person and run during any time slot. One timing chip per day will be given to TWO DAY EVENT participants.

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Fergus Falls 21756 Co Road 22 Fergus FallsMN  56537
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