2016 was the Best... 2017 will be bigger and better!

NEW DATE:   Saturday JUNE 17, 2017

th Annual Viking Challenge Event 

PRE-Registration will OPEN in November -REGISTER HERE

Tag YOUR Pictures
at the 2016 Viking Challenge and Crusade.

Thank You for coming.
Thank you to all our Business and individual sponsors, supporters and volunteers!

2016 10k Race Overall Results HERE

2016 5k Race Overall Results HERE

The Viking Challenge 5K and The Viking Crusade 10K extreme wilderness mud runs are located in the beautiful hills of Otter Tail County, MN. Located just 12 miles north of Fergus Falls, the Challenge and Crusade is an annual event created on over 400 acres of wooded areas with rolling meadows, meandering trails, lakes and lots of MUD!  The only permanent natural obstacle mud run in Minnesota.  It's extreme, its beautiful, it will challenge your body, your mind, and your ability.  

RACE TIMES for 2017

9:00am - 10K Crusade Begins

11:00am 5K Challenge Wave Begins

12:00am 5K Challenge Wave Begins

1:00pm 5K Challenge Wave Begins

2:00pm 5K Challenge Wave Begins

3:00pm 5K "Family" Challenge Begins

Mud Volleyball Open play begins at 11:00 AM

  • Tournament begins around 1:00 
It's a great time.  The more teams the better.  Stay for the day, run then play volleyball.

Swamp soccer

Spectators are.... FREE,
     Parking is......    FREE,
          Camping is..... FREE.
Come watch the event, register for the event, join the mud volleyball, camp, tent, eat, and enjoy one of the 
Fergus Falls Race Series events.  September 17, 2016 is the date!  Tell your friends, register early.  Best prices on registration will be early!

Live Music - On Stage 

5:30PM-9:30PM: "Thin Ice"

The Viking Challenge is a part of the NEW Fergus Falls Area Race Series! By registering for the any of the races, you are automatically entered in the race series at no additional charge!  For more information, please visit www.ffraces.com

Fergus Falls Races

The Viking Challenge was created 5 years ago to bring people to the Fergus Falls area for a fun mud run event, and also to raise funds to support Lake Region Cancer and Research Center and Dough 4 Joe.

Thank you to our 2015:

  • Participants
  • Spectators
  • Volunteers,
  • Sponsor businesses and individuals,
  • Vendors,
  • Dough4Joe, and
  • Lake Region Healthcare Cancer and Research Center 

We couldn't do it without each of you!  Thank you.  You are why our race is GREAT!

2016 10k Race Overall Results HERE

2016 5k Race Overall Results HERE

2015 5k Race Overall Results HERE

2015 10k Race Results HERE

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2012 Race Results