Get Ready.... Saturday September 17, 2016
5th Annual Viking Challenge Event 


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.  

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!

2015 5k Race Overall Results HERE

Congratulations to our TOP TEN Male & Female 5K Finishers and all who participated!

2015 10k Race Results HERE

Congratulations to our TOP TEN Male & Female 10K Racers and all who participated!

Start forming your teams for next year!  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!


Mud Volleyball

It's a great time.  The more teams the better.  Stay for the day, run then play volleyball.

Swamp soccer

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

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.

Join us in 2016 for the 5th Annual

Viking Challenge 5k & 10k extreme wilderness obstacle mud run.

September 17, 2016

More Info >>

2012 Race Results