This challenge is geared toward the general public, but we welcome members of Emergency Services to join in the fun as well.

The Rescue Challenge is a mud-crawling, tire leaping, watersliding 5k run/walk obstacle course like no other! Participants are challenged to conquer unique obstacles designed to train Fire Fighters, and emergency response professionals. You can challenge yourself to a personal best, have fun crawling in the mud with your family and friends or form a team to train together and get in shape for the summer.

If you are looking for an event that is challenging and fun and provides a family friendly adventure, you won’t want to miss The Rescue Challenge. 

Don’t like the idea of doing obstacles with the 5k? That’s ok, obstacles are optional.


Date:          Saturday August 27 2016

Time:          Starting at 9:30 am waves of racers will start every 20 minutes        throughout the day.

Location:    Caraway Conference Center and Camp

                   4756 Caraway Mountain Road

                   Sophia, NC 27350



Rules and Regulations

The following rules and guidelines are intended to help create a fun and safe event for all participants: 

  • Participants must have a signed waiver to participate. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled wave departure to register and complete the waiver.

  • Participants must abide by all instructions given from the race director, race staff, volunteers and medical personnel. 

  • Participants understand and acknowledge The Rescue Challenge is an extreme event and accept all risks associated with the event. 

  • Participants must be 14 years-old or older on race day in order to participate due to insurance liabilities.

  • Participants must wear the provided bib number clearly shown on the front. No participant will be allowed to race without an official bib number.

  • Several photographers are stationed along the course. Participants agree to allow the user of any pictures or video footage of the event for future promotional purposes. 

  • Baby joggers, baby strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, skateboards or any other type of recreational wheeled devices are strictly prohibited on the course.