The Outdoor Adventure Challenge

The Outdoor Adventure Challenge is  a competitive 5K trail run that includes use of the Diakon Wilderness Center's amenities. That's right . . . your registration fee includes free use of the zip line, Alpine tower and high ropes course plus a wonderful lunch! The event also incorporates a “fun-run” for participants who prefer to run or walk the course in a less competitive atmosphere.

As one past participant said in describing the Outdoor Adventure Challenge: "The Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge totally exceeded my expectations! The course was challenging, the surroundings were beautiful, and the lunch was much better than your typical post-race spread. But the best part was definitely challenging myself on the Alpine tower and flying down the zip-line.”

Awards and prizes are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in each of the following categories:

  • Ages 12 and under
  • Ages 13-19
  • Ages 20-29
  • Ages 30-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50 and older

Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in all age groups (male and female) and overall top three male and female.

There were 258 participants this year.

The event raised $45,700 in revenue for Diakon Youth Services. Thanks to all of our sponsors and participants!

Mark your calendar for next year’s race on Sept. 15, 2018!



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