An experience like no other: The Contender is a hybrid OCR. Meaning, we've combined the best elements of both Obstacle Course and Adventure Racing. The result is an adventure that involves strategy, community and determination. Check out our General Information page to learn more about our course design.
Live like a contender.
What is the Contender?
The Contender is an adventure like no other. It's more than just an obstacle course. It's a community built on teamwork, personal growth and unforgettable experiences.Register NowVolunteer
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What makes the Contender unique?
Is the Contender an individual or team event?
Both! Participants can join as individuals or teams. There will be plenty of Contenders on course to help when needed. From the start line experience through the last obstacle you will have many new friends willing to lend you a helping hand where needed. Register Now
Is this for me?
Virtually anyone with heart, determination and a never-quit attitude can complete a Contender event. Obstacles were designed to be challenging, rewarding and fun. How easily the event is completed is determined by your physical condition.
Contend with a purpose.
Everyone has someone who has been affected by mental health challenges. By participating in the Contender, you are telling the people in your life that their mental health matters and deserves support. 15% of your registration fee goes toward supporting this cause.Learn More
Let's talk about registration
How do I sign up?
Visit our Registration page to sign-up as an individual or team. Early-bird registration (lower entry fee) ends June 1st. However, registration will continue up to 30 minutes prior to the event start time.
What does the registration fee include?
Entry fee includes race t-shirt, finisher medal, award (where applicable). Additionally, 15% of your registration fee goes toward supporting individuals battling mental health issues.
Can I create a team?
Yes. And, creating a team is simple! Visit the Registration page and select, "Team" from the drop down menu. Click, "+ Add Team Member" to add additional team members. Up to 4 people can be on a team.
Official Rules & Guidelines
Please read our Official Rules & Guidelines. These guidelines are a core part of our commitment to provide a safe, welcoming and rewarding space and apply to everyone at our event. It is an expression of our values as an organization and the type of experiences we strive to provide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn everything you need to know from registration to event day. Tell me more...
We simply cannot put on events without our awesome volunteers. Every Volunteer receives a discounted annual permit, t-shirt and complimentary food throughout the day. Volunteer Sign-Up