Race through the streets and parks of downtown Worcester and compete in the third annual Woo Challenge, 5K (3.1mile) 15+ obstacle course race that starts and ends on the Worcester Common. The Woo Challenge obstacle course race welcomes racers and runners at every level. We offer an elite heat, a family heat and and encourage groups, teams and individual runners. We also offer an obstacle course just for the little ones featuring 10 obstacles right on the Common for kids 5-10 years old.
How much is the race?
Registration is $50 for early bird registration and ends on April 30. On May 1 the price is $65, day of registrations are $75. Family heat is $35.00 for adults and $15.00 per child. Kiddie Woo Challenge ($10, includes t-shirt and medal and unlimited use to the course.
I joined a team but the heat time is closed. Can I still run with my team?
Yes you can still run with your team. Make sure to select the team you would like to join when you register and we will make sure the entire team runs in one heat. In the event that the team is too large for one heat the team will be divided into two or more heats.
How old do I have to be to run?
You must be 10 years of age on race day to run the Woo Challenge. Participants between 10 years or older are also welcome to run the family heat but must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18.
Can I get a refund if I cannot run?
Sorry but refunds will not available.
What time should I arrive and what should I bring?
Please arrive one hour before your heat time. This will give you enough time to park, pick up your bib, warm up and get to the starting line. You will need your ID to check in and receive your bib.
The Woo Challenge Starts & Ends on the Worcester Common
Admission to the Common is FREE!
All spectators are welcome 9am - 1pm.
Just some of the fun!
Food Trucks - Beer Garden - Music - Games
Can spectators come to watch me run?
Spectators are free and encouraged to enjoy the festival. The best locations for spectators are the start/finish at Worcester Common and Institute Park.
Where can I find the Woo Challenge on social media?
Visit the Woo Challenge on Facebook for the most updated information, training tips, healthy eating ideas and much more. Facebook.com/TheWooChallenge
Is there parking?
There is limited street parking and parking garages within walking distance.
How do I find out more about the race?
More about the Woo Challenge on Facebook,
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