Event Date & Time

Saturday, August 3, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm

Event Location

Worcester Common
455 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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About Woo Challenge

The 2019 Date is August 3! Mark your calendars today!
Run, jump, climb, crawl and race through the streets and parks of downtown Worcester and compete in the fourth annual Woo Challenge! New this year, Woo Challenge is partnering with Rugged Races on a new 5K course that includes 20 obstacles. The race will start and end on the Worcester Common...stay tuned for the new 5K route and obstacle placement around downtown Worcester. The Woo Challenge OCR welcomes racers and runners at every level. Groups, teams, families and individual runners are encouraged! There's something for everyone in the family - a Kids Woo Challenge for 5-10 year olds featuring 10 obstacles right on the Common and a full course family heat. Not racing? Enjoy the games and activities on the Common including music, food trucks, drinks, games and activities and of course, cheer on the racers at the finish line!

Get Involved!

Volunteer - Become a Vendor - Become a Sponsor
Scroll down for the Volunteer, Vending and Sponsor Applications!
The Woo Challenge is accepting volunteers to assist along the course. Work an obstacle, a water station or more and you can experience the Woo Challenge for free.
Thank you for considering volunteering for the Woo Challenge. Your help contributes to making this event an awesome experience for everyone. You will be working closely with the staff in your assigned role as volunteer. The following areas are where you can be assigned to.
Become a Woo Volunteer!
Arrival times can vary and your shift could go to 1pm.
Check in and registration: Checking ID's, handing out racer bags and bibs.
Obstacle and race route: Instructing racers on how to get through the obstacles. Pointing racers in the right directions.
Water station: Handing out water.
Kids Woo: Directing kids and parents on the course. Helping kids as needed through the obstacles.
Finish line: Congratulate racers. Hand out medals and water.
What's in it for me? A FREE Race Shirt! - A FREE Volunteer Shirt - Snacks & a Lunch! - A Fun, Action Filled Day and a great Feeling of Accomplishment!
Now that I have signed up to volunteer what is next?
You will receive an email with all the details and information you need about volunteering!
Make sure to "Like" our Facebook page so that you can keep up on the fun happenings as we get ready for the Festival & Race!

Tell your friends to join you in the FUN! WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! - Thank you!

Become a Vendor

Become a Sponsor

Woo Challenge - Race Questions

How much is the race?
Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT and sign up by May 31, 2019, and save $15.00! The normal price is $65, day of registrations are $75. Family heat is $35.00 for adults and $15.00 per child. Kids Woo Challenge ($15, 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.

Woo Challenge - Event Questions

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.

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,
"Like Us and Invite your Friends to Woo!

Training Program

Welcome to the 2019 Anytime Fitness training program designed in partnership with Rugged Races and Woo Challenge. This training program will work your core, build your strength and help with flexibility and get you Woo Challenge ready. Looking for a gym to train? Try Anytime Fitness, 386 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester or call the owner Gary Riello at (508) 796-5941 and tell him you are getting Woo Challenge ready!


Not sure how to do some of these work outs? Or maybe switch one cardio for another? Check out more info HERE!