Great Hill Challenge

Sat June 8, 2019 Elmira, NY US 14901 Directions

1 Mile Race

9:00AM EDT

2 Mile Race

9:30AM EDT
2346 County Route 60
Elmira, NY US 14901

The Great Hill Challenge is a kid-friendly obstacle course for kids ages 4 - 18 at Newtown Battlefield State Park.  This race was specifically created for younger athletes to honor the Iroquois Nation, who were known as the Haudenosaunee, People of the Longhouse.  Native American Reenactors will be at the Indian Village to provide families with an authentic view of life in the longhouse.  War paint, photos with Native Americans, Native American storytelling, and self-directed Native American crafts will be available to enhance the experience.  Parents can and are encouraged to run with the athletes; however, please refrain from completing the obstacles.

There will be two options: 1 mile course and 2 mile course with age appropriate obstacles.  *The race is not professionally timed*  Each participant will receive a finisher's necklace and a water bottle.


WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9AM for the 1 mile and 9:30 AM for the 2 mile

WHERE: Newton Battlefield State Park - North Park, 2346 County Route 60, Elmira NY 1490

PRE-REGISTRATON CLOSES: Thursday, June 6 at 12:00 PM

RACE DAY REGISTRATION and BIB PICKUP: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 8 AM at Newtown Battlefield State Park



Obstacles may include:

  • Single track course
  • High knees
  • Crawl under
  • Rope pull with logs
  • Log carry
  • Balance bridge
  • Clan dice roll

Stay after the race for a picnic where we will have bubbles, bean bag toss, ladder ball, can jam, kick balls, etc. for families to play and enjoy the park.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, but please bring a dish to pass.

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