Big Red Challenge is a military-inspired 7K obstacle course race series designed to push you to your limits and give you a feel for the challenges members of the military encounter on a day to day basis. Doesn’t matter if you run, walk, skip obstacles, cheer, volunteer, or watch!

Join us for our 7th Annual Big Red Challenge Obstacle Course Race on
June 13, 2020 to celebrate our veterans and remember the fallen!


When: June 13, 2020
Where: The Railyard – Lincoln, NE
Start time: 8:00am

The Mission

The Big Red Challenge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports veterans in the transition to civilian life through Challenge, Service, and Community.

How do we accomplish our mission?

CHALLENGE: The Big Red Challenge Obstacle Course Race creates an opportunity for veterans and civilians to come together and challenge themselves.

SERVICE: In order to provide service to veterans, proceeds from the BRC Obstacle Course Race will go to partner organizations that provide direct services that align with BRC’s key pillars.

COMMUNITY: The race has created a community of runners, veterans, volunteers, veteran organizations and business partners. Challenge and service create the strongest bonds and our community is proof.

“On the other side of challenge lies the greatest version of ourselves.”

The Route

Map of the 2019 race

Overcome Obstacles

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Memorial Walk


One mile walk for all ages who don’t wish to run and complete obstacles, but still want to be a part of the event and remember the fallen.

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Lil Red Challenge

Have a kiddo that wants to join in the fun too? Register for the Lil Red Challenge! The Lil Red Challenge is a short run for kids ages 5-11 with a few obstacles to tackle along the way. Parents may run alongside their kid for free. No strollers on the course please.

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The Expo

The Big Red Challenge 2020 Expo will take place on June 13, 2020 in the Railyard.

If your business is interested in having a booth, email

*Note: Veteran Organizations can host a booth space for free! Limited space available.

Contact Us


Want to get involved but not interested in running? We need 200+ volunteers to make the race day a success! Whether it is packing swag bags, manning packet pick-up, guiding runners along the course or other clandestine activities, we need your help! Thanks for helping us honor our veterans and servicemembers!

If you have any questions, want to get on the volunteer list, or have a large group that would like to get involved, please email Connie Belt at or with the subject line BRC 2019 Volunteer.

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