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

When is the race? 
Our 7th Annual Big Red Challenge will take place on June 12, 2021 in the Railyard (350 Canopy St, Lincoln, NE 68508)!

Start times:
Lil Red Challenge: 8:00am
Big Red Challenge (7K Elite): 9:10am
Big Red Challenge (7K Non-Competitive): 9:20am
1 Mile Memorial Walk will follow the last heat of the Big Red Challenge

What do I get as a runner?
 Great question! All runners will get a t-shirt and Dog Tags as a finisher medal. *Note: Runners must register by May 22nd to be guaranteed a shirt.

One of the dog tags will have a couple of the names of Fallen Heroes with ties to Nebraska on it. If you have the name of a fallen veteran, email the name to us at and we will select a handful of names at random to be featured on the dog tags. Please submit the following information by December 31, 2020: Person’s name with rank, age, where they are from, branch of service, KIA date, a high resolution photo, and a short bio of them (approximately a paragraph long).

What should Veterans & Active Duty bring to packet pick-up? Please bring your Military ID, VA ID or DD-214 to packet pick-up. Thank you for your service!
*Note: Discount only applies to the service member.

Can children run in the 7K?
Yes they can as long as his/her parent signs the waiver.

What is the Lil Red Challenge? 
For those young kids ages 5-11 years old who want to run but not the 7K, there will be a short kids race (roughly a mile) called the Lil Red Challenge with a couple of obstacles to conquer along the way. Cost is $20 and the kiddos will get a dog tag finisher medal and a shirt. *Note: Runners must register by May 22nd to be guaranteed a shirt.

*Parents may run alongside their kid(s) for free. No strollers on the course please. Kids will meet on race day at the start line in the Railyard at 7:45am to get lined up for the race.

Is there a time limit to complete the 7K Elite Course? Yes, all 7K Elite Runners who wish to be eligible for prizes must cross the finish line by 11:30am and complete all the obstacles. There is no time limit per obstacle just as long as you finish by 11:30am.

*Awards will be announced at noon in the Railyard.

What are the prizes for the 7K Elite Overall Winners? (Prizes are for both male and female)
1st place: $200, Big Red Challenge Shield, and entry into next race
2nd place: $100, and entry into next race
3rd place: $50, and entry into next race

**No Division Winners.