Catalyst Viking Run 2017 was a HIT!
Viking Run ChronoTrack Link

2nd Annual Obstacle Challenge at Woodbury Ski: September 23, 2017

Running, climbing, crawling, traversing, lifting, jumping, carrying, leaping…all in a days’ work for the legendary Norseman who aggressively conquered forbidden Norwegian and North Atlantic terrains! Once again, the annual Catalyst Viking Run let partyicipants prove  their “warrior performance skills” in a 5 kilometer trek through the rugged, obstacle-laden slopes of Woodbury Ski.

This year, performance was measured via Chronotrack Systems race technology. This advanced system provided accurate start-to-finish timing of each entrant, and also  Online Finish and Placement details for Viking Run 2017. Participants were rewarded with an official T-shirt, a medal confirming the accomplishment, and most importantly—bragging rights that they not only “weathered the grueling storm”... they brought it!

Runners were separated into 3 starting time waves, each two hours apart. Admission and time selection were reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Below are the details regarding the 2017 Viking Run:

Date / Place / Time

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Place: 785 Washington Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798
Time: 3 “staggered start” sessions: 7:00am - 9:00am | 9:00am - 11:00am  | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Race Details

Course: 5 Kilometers (5K) comprised of ascending and descending uneven terrain while negotiating over 17 strength, balance, agility, and endurance-testing obstacles. We are repeating “most of the 2016 course , but with a few new twists and “surprise” chanllenges!
Obstacles: 18, which will be completed by runners numerous times during the course circuit.

See 2016 Viking Run Course Map and Obstacles: CLICK HERE!


Terms: All participants must agree to and sign Liability Waiver (download at right)


Register BEFORE July 15th: Get a $21 Discount!

Age: 18 and older. 16 and 17-year-olds may enter with signed approval of legal guardian
Categories: 16+
  Entry Fee:
  $79 Before May 15 (Save $41!)
  $89 Before June 15
  $99 Before July 15
  $109 Before Aug 15
  $120 After Aug 15

Professional and Group Discounts! (applied to fees listed above)

10% Professional Service Discount  (use Discount Code indicated when registering)
  Police | Use Discount Code: POLICE
  Firefighters | Use Discount Code: FIREFIGHTER
  EMTs/Paramedics | Use Discount Code: MEDICAL
  Active/Veteran Military | Use Discount Code: MILITARY
  IMPORTANT: must provide proof of vocation at day of sign-in to receive discount)

10% Club / Group Discount for 10 or more must all register at the same time
Use Discount Code: GODZILLA

Race Perks

Medals: Validation medals for all participants. Special award for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers
T Shirt: official Viking Run Shirt — MUST REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 1st to guarantee availability and preferred size!
Refreshments: snacks and 1 soda, water, or beer with valid I.D.
Respect: From all who witness or learn about your accomplishments that day


Lodging Discounts:  The Wyndham Hotel in Southbury is offering participants a discounted single-night room rate. Mention Catalyst Viking Run when reserving room.
Wyndham Southbury | 1284 Strongtown Rd |  Southbury, CT 06488
Ph: (203) 598-7600
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