The Powers Road bridge over I-90 is closed and under construction. It is scheduled to open at the end of December. We are not able to cross the toll road to access our race course. Consequently, we have made the decision to cancel the 2013 Cross Country Challenge.

Participants who have registered will receive a complete refund, which will be reimbursed no later than October 15TH.


Often imitated, unable to be duplicated, the Cross Country Challenge provides Chicagoland runners the Original Mud Run For Over 30 Years. This isn't a gimmicky, glamorous, trendy run through the woods with a couple man- made mud pits. The Challenge is an authentic, european-style, 4.9 mile cross country race featuring natural bogs, streams, open fields and rolling hills.

Plus, you can't beat the long-sleeve cotton shirt and the famous post-race buffet.

Each year the runner's experience is different based on Mother Nature.

Are you up to the Challenge? It's the Cross Country Challenge!