JUNE 6, 2015

Registration and New Website Coming Soon!

The Waterfront Challenge is a 5k Urban Obstacle Night Race on the River in Louisville, Kentucky. We’re combining cross country running, road racing, and obstacle conquering, with a PARTY ROCKIN’ good time.  The course winds through the most beautiful parts of Waterfront Park and will present you with natural and temporary obstacles, along with military drills and CrossFit challenges.  The race is designed to be fun yet challenging for all fitness levels.  After you’ve crossed the finish line, join the festival!  Celebrate by staying to party the night away on the Big Four Lawn where there will be music, dancing, food, beer, and more.

Event Info

The Waterfront Challenge 5K combines cross country running and obstacles that will challenge you.Learn More


You have questions and we have answers in The Waterfront Challenge FAQ section.Learn More


Are you ready for this exciting 5K urban obstacle challenge? Take the plunge and register now.Learn More


Do you want to see more photos from our previous challenges? Take a glimpse at some of the fun obstacles!Learn More


“The variety of people I see come to this challenge amazes me every year, every one was encouraging, making one another laugh anything to get us through the course.
Alisha McKinney, Fanci Fitness
“TWC has some great minds working behind the scenes to bring their vision of a world-class obstacle-race to life.  They’ve been there and raced that, and they’ve used that experience to create their ideal race.  They’ve combined running and fitness in a way that levels the playing field between the crazy runners and fitness freaks, but also made it accessible to someone looking to have fun while staying or getting active.”
“Although very fun, this event was not near as easy as I thought it would be.  It was more like a bootcamp class spread out across 5 kilometers.  Several of the stations were designed and manned by a local crossfit gym and another by the U.S. Army but we survived to do it again.  I highly recommend this event to everyone.  Next time, I will make sure to stay the night in Louisville and cool down at 4th Street Live afterwards.”
“The organization that puts on The Waterfront Challenge really goes above and beyond to make the participants feel special no matter what level of fitness or runner your at.”
Corey T. Queen, FatherVerse Blog