Get ready for the best race ever! The Chicago Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Windy City for our seventh season on Saturday, July 9th, 2016!

Challenge Nation hosts America's largest urban racing series -- featuring a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race”-style competition packed into one incredible day! Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of your city!

Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun--we guarantee you’ll have a blast!

  • An amazing, active way to get outdoors on a Saturday and explore your city with friends and family in Chicago!

  • Don't worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!

  • At the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cash prizes for our winners, cold water for all, food and drink specials from our venue, finishing with our our crazy costume contest and awards ceremony!
  • Take it to the next level: the top 50 teams from this race will qualify for our Challenge Championship megarace at the end of the season with thousands of dollars up for grabs!

If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below! For more information, read our FAQ or contact us with any questions.

Having trouble registering? Please click here for assistance!

 

2015 Results:

1. 53:32 PPJs **
2. 1:26:01 Last Hurrah **
3.  1:32:06 Kooky Kings **
4. 1:33:59 Chicago Rockstars **
5. 1:34:29 Team Burz **
6. 1:35:36 Who let the Doigs out? *
7: 1:41:26 Out of Shape & Out of Mind *
8. 1:41:27 Grey’s Anatomy *
9. 1:46:46 UNHUNGRY *
10. 1:47:12 Loyola Ladies *
11. 1:48:47 Eunucorias *
12. 1:50:23 Oram *
13. 1:51:13 Chitown Chicas *
14: 1:57:47 Welcome to the Thunderdome *
15. 1:54:10 3 Women and a Little Pineapple *
16. 1:56:03 Los Guanacos *
17. 1:59:32 Captain Crunch & the Cereal Killers *
18. 1:59:48 Swingin’ Balls *
19. 2:00:05 A2Z *
20. 2:01:03 All the Blondes & a Bob *
21. 2:01:19 Tri-Ravvv *
23. 2:05:28 Tagine *
24. 2:06:04 Quest Hunters *
25. 2:06:11 HolyWalkAMoliesBatman! *
26. 2:08:03 This Isn’t Where I Parked My Car *
27. 2:08:19 Team Rago *
28. 2:08:36 Frozen (in Chi) *
29. 2:08:49 The Residues *
31. 2:11:33 Max Toots *
32. 2:12:09 Cheesewrappers *
33. 2:12:59 Wapole Cousins *
34. 2:14:57 Mak Attack *
35. 2:15:58 Collins Champs *
36. 2:18:20 Umami Mamas *
37. 2:18:48 Taylor Smith *
38. 2:22:58 Chicago Style Winners *
39. 2:23:15 Gotcha *
40. 2:23:26 Hufflepuffs are partially good finders ? *
41. 2:23:49 Kerdros *
42. 2:24:19 Team – Baby on Board *
43. 2:25:47 Cache Money *
44. 2:26:06 Charlie’s Angels *
45. 2:26.59 TFLV *
46. 2:27:22 The Adlers *
47. 2:27:42 I5-1 *
48. 2:28:57 What’s in a Name *
49. 2:29:15 Aces and Eights *
50. 2:30:51 Blue’s Clues *

** = free entry to $5,000 Challenge Championship Race (11/14/15 -- New Orleans, LA)
* = qualified entry to $5,000 Challenge Championship Race (11/14/15 -- New Orleans, LA)

51. 2:31:04 The Molly Pops
52. 2:32:32 Purple People Eaters
53. 2:32:44 Sleuth Ninja T’s
54. 2:33:14 Clue Family
55. 2:34:09 Grand Red
56. 2:34:26 Better With Age
57. 2:35:19 The Neighborhood Ninjas
58. 2:35:31 Divine as Wine
59. 2:35:43 Team McManus
60. 2:35:55 Down Suka
61. 2:36:08 The Meet Ups
62. 2:36:25 Sycamorons
63. 2:36:37 Lost in Place
64. 2:37:16 Clear Fun
65. 2:37:37 Windy City All Stars
67. 2:40:50 G-Trak
69. 2:41:41 Boss Ladies
71. 2:42:49 Cali Crew
72. 2:43:05 Rosham Bo
73. 2:43:23 Chi Cown Stars
74. 2:43:38 T-Time
75. 2:44:47 Penny Bumus Balloons
76. 2:45:27 Team Monroes
77. 2:46:09 Windy City Girls
78. 2:48:45 Blake n’ Flake
79. 2:49:22 Clueless Minions
80. 2:49:43 Sweaty Coconuts
81. 2:50:00 Pink Piggies
82. 2:50:16 Chi Fli Ruby
83. 2:50:27 The Soxsiders
84. 2:50:43 No Regrets
85. 2:52:31 Team Darker
86. 2:52:56 Pharmasauras rx
87. 2:53:17 Core 4
88. 2:53:35 Dynamic Duo
90. 2:54:31 Twin Sneak Peaks!
91. 2:54:55 Spectators
92. 2:55:20 Room Sauce
93. 2:56:34 I comes Before U
95. 2:57:14 Gold Digger Nation
96. 2:57:51 Meat Loaf
97. 2:58:53 America
98. 2:59:33 Thelma and Louise
99. 2:59:53 The Big Bobowska
100. 3:00:51 Far King 16
102. 3:02:29 Braown Singh White Chocolate
103. 3:05:59 Team PCL
104. 3:08:49 Serendipity