About The Race
The Virtual Siskiyou Challenge can be completed between April 1st - April 24th 2021!
Complete it early and watch times come in. Unhappy with your time seeing that someone else is winning? Try to better your own time or beat others!
The Siskiyou Challenge brings together more than 50 businesses/community partners, as well as 400 athletes, 100 volunteers and hundreds of spectators to create a fantastic community event that celebrates health and wellness. Athletes compete as soloists or in teams as large as six.
Based in Ashland, Oregon for the last 10 years, each of the six legs of the Siskiyou Challenge features a different sport -- starting with a 13K cycle from ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum out to Emigrant Lake, then transitioning into a 3K kayak across the lake and back, then back onto bikes for a 30K Cycle through farmland, downtown Ashland and up to the swimming reservoir. From there athletes hop off their bikes for a 6K trail run up through the forests, then jump on mountain bikes for a 13K Mountain bike race through the steep watershed. Finally, the athletes complete their challenge with a 6K run back to the science museum, where a delicious, organic meal of farm-fresh food by Fry Family Farm awaits them, along with family and friends and great music at the Health, Wellness and Outdoor Adventure Expo.
In 2021 the Siskiyou Challenge is global and virtual.
It will showcase the amazing community spirit of our Rogue Valley Farm to School supporters and their friends, highlighting unique outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the country and around the world. All of the funds raised will support Rogue Valley Farm to School a local 501(c)(3) non-profit that educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs and connecting local farms to local schools for healthy food for all children.
We would like to invite you to partner with us in building a culture of health in Rogue Valley schools.