Recreation Center

Viking Quest

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Complete the Quest to Victory!

Viking QuestViking Quest is a two-mile obstacle course race on Cleveland State University’s campus. Students, Rec Center members, and the general public (18 and older) can create teams of 2, or sign up as a free agent to compete in a race that requires teamwork, skill, and strength.

Thank you to all of our participants, partners and sponsors who helped to make this year's Viking Quest event such a success! Check out our list of winners below and jump over to our Facebook page to see pictures of the 2017 race!

And it's never too early to start preparing for next year's event!
SAVE THE DATE! Viking Quest 2018: April 21st, 2018

Students: $6/person  ||  Members: $12/person  ||  Non-Members: $15/person

The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a free Viking Quest t-shirt! Prizes will be awarded to teams with the fastest course completion times, have the most creative names, best dressed, and more!

Viking Quest Campus Obstacle Race Viking Quest Campus Obstacle Race

Course Map & Obstacles

This year's course was the best and most challenging one to date, with obstacles stationed throughout campus, participants got to see all differnt parts of the CSU campus while completing each of the fun obstacle! This year's obstacles included:

Log Carry, Leap Frog, Fast and Furious, Wheelbarrow, Blind Faith, Farmer's Carry, Harsh Gravel, Viking Row, Tire Flip, 3-Legged Race, and Basic Training.

Check back closer to next year's event for an updated course map and list of obstacles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any athletic ability to do this race?
No, the obstacles are designed so everyone can compete. Most obstacles take teamwork to complete so be sure you and your friends have good chemistry to finish the challenges!

Will there be mud, heights, or electricity obstacles?
Nope, all obstacles are mud, height, and electricity free.

Do I need a team of two to participate?
Teams will consist of exactly two people. But you can sign up as a “free agent” and be paired with someone else.

Who can sign up for the race?
Viking Quest is open to anyone! Grab some friends or family members and sign up!

Do I have to dress like a Viking to participate?
Nope. But the best dressed team does get an award. You can dress as outrageously as you'd like!

What if the event is cancelled due to weather?
Viking Quest will run, rain or shine! Should severe weather become a safety concern, a decision will be made as necessary.

For all other questions, please send an email to and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.