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.

WHEN: April 13th, 2019 @ 9am (tentative and may be subject to change)
WHERE: CSU Rec Center || 2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
WHO: Everyone welcome to participate!

Students & CSU Rec Members: $8/person  ||  Non-Members: $10/person  ||  Race-Day: $12/person

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

Thank you to our 2018 Gold Sponsor, Tough Mudder, and all of our 2018 sponsors for helping support Viking Quest 2018!

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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 obstacles! Check back soon 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.