FUN Challenge

Rockford FUN Challenge is a race where two-person teams compete in challenges as they race from location to location in the Rockford area. The first team to complete their challenges and cross the finish line wins. But don't fret if you're not the esteemed winner; there are still stellar prizes.

Rockford FUN Challenge FAQ

Fun-Challenge-LogoWhat is the Rockford Fun Challenge?
Rockford FUN Challenge is a race where two-person teams compete in challenges as they race from location to location in the Rockford area. Teams can be made up of any two people meeting the requirements and don't have to be coed. The first team to complete their challenges and cross the finish-line wins.

Where do I register for the Rockford FUN Challenge?
There is a printable registration form on this site or you may find registration forms at Village Hall.

What if I am not a great athlete or not in very good shape?
The Rockford FUN Challenge combines a variety of mental and physical challenges. If you come to a challenge that is too difficult, you always have the option of looking for another one. Teams must complete the required number of challenges.

What do we do if the weather is not good?
The elements are part of the experience and part of the chase. The Rockford FUN Challenge will go on no matter the weather conditions.

What is a challenge?
Rockford FUN Challenge is comprised of a series of challenges and is designed to inspire teams through a variety of mental, physical, gastronomical, wacky and otherwise adventurous activities.

How do we pick up our shirts and other information?
The Rockford FUN Challenge kicks off at Shane's Park in Rockford. When you check in, you will receive your packets with shirt, passport and map.

What should we wear?
Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. This event happens rain or shine. There is always a possibility of getting cold, dirty and wet along the way. You will also need to have your Rockford FUN Challenge shirt on at all times throughout the day.

How do we get from challenge to challenge?
Walk, run, crawl or skip. We ask that you move carefully throughout the Rockford area and respect personal property. Any participant caught recklessly running through private property by a judge or volunteer could be disqualified. RETURNING THIS YEAR: Golf Cart Division. Rules and prize details forthcoming.

How well do I need to know the area? How do I find challenges?
It's a benefit, but all teams are provided with a map of the challenge locations across Rockford area. So just follow your map and make your own course from challenge to challenge.

What should we bring?

  • Identification: You don't want someone else walking away with your race packet.
  • Water: There are no water stations available on the trek.
  • Paper and Pen: In case you need to write something down along the way.
  • Snacks: In case you get hungry on the course.
  • Cell Phone: This could come in handy for so many reasons … bring one if you can!
  • GPS if you have one.

What happens at check-in?
Both team members need to be present at check-in. You need to have an ID as well. Both participants need to sign a waiver form. There you will also receive your race packets with shirts, passports and maps.

What if I need to change partners?
You can change your partners, but we need to know ahead of time and make sure that both people have signed a waiver form and still pay the $50 entry fee.

Can the registration fee be refunded?

How long does Rockford FUN Challenge last?
The event will last between 1 to 2 hours, or however fast you are.

How do I win the Rockford FUN Challenge?
The first team to cross the finish line with a valid passport containing the necessary amount of official challenge stamps is the winner. To be considered finished, a team must cross the finish line together.

What happens if I can't find a challenge?
Keep looking. Be resourceful. Call your friends for help. Ask other teams for support.

How much does it cost?
Entry for a team of two is $40 through the end of April as our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Registration will increase to $50 in May, and $60 in June.

Do I have to sign a waiver and release to participate in the Rockford FUN Challenge?

How old do I have to be to participate in Rockford FUN Challenge?
All participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the event.

What do I get with my Registration?
Rockford FUN Challenge T-shirt.
Drawings for great prizes.

2015 Registration

Complete and mail the form below & check to:

The Rockford Chamber
P.O. Box 175
Rockford, OH 45882


Contact Marie Miller (419) 363-2817
or Leah Hays (419) 363-2620.

2016 Registration Form



If you or your business would like to help sponsor a team or activity, please contact any of the following people:
Marie Miller (419) 363-2817,
Leah Hays (419) 419-363-2620 or
Deb Hecht (419) 363-2087