RISE Challenge Events is a series of themed obstacle races.
Rise Ranch Challenge combines cowboy and ranch style obstacles to offer a rootin’ tootin’ experience! Conquer Fresh Obstacles and Challenges in a Unique, Grass-Roots feel-event!
First Heat: 9:00am on May 7, 2022
Location: Deschutes County Sheriff Posse
65432 Pleasant Ridge Road
2021 was a fantastic event in Bend Oregon for the Ranch Challenge! Thank you to the Deschutes County Sheriffs Posse for letting us hold the event on your property. It was a fun time had by all and we raised over $2,300 for Harmony Farm Sanctuary. Media link here:
Top Reasons why you Should Sign Up
1. Fresh Obstacles and Challenges: All Ranch-inspired.
2. Sign up as either a Team or Individual
(Teams get discounted entries and some special obstacles!)
3. Doing Good, Building Community. Proud sponsor of Harmony Farms Sanctuary
4. Fun post race party featuring family fun challenges, and amazing food
Finisher Swag with a unique metal and cool t-shirt.
5. Prizes and Awards for Top Co-ed Team and Top Individual Male/Female
Central Oregon has many races throughout the year and although they are unique in their own ways, they are nothing like this race. Ever wonder what it would be like to be on a ranch? Well, here is your chance!
RISE Ranch Challenge combines cowboy and ranch style obstacles and challenges over approximately 4 miles for a rootin' tootin' farm hand experience! Conquer Fresh Obstacles and Challenges in a Unique, Grass Roots Event!
All challenges are based upon real ranch tasks and many will benefit our local farm animal sanctuary! You will embark on your journey through a cross country style course used to train horses. Embrace your 'natural strength' as you complete the wheel barrel task, test your agility over the hay bail hurdles, and steady your hand on the lasso.
RISE Ranch Challenge builds community. As racers finish, we often see them cheering on those still racing. It is about everyone accomplishing their goal and helping others. Past events have had friendships formed literally on the race course and the camaraderie is contagious. This is much bigger than just a race, fitness challenge, or competition.
Some of our obstacles:
*hay net carry
*fill a water trough using buckets
*wheel barrel task
*rope climb over hay bails
*Team only: create a hay pyramid and go over it
Worried? No need to be. Don't worry, on the skill tasks like the lasso or rope climb, you can do the alternative instead! These obstacles are challenging enough for the strong, Doable For All.
Rise Ranch Challenge is a Proud Sponsor of Harmony Farm Sanctuary.
Harmony Farm Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates abused and abandoned farm animals, and bring the connection between humans and animals. They also have programs for at-risk youth.
Harmony Farm Sanctuary holds a special place in the founder/race director's heart...not only volunteering there but raising approximately $6000 in the 2021 double fundraiser of the Rise Ranch Challenge and breaking 2 Guinness world burpee records (and over 6000 burpees, yikes that hurt!). A spring fundraising suffer fest has become tradition, beginning in 2020 with the grueling 48hr challenge called the Devil's Double.
2021 we were able to raise close to $2500 in the Rise Ranch Challenge. In 2022, we would love to break $5,000. Help us help them! All the while challenging yourself, doing something good for yourself, and embarking on a fun adventure with friends!
Harmony Farms Sanctuary will receive 30% of net proceeds, in a combination of monetary and "in kind." Hay, for example, is like gold to the farm! Especially after a tough 2021 hay season!
Sign up as Individual OR TEAM
The RISE Ranch TEAM Challenge gets you a lower price point per person. It is for groups of people wanting to race the event together and work as a team. You will also get your own unique challenges!
Teams get their own ranch-based challenges and must finish together.
Teams can be 3-5 members. However, only co-ed teams are eligible for awards.
All members of the team must go through and finish the race together.
Start as a team, race as a team, finish as a team.
Together Everyone Achieves More
* must be 11+ years old, under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
TEAMS : $70.00 per person (team of 3-5)
*Military, Police, and Firefighters: use code HERO20 for 20% off (please bring ID to verify at the event)
Tshirt, Unique Finisher Medal, Bragging Rights, doing good for the community, and an Unforgettable Experience
*Must register by April 15 to be guaranteed a tshirt
Lil’ Buckaroos Challenge
For those 10 years and under. Approximately 1/2 mile course for our mini farm hands!
The Lil Buckaroos Challenge will start after the last heat is set off at approximately 11am (final time TBD 2 weeks out)
$30 for individual lil buckaroo
$50 for a family of 2 lil buckaroos
(with option to add on additional family members at $20 each)
*Includes medal and tshirt
*Must register by April 23rd to be guaranteed a tshirt