Camp Calvary

Mackville, KY

Mackville, KY

Hike Day 2019

Not interested in running our Challenge Run?  Just come to our Hike Day instead!  We have events for the whole family!

Hike Day

Activities you should expect at Hike Day:

Hike Day Challenge Run

Frequently asked Questions: How much does it cost to run?

The registration fee is $35.00 per individual if you register by April 24. You can show up and pay $35.00 the day of the race, but you may not receive a t-shirt.

What does my money go toward?

All the proceeds go directly towards supporting scholarships for students to attend camp.

What is the date and start time?

The Challenge Run will start on Saturday, May 4th at 10:00am. The Hike will kick off directly after the Challenge Run starts.

What do you mean by Challenge Race?

There will be “challenges” or obstacles spread over the near 4 miles course. These will be beginner level obstacles. Such as; a “paint section” in which you get doused with color, Water station where you get squirted by water guns. But let’s not forget that there will be a 4-5 ft. tapered wall to climb over. It may or may not have a rope. There will also be a tire section where you step through tires placed on the ground, as well as obstacles that will involve grip, and of course MUD! Participants are welcomed to skip any obstacle they wish, however they will not be eligible to win the prizes.

Where is the run and how do I get there?

Our course will start and end right here at Camp Calvary, located in Mackville, Kentucky, as you race. Pretty cool, right? Directions are available on our website at

What type of course will I be running?

The course is mainly trails and grass, with some blacktop and gravel mixed in where applicable. The elevation varies, with straight paths and up and down hills.  It’s a challenging course, sure to have your blood pumping at the finish line!

What do I get with my registration?

You get a super cool t-shirt (only with pre-registration), a racing number to wear during the race and the chance to help a lot of kids pay for a week of summer camp. There may also be some other small things thrown in, but not guaranteed.

When and where do I pick up my race packet?

All packets will be available for pick up the morning of the race. Pick up will begin at 9:00am at Camp Calvary.

Will we still run if it rains?

Of course!! Rain can be considered the First Challenge! Rain or shine we will still have the race! Just be prepared and dress accordingly

Is this run timed? Are there prizes for the winners?

The race will be timed. We will have people getting finishing places and times at the finish line. We will have a display timer to show your time at the finish.  There will be prizes for the following: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place fastest male; and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place fastest female. Prizes will be handed out as soon as the race is complete, and winners announced again at the end of hike day.

Is there an age limit? / Can I walk the Challenge Run?

Yes, participants must be at least 3 years old to participate in the Challenge Run. Anyone under 13 should be accompanied by an adult at all times during the Challenge Run. You are more than welcome to walk and take your time but if that is more your speed, you may be interested in the free hike that starts at 10:00am that same morning. The hike is more leisurely and kid/family friendly. There is not an age limit for participants in the Hike.

Can I bring a pet?

No, sorry. You have to leave fluffy at home. No pets are allowed on camp property for safety reasons.

Is this race refundable?

If something happens and you are not able to be here NO refund will be given.  On the plus side though- your money will still be going to help kids pay for camp!!

How do I sign up?

Great question!  You can register online at


can mail your Challenge Run registration form and fee to:

Camp Calvary

Challenge Run Registration

475 Camp Calvary Lane

Mackville, KY 40040

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