Sackville's third annual BHP Challenge Obstacle Course Race nears

Published on July 12, 2017

The third annual BHP Challenge Obstacle Course Race has been set for July 29. Above, competitors in last year's race tackle the hurdles.

©Scott Doherty - Sackville Tribune-Post

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Quickly becoming one of the “can’t miss” events of the Sackville summer, the BHP Challenge is prepped and ready for a third edition.

Over the past two summers over 120 racers have participated in the challenge, and walked away wet, muddy and extremely happy. The 2017 race will be held on Saturday, July 29, at Sackville’s Beech Hill Park; a beautiful nature park located off Highway 2 via Exit 500. Race sign-in will start at 8:30 a.m., but pre-registration and payment is required and can be made by clicking the “Summer Programs” link at or by dropping into Sackville Town Hall.

The main race is a little over 4 km long and consists of more than a dozen obstacles nicely spread throughout the course. The obstacles will be challenging, but not so much so that individuals with average fitness levels could not participate. The race is meant to be a great time for people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.

Adult racers can participate for only $25 and students for only $10. Racers will receive some goodies and be entered to win some great draw prizes.

Several generous sponsors have donated draw prizes for this year’s event, with the Bicycle Specialist in Amherst providing a new bicycle as the grand prize.

Returning this year is the BHP Mini-Challenge for children ages 5-11. The mini-challenge is free for kids whose parents are participating in the main race and only $5 for all others The mini-challenge only takes a couple of minutes and all of the kids participating will receive a sweet pair of shades featuring the BHP Challenge logo. Children must also be pre-registered at

Sign up before July 26 is required.