2021 Mercer Health 5K Challenge --All events set to go live!!

The Mercer Health 5K Challenge Race Directors have released the following schedule for the 2021 season.

  • Zuma Days - Saturday, June 19th
  • Maria Stein Country Fest - Saturday, June 26th
  • Redskin Classic - Sunday, July 4th
  • Shanes Crossing - Saturday, July 10th
  • St. Clair - Saturday, July 17th
  • Lake Festival - Saturday, July 24th
  • Buzzards Glory - Saturday, August 7th

New for 2021

The option to register for all seven events for the cost of six events. You may also pre-register online for each individual race.


Chip Timing for all events.

Additional age groups - 10 and under and 11-14.

All participants ages 14 and under will receive free entries to the Mercer Health 5K Challenge events again in 2021.

You must participate in at least six of the seven events to be eligible to receive Challenge running apparel and year end awards.

If you are new to the series and wonder how it works, here are the details:

As you compete in the events, points will be earned based upon your finishing time and how you place within your age group. These points are accumulated throughout the 5K season. Participate in six of the seven Challenge events and you will be eligible to receive Challenge running apparel. If you finish in the top three of your age group, you will also be eligible for year end awards, All apparel and awards will be presented at the Buzzards Glory 5K.

Perhaps greater than the awards you may receive will be the camaraderie of new friends you will make during the Challenge season along with the pride of competing in the Mercer Health 5K Challenge.

Whether you are an avid runner or someone looking for motivation to be more active, we look forward and encourage you to join us for the Challenge series! All runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Feel free to click on the Contact Us tab with questions you may have.

Challenge Races

There are no currently no upcoming races. Check back soon!


Preregister for all 7 events by June 17th for the price of 6.


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