What's The Challenge?

The 14th Annual Mercer Health 5K Challenge series will once again feature eight 5K's throughout Mercer County over nine weeks. The series begins on Saturday, June 17th at the Zuma 5K and will conclude with the Challenge awards presentation at the August 12th Burkett 5K. The Challenge schedule is posted on this site. All are welcome to participate.

How does it work? As you compete in the events, points will be earned based upon your finishing time and how you place within your group. These points are accumulated throughout the 5K season and the winner is determined following the results of the final race.

How do you participate in the Challenge? The answer is simple: participate in each race. We will keep track of your results and your Challenge standings. Complete in 6 of the 8 Challenge events and you will earn a Mercer Health 5K Challenge shirt and be eligible for season end age group awards. Participate in all 8 Challenge events and earn the “All Eight” award, a 5K Challenge running jacket. Check details here!

No doubt it will be another fun and exciting 5K Challenge season. Whether you're an avid runner or someone looking for motivation to get active, we look forward and encourage you to join us for the Challenge series! Contact Us with any questions.


Challenge Races


Complete the entire eight race  and win a Mercer Health running jacket


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