The American Warrior Initiative Sakatah Challenge – Local 5.6K Run/Walk, 10.5K Run, or virtual 5K is a race or fun run to support our veterans! It is held in Sakatah State Park, which is arguably one of Minnesota’s most beautiful parks. The cause is both worthy and necessary. Our veterans need our support! Join us and support our MN veterans and enjoy the beautiful Sakatah State Park!
The original 5.6k Challenge: The race that started it all! The first 1⁄4 mile takes you along the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail before you dive off-road. The next mile and a half is a challenging yet beautiful off road trail through Sakatah’s old growth forest. You then loop back onto the Singing Hills trail finishing your run with views of Sakatah Lake off to your right. This is a chip timed event.
The 10.5k follows the road around Lake Sakatah. Just before the 4th mile the 10.5k goes off road for a 1⁄4 mile before connecting you with the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail and dive deep into the heart of the park finishing the last leg of your run surrounded by the beautiful green forest. This is a chip timed event.
7:00 AM - Registration and Packet Pickup opens
8:15 AM - 10.5K Run
8:50 AM - 5.6K Run