Chief's Challenge


Event Date

Sun, Sep 18, 2016


Battle Creek, MI

About This Activity

The brain child of the local police chief, this fun new event has two goals in mind:

  1. Have fun
  2. Explore the resources that the area has to offer

The Chief's Challenge is a fun, non-timed event which consists of an approx. 15 mile bike, 7 mile paddle and 7.5 mile run. The event can be done as an individual or relay team. The actual bike course may vary from 11 to 15 miles depending on the final route, which will be finalized Sept. 1 and based on current road conditions.

Participants will begin at Bailey Park and bike to Saylor Park where their kayaks will be staged and waiting. They will then kayak the Kalamazoo River to Bridge Park. From there, participants will run the Calhoun County Trailway, connect to the Linear Path and finish at Bailey Park. Participants are expected to follow all road rules and stop at crossings. There will be no road closures as this is a fun, non-timed event.

Participants will need to drop off their kayaks the morning of the event at Saylor Park, where they will be supervised until their arrival on bike. All transportation of bikes and kayaks back to the finish at Bailey Park will be provided. Equipment will be manned and supervised at all times.

Participants in need of a kayak should contact A limited number of kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis.

All participants will receive a 1/4 zip Chief's Challenge jacket, course support including bike and kayak transportation, and a post race lunch.

Relay teams: when registering as a relay team, the first person to register will need to set up a team name when registering. The other team members will join the team when registering. We have set up relay teams so that individuals can register separately, pricing is PER PERSON, not per team.

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