Who Can Participate?
Everyone! Whether you are an elite competitor, a social runner, a family member, a corporate team, part of a team group, or an individual with a disability - OXC Classic is for anyone who loves to challenge themselves! With the two options of the more strenuous 5-mile race verse the much lighter 1.5-mile race, OXC Classic offers a unique obstacle race that provides the level of challenge for all! So whether you are young or senior, a seasoned athlete, just started to train, or are challenged by disability, OXC Classic offers a day of exhilaration, good fun and good food - for everyone! For the past three years hundreds loved it, and we know you will too!
I've never done a 5-mile obstacle course. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! OXC Classic is open to anyone who wants to challenge themselves to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of challenging your body and testing your limits. There is a modified 1.5-mile course for children, families, and individuals with disabilities. We also encourage doing it with a team to help each other over the obstacles.
How old do you have to be to participate?
To secure a spot, each participant is required to raise a minimum:
Age Fundraising Commitment Waiver Accompaniment
(K-8th Grade)
$360 Parent or legal gaurdian must sign waiver Must be accompanied on the course by an adult
High School &
College Students
$750 Under age 18, requires a signed waiver from a parent or legal gaurdian
(Non Students)
$1,000 Required to sign waiver
What is the Start Time?
Click here to view schedule.
Will there be separate start times for men and women?
OXC will offer staggered start times for men, women and children.
Will someone train me?
Check out our training page here.
How safe is this?
The OXC—OHEL Xtreme Challenge Classic has been specifically and thoughtfully designed with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Although there are risks as with any athletic or recreational event, this Event’s obstacle course has been built by ABF Mud Run, a recognized leader in the Obstacle Course Racing Industry. Not only that but the course is certified to industry safety standards and the Event is supervised by ABF Mud Run Instructors, licensed EMT’s, lifeguards, and obstacle spotters to help you get over, under, or through each and every obstacle. We will have course staff at each obstacle to provide guidance and assistance as well. Several of the obstacles have a number of different levels of difficulty and safety mats will be placed in appropriate locations around the course. Participants are encouraged to ask for help from course staff or to bypass any obstacles they are not comfortable with. Please feel free to email Rabbi Avi Weber at Avi_Weber@ohelfamily.org if you have any particular questions.
How fit do I have to be to do OXC?
You need to be reasonably healthy to participate, and we recommend you train for this event, especially if you are participating in the 5-mile versus the 1.5-mile race. We do have training options free of charge. Click here for more information. Working with a team is another option and is recommended. TEAMWORK will ensure you complete this event. Of course, if you have special needs or are an individual with disabilities, please let us know and we will discuss possibilities with you.
Can I participate if I have a physical disability?
Absolutely! This event caters to able and disabled individuals alike. You have the choice to do a 1.5-mile course specifically designed for children and individuals with disabilities. Extra time and attention is focused on those with special needs. We encourage families to create a team and do it together.
What should I wear and bring to the day of the event?
You want to avoid cotton and anything heavy. Don't wear big, cotton t-shirts or sweatpants. Cotton will absorb water, add weight, and slow you down. Not to mention cause major chaffing. Spandex or moisture wick shirts with long sleeves are a good choice for this event. It's lightweight and won't hold much water, and will prevent abrasions. Expect your clothes and running shoes to get damaged during the obstacle course, so don't wear anything you care about. Bring a towel and a change of clothes and shoes. Pack a garbage bag, your clothes are going to get absolutely dirty, so if you don't want to throw away your clothes, use the garbage bag as your laundry bag. This way you won't get your gear bag muddy. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPIKED SHOES CAN BE WORN, BUT MUST BE REMOVED AT OBSTACLE #7, WHICH HAS WATER TUBES.
How long will it take to do the course?
The average person takes about 2 hours to do the entire course.
Can my family and friends come see me do the OXC?
Of course! Family and friends are welcome in the viewing area that will be designated on the day of the event.
Will transportation be provided?
OHEL will provide busing for a $35 fee (per person - whether for one or both ways)
Can I bring a camera and phone?
We don't want any objects getting ruined. We recommend you leave them in your car or check them at the registration area. Helmet cams are allowed as long as they are properly secured to your helmet. Keep in mind they may get dirty during the course. A photographer will be there to capture you in action. Be sure to check photos on our website after the event.
How do I get started and register?
To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button at the top right of this page. We encourage you to create a team and tell your friends!
How do I start my own page for fundraising?
You can now create & manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals & get sponsors. Click on the REGISTER NOW button and the prompts will direct you to easily set up your page. Be sure to copy and paste your fundraising page to email your friends and family so they can help you meet your fundraising minimum.
I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. When you register, you will be sent an email and 6 easy steps to raising $1000 will be included. Also note, many companies offer charitable donation matching programs - make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal even more quickly. OHEL children and families rely on you meeting your fundraising goals. We will work with you and we are confident you will be successful!
Is there a refund/exchange policy?
There is no refund for the registration fee if you choose not to participate. However, if a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes, or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
If my donors give me checks, where do I send them?
Not a problem, please send checks to:

Marisa Hanfling
OHEL Children's Home & Family Services
1268 East 14th St. 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Please be sure to indicate that it is for OXC Classic and note your name on the envelope or on the check to ensure the donations are credited to your account.
You can't find your question here?
We are here to help and answer any questions or concerns! Email oxc@ohelfamily.org
For more information:
OHEL Children's Home & Family Services
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