Hardship Hill OCR

Team Obstacle Course Race

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: 9:00 am Kid’s Race – 10:00 am 6 Hour Race

Location: Fort Southwest Point
1226 South Kentucky Street
Kingston, TN 37763

Distance: 6 Hour Obstacle Course Race (Team or Solo)

This race was conceived to have fun, get active, and most importantly honor our veterans by helping raise money for Operation Enduring Warrior. A 501(c)(3) public charity, Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded, volunteer lead, non-profit whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded veterans through physical, mental, and emotional rehabilitation. OEW’s program helps participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance. This ultimately enables the lives of wounded veterans to go in directions they may have once thought were impossible.

To learn more about this great charity, please visit: www.enduringwarrior.org

Registration Information

6 Hour Team Race (2 to 8 runners)
Early – $55 / runner
Regular – $65 / runner
Late – $75 / runner

Ultra Division (solo)
Early – $55
Regular – $65
Late – $75

Ruck Division (solo)
Early – $55
Regular – $65
Late – $75

1 Mile Kid’s Race
Early – $15
Regular – $20
Late – $20

* Early Registration  (thru 6/13/21)

* Regular Registration  (6/14/21 thru 9/5/21)

* Late Registration (9/6/21 and after)

* No race day registration for 6 hour race.


Hardship Hill OCR is a an off-road course that contains over 30 man-made and natural obstacles participants must clear to continue on. The 2.5 mile, loop course, winds around the hillside of Fort Southwest and explores the natural topography of this historic site. Hardship Hill OCR starts and finishes inside the walls of the fort, which serves as Base Camp for the weekend.

Aid Stations

There are two aid stations along the course. The main aid station, located at Base Camp, will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies. The other aid station is approximately half way through the course and will provide water only. Runners are encouraged to bring their own race nutrition as

Base Camp & Overnight Camping

The base camp will be an area for teams to set up tents, chairs, etc. for their teams to relax and refuel while waiting to run. Food and beverages are permitted. In addition to the setting up a team base camp in the fort before and during the race, we invite all our racers and their supporters to camp out after the race on Saturday night (included in registration). Tents are permitted inside and around the fort/base camp area and there will be a central bonfire in the fort. Cups are required for beverages as glass is prohibited. Please be responsible and clean up after yourself and your team. Any campers deemed “unruly” or “utterly obnoxious” will be fed to the snapping turtles and their camping gear sold to the highest bidder… for charity of course.


Friday October 1, 2021

5:00 pm Packet Pickup Begins in the Fort.
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends

Saturday October 2, 2021

7:00 am Packet Pickup Begins in the Fort.
9:00 am Kid’s Race Starts
9:30 am Packet Pickup Ends
9:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
10:00 am 6 Hour Race Starts
4:00 pm 6 Hour Race Ends (no new laps)
4:30 pm 6 Hour Awards Ceremony

Sunday October 3, 2021

11:00 am Base Camp Must be Packed Up


6 Hour Relay – Top Relay Team

6 Hour Solo  – Top 3 Male / Top 3 Female

6 Hour Solo Ruck – Top 3

Fastest Lap of the Day


Relay teams do not have to hand off at every lap. Teams are welcome to develop their own strategy for when and who will run next for their team.

Two runners from each team will be on the course at all times.

Ruck division weight requirements: 30 pounds for athletes over 150 pounds and 20 pounds for athletes under 150 pounds. Weigh ins will be conducted prior to race start.

Athletes must have their official race number visible at all times.

If participants would like to drop out of the race, they must inform the timing booth at the finish line.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.

Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

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