The Scrambler: Obstacle Trail Race

Get ready to get scrambled. Teams of two will complete a series of obstacles together through the USNWC property during The Scrambler presented by Hydro Flask, choosing between the short distance (3-4 mile) or long distance (6-7 mile) options. Courses will be clearly marked, and competitors must complete each obstacle before moving on to the next one. Looking to knock out this race in style? Bust out your best costumes, because prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team. After the race, stick around to enjoy the live music and libations of Fall Festival.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Distance:
    • Short Distance (3-4 mile)
    • Long Distance (6-7 mile)
  • Time: 9:00am


  • Pre-registration – Must register by October 3
    • Short Distance – $65/team
    • Long Distance – $75/team
  • Race day registration – if available
    • Short Distance – $70/team
    • Long Distance – $80/team
  • Note: Recover Brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by September 29.


Friday, October 4

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Packet pick-up at U.S. National Whitewater Center Outfitters
  • Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines. Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply

Saturday, October 5

  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins – Pump House Biergarten
  • 8:30am –Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race begins
  • TBD – Awards ceremony
  • 11:30am – Course closes (runners not back by this time will be disqualified)


Awards will be given to top three men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams for each distance.


2018 Results



Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers
  • Waiver Policy
    • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Refund and Transfer Policy
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up
    • Items will not be shipped
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Forgotten Awards
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date
    • Items will not be shipped
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Trail Safety
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race Bibs
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Aid Stations
    • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration during race
  • Weather Policy
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director. Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director
  • Parking Policy
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • Emergency Policy
    • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are 911 trail location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you