Register for the 2023 Evansville Police Foundation SWAT Challenge
The Evansville Police Foundation's annual SWAT Challenge is back this spring with a few new obstacles to challenge even the most in-shape participants.
The annual 5K features a course that begins at the Four Freedoms Monument and ends just past the Korean War Memorial down the street along the Evansville riverfront and winds its way through downtown Evansville. The difference between this 5K and others you may have been a part of is this one will feature over 20 obstacles designed by the SWAT Team themselves you'll need to navigate before you cross the finish line, like the one pictured above.
2023 Evansville Police SWAT Challenge Information
The SWAT Challenge is the only 5K in Evansville featuring obstacles integrated into the course. This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 6th beginning at 8:00 AM with new waves taking off every 15 minutes until the final wave at Noon.
2023 Evansville Police Foundation SWAT Challenge Obstacles
As noted above, this year's event will feature over 20 obstacles that will test your stamina and physical abilities. Let's take a look at a few you'll need to navigate in order to reach the finish line.
You'll need to climb the ladders into the second level of the parking garage at the intersection of 2nd and Locust Streets.
Hummer Military Crawl
Shortly after starting the race, your first challenge will be to army crawl your way under a few Evansville Police Department Hummers.
A more difficult version of the monkey bars you climbed in grade school. These bars feature a 45-degree angle forcing you to use all the arm strength you can muster to pull yourself up the angle before you can work your way back down.
The Shooting Range
You'll have to test your hand-eye coordination by firing a few rounds at the targets in front of you. While it's not specified what type of ammunition you'll be firing, it will not be actual bullets.
Other obstacles include The Death Star, Jumping Barricades, Jumping Cars (Dukes of Hazzard-style), and donut eating (this is for the Police Department after all).
How to Register for the 2023 Evansville Police Foundation SWAT Challenge
Registration is $40 per person and can be done ONLINE. Discounts are given for teams of four or more, with additional discounts given for teams of 10 or more. The Foundation may also offer individual discounts from time to time in the weeks leading up to the event. Follow the EP Foundation SWAT Challenge on Facebook so you don't miss them.
Proceeds from the event will help the Evansville Police Department provide equipment and training to members of the SWAT Team.
[Source: Evansville Police Foundation]