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The City of Gadsden Presents

The Barbarian Challenge

June 15th @ Noccalula Falls

Get ready, Gadsden Alabama...You haven’t seen the last of them yet! That’s right! The Barbarian’s are at it again! This isn't your Grannie's 5K! Do you have what it takes to be a Barbarian?

The Barbarian Challenge takes place once a year, on the 3rd Saturday in June at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, AL. It is approximately 6 miles and consists of 20 plus obstacles and tough terrain. You also get to run in the gorge of the 90 ft waterfall that is the centerpiece of the park. It is the South's most scenic OCR! The Barbarian Challenge is also part of the Alabama OCR Series.

The Barbarian Challenge also includes a Kids Challenge, which is put on by The Factory Gadsden.


Browse a variety of one-of-a-kind downtown boutiques, national retailers and perhaps even an old fashioned drug store. We truly have it all!


The Greater Gadsden Area and Etowah County offer excitement for every age, making it the perfect place to plan your vacation. From golfing to the arts, we aim to please the whole family!


Etowah County is known for its great eats! After spending the day sightseeing in Gadsden, take a break and give one of our delicious restaurants a try.

Barbarian Challenge -2 Days 4 Hours 18 Minutes 20 Seconds
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