Carlisle OutBack Challenge 10K

in United States at Middle School Parking lot

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Things To Know

The OutBack Challenge 10K is sponsored by the non-profit group, Friends of Carlisle Parks with the purpose of raising funds and awareness of the new bike trail section that will eventually connect Carlisle to Des Moines. Any proceeds will be used for trail betterment items such as park benches, trail signage, bike repair station and similar amenities that make the trail more accessible and enjoyable as people pass through our city on their way to Indianola or Des Moines depending on their direction of travel.

Packet Pick-Up

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration

OutBack Challenge 10K

On The New OutBack Trail Hills, Switchbacks & More Hills.
The Toughest10K that we know of! Do you have what it takes? Bring your good legs!

An out and back on the new paved trail, negotiating the rural landscape on the south side of Carlisle starting behind the middle school, descending through switchbacks, prairie and forest to the top of Hard Brake Hill where you will descend again to the North River bottom, cross the river bridge, turn around and repeat in reverse.

Good Luck! You will need it!

Our Course


Overall Award to Top Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female in each division

Age Groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over


Serving thick juicy Pork Chops on a stick and sweet corn as well as the regular fare of cookies, Gatorade, etc.


The OutBack Challenge is the 2nd of a two race series with the first being the Carlisle 1st of July Fun Run. Compete in both races and receive an awesome Specialized® brand water bottle made with taste & odor free Purist™ technology. No more awful plastic tasting water.


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