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ABC Challenge Postponed

till August 2022.

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It is with deepest regret that we are once again postponing the ABC Challenge to August  27, 2022.  With COVID numbers up and no vaccine yet to be available for the children who participate in the Challenge , we have decided to err on the side of safety for all and push the event back another year.  By that time vaccines will be available for all groups and we feel much better about being able to run the event in 2022 and keep everyone safe .  

Your ABC Challenge Team

Congratulations to Emmitt Schumacher - winner of the 2019    bicycle raffle.  

Special Thanks to the Cykel Shop of Coldwater for the donation of the Raffle Prize!




2019 ABC Challenge  

The event for 2019 was  a wet, muddy affair!!!  

In other words  - Everyone had a great time.

Click on the camera icon below to see and download all photos taken at the

2019 ABC Challenge. Also go to our Facebook page for even more  pictures!


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"I wanted to share with you the picture that our four year old, Bethannie, drew after the ABC Challenge. You guys did an amazing job and they had so much fun.  She even went through it twice! In this picture you'll see her with water droplets on her face, mud on her clothes and hands and her black tennis shoes she ran in.  In the upper right corner she copied the letters off the sticker she got in her swag bag and in yellow it says "ABC Challenge".  Thanks for a wonderful family experience!"

Kristen Niedzwiecki

Bethannie Niedzwiecki - 4 1_2. 2019 (1).
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What is the ABC Challenge?

The Awesome Branch County Challenge is a fun event for school aged children (4 - 18), and adults . Our course will be "muddier" and longer (over 1 1/2 miles) with over 25 fun and challenging obstacles. At the ABC Challenge, kids and adults get to put their problem solving skills to the test by climbing over bales of hay, army crawling through mud, traversing up and over a wall of tires, navigating over clay covered moguls, and sliding down a hill into an epic mud pit to cap off the adventure! A fun filled day, ending with a priceless sense of accomplishment, is planned for both young and old alike. We hope you will join in the festivities!

WTVB Chamber Chat April 17, 2017

Interview with Ken Delaney of WTVB radio about the ABC Challenge can be found here.

Aerial (Drone) footage of the 2017 ABC Challenge.

WTVB Chamber Chat April 30, 2018

ABC Challenge  adds new sponsors

About us and our event

The Awesome Branch County Challenge was made possible by a very generous donation to the Coldwater High School Interact Club by the Branch County Women Who Care. The Women Who Care is an alliance of busy women who want to make a difference and they do this by pooling their resources and providing a substantial payout to organizations that they choose to recognize. Coldwater High School's Interact Club was chosen to receive their gift and Interact, a Rotary sponsored high school service club, used the money to create the ABC Challenge. The Interact Club was formed in 1991 and has been involved with many school and community projects over the years.


We hope that you enjoy the ABC Challenge as we intend to have this event become a major part of our community and area for many years to come.

For 2019, over $3,500 was donated back to various schools, school districts and community organizations that benefit young people in our communities. 


The Awesome Branch County Challenge continues to grow our event with the addition of Clemens Food Group. Clemens will be our Amphitheater Sponsor.  Thanks to the continued support of all of our sponsors we will continue to grow our event and hope to make it the premier obstacle course/mud run in our region.

Thank you for participating in our event. We hope you enjoy!