Chadron State Park is introducing a new event to Chadron’s Fur Trade Days line-up. The Crooked Arrow Obstacle Course will challenge participants on a fun-filled route.
The event will be Sunday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at the baseball field west of the park’s headquarters. It is open to participants of all ages, who can choose to race individually or in teams of two to four contestants.
Gregg Galbraith, park superintendent, said each entry will be timed while dodging a variety of obstacles and showing their skills at three stations – archery, disc golf and casting. Participants will be allowed to advance to the next station after three tries, or upon hitting the respective target.
Galbraith said the obstacle course will serve as a substitute for the annual Kiwanis Fur Trade Regatta, a canoe race that has been suspended this year because the park’s pond has been drained for renovation. Similar to the regatta, the obstacle course has a goal of challenging participants while sharing some laughs, he said.
People may sign up to race the day of the event. The activity is free and open to the public and the park will provide free watermelon at the park’s Trading Post that afternoon. Vehicles must have a park entry permit, available online at outdoornebraska.org or at the park’s entrance.