2020 Swat Challenge

Brought to you by the Evansville Police Foundation.

The EPD SWAT Challenge is a fun, challenging 5K run with obstacles like walls, tires and climbing up a parking structure with a sandbag anywhere from 15-20 fun obstacles. 

This event takes place on Saturday August 15, 2020, in Downtown Evansville. Packet Pick is on Friday, August 14 from 12-5pm at the lobby of Old National Bank downtown on Main St.

There are 17 waves starting at 8am to the last wave at 12 noon, to spread out the participants over the 15 or more obstacles. 2019 was a big success with over 500 participants registered, ranging from 6 years old to seniors!

About the EPD SWAT Team

Founded in 1975, the EPD SWAT team trains and prepares for missions involving barricaded gunmen, hostage rescue, high risk warrant service, active shooter response and more. The team is on-call 24 hours a day and responds immediately to calls for service. SWAT officers are selected from within the Evansville Police Department. Officers must serve a minimum of three years before they can apply for the team.

Team Competitions

This will include a traveling trophy for each category!

  •  Two winners from 2019 are the Evansville Fire Department and Team F***ing Awesome
  •  Two winners from 2018 are the Evansville Fire Department and Orangetheory Fitness.

Get your team together and compete at one of these times:

  • 8am – 1st responders/public safety
  • 9am – businesses
  • 10am – other
  • 11am – high schools


Check out the footage from previous events

2016 SWAT Challenge Video