2020 Swat Challenge

Brought to you by the Evansville Police Foundation.

Our team really wanted to have the SWAT CHALLENGE this year, but due to COVID-19 we realize this is not possible. The health and safety of our officers and participants are of our utmost importance. In place of the typical SWAT CHALLENGE, we are offering a virtual race this year. Everyone who registers for the race will receive this year’s T-Shirt (see to the right) and on completion of a 5K course of your choice, you will also receive this year’s patch. You must submit your virtual completion by August 31, 2020. Here is how to participate:

  1. Download the free Strava App on your mobile device
  2. Track your run
  3. Submit a screenshot on completion

Call 812-436-4030 if you have questions.

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to a “normal” SWAT CHALLENGE next year! All proceeds go to the support of the officers of the Evansville Police Department. 


    2020 SWAT CHALLENGE T-Shirt Design


    About the SWAT Challenge

     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 in Downtown Evansville. Packet Pick is typically 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