​Supporting active events in and around Hot Springs, South Dakota

Challenge! plans to apply for non-profit status in 2017.

In the meantime, we are proud and grateful to be affiliated with Black Hills Area Community Foundation, our fiscal sponsor.

Your donations to Challenge! are tax deductible! If you wish to donate, make your check payable to BHACF/Challenge and mail to
Black Hills Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 231, Rapid City, SD 57709.

You may direct that your gift be dedicated to the General Fund or to the Repair The Stairs Fund, or leave it to our discretion.

(Yup, we know, we have to make that option available online. We are dinosaurs. We'll get there someday, hopefully!) 

Challenge is dedicated to supporting and sponsoring active events in and around Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Currently we support the annual Stars, Stripes & Steps (every year on Memorial Day) and Light & Fright (pre-Halloween celebration), both benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Hot Springs, as well as the Nine Eleven Grand Stair Challenge (every year on September 11th), currently benefiting Challenge.


We also sponsor the Hot Springs Rotary Club's brand new stair climbing race, Climb Hot Springs. Save the date, September 23, 2017, for the second annual Climb Hot Springsrace! This seven mile race with five stair climbs and two big hills is the second of its kind in the nation! There will also be a three mile, two flight option—challenging enough, and both options simply gorgeous! Check it out at climbhotsprings.com


Additional plans include establishment of an ongoing fund to maintain Hot Springs' historic stairways and an inventory of event materials to share with local groups. (Coolers, banners, time clocks, etc.)