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

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

Currently we organize the annual Stars, Stripes & Steps stair-climbing race and day in the park (every year on Memorial Day, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs) as well as the Nine Eleven Grand Stair Challenge (every year on September 11th benefiting Challenge).


We also sponsor the Hot Springs Rotary Club's stair climbing race, Climb Hot Springs, the third week in September 23.


We are building a fund to maintain Hot Springs' historic stairways and an inventory of event materials to share with local groups. (Coolers, banners, time clocks, sound system etc.)

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!)