Each week the kids will get to race on a unique course.The courses are usually between 200-800 yards long with 5-10 obstacles each. The participants are given a set amount of time to complete as many laps as they can. Each lap counts as a point in the standings for our competitive divisions. Between warm up, the race, and check out, each week last about 1 hour. 

All obstacles used will be selected from the approved obstacle list to ensure that the obstacles are consistent and safe for the participants.


We strive to create courses that are challenging for any kid, but also doable. Some obstacles will have a chance of failure (like the monkey bars). For those obstacles there are usually either a burpee or other exercise penalty, or an alternative longer route that the kids can do instead.  


Kids of all ages and abilities have been successful at completing our courses. For our Open divisions we do allow parents to follow along with young children or any special needs participants.  

 

EXAMPLES OF OBSTACLES

OPEN JR. DIVISION

Over Walls (these include "slip-walls"; "vertical walls"; and similar walls that require kids to go over) may not be higher than 5' tall, and must be constructed in a safe manner to prevent collapse or tipping.

Traverse-Walls (Z-Walls; Cliff-Hanger; etc.) may not require participant's feet to be higher than 18" off the ground or hands to be higher than 6' off the ground and must be constructed and installed in a safe manner to prevent collapse or tipping. 

Crawls/Webs/Tunnels must be constructed of materials that are safe and do not create a risk of cutting or scraping the participants (things like paracord, cargo-netting, and foam are allowed; barbed-wire is not allowed).

Carries/Pulls objects carried must not contain any sharp points or corners. For carries under 20 yards, weight can be up to 30 pounds; for carries over 20 yards, weight can be up to 20 pounds.

Balance Beams/Ladders Must be no more than a maximum of 12" off the ground. Must be constructed in a manner that minimizes the potential danger in the event of a fall.

Target Throws Projectiles must be soft and non-dangerous. (Including balls, pool noodles, and other "nerf" style objects) Targets shall be placed in a location where throws do not interfere with other participants.

Tire and Bag Hops Tire hops, bag hops and other similar obstacles may be used if they are set up in a manner that is safe and age appropriate.

Other obstacles of a similar level of safety and designed to be age appropriate may also be used.  

Extreme No extreme obstacles, including any obstacle that may have a high risk of injury will be allowed. 

OPEN SR. AND COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

Over-walls (Slip-walls; vertical walls, etc.) may not be higher than 7' tall, and must be constructed and installed in a safe manner to prevent collapse or tipping.

Traverse-Walls (Z-Walls; Cliffhanger, etc.) may not require participants' feet to be higher than 24" off the ground or hands to be higher than 10' off the ground and must be constructed and installed in a safe manner to prevent collapse or tipping. 

Crawls/Webs/Tunnels must be constructed of materials that are safe and do not create a risk of cutting or scraping the participants (paracord, cargo-netting, foam are acceptable; barbed wire is not allowed)

Carries/Pulls objects carries must not contain any sharp points or corners. For carries under 20 yards weight can be up to 50 pounds; for carries over 20 yards, weight can be up to 40 pounds. 

Balance Beams/Ladders/Slack-Lines must be no more than a maximum of 24" off the ground. Must be constructed in a manner to prevent tipping or rolling and installed in a manner that minimizes the potential danger in the event of a fall. 

Target Throws Projectiles must be soft and non-dangerous (may include balls, pool noodles, and other "nerf" style objects). Targets shall be placed in a location where throws do not interfere with other participants.

Tire and Bag Hops Tire Hops, bag hops and other similar obstacles may be used if they are set up in a manner that is safe and age appropriate.

Rope Climb/Monkey Bars/Rigs The bell and/or bars may not be more than 10' off the ground.

Other obstacles of a similar level of safety and designed to be age appropriate may also be used. 

PROHIBITED OBSTACLES

Electrocution No obstacles that have any form of electrocution are allowed.

Swimming No obstacles where any participant is required to perform any type of swimming or is completely submerged in water is allowed.

Inflatable No inflatables or other obstacles that might collapse or otherwise fail in the event of a power failure or high winds are allowed.

Extreme No extreme obstacles, including any obstacle that may have a high risk of injury will be allowed. 

 

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