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Race Preview: Kids Obstacle Challenge (Tualatin)

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Over the past few years, adventure races have become more popular, and runs including mud, obstacles, color, water or bubbles are easy to find. Several of the tougher obstacle races have an age minimum that will exclude kids from participating. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is a mud and obstacle race that is geared specifically towards children ages 5-16. And good news for parents: You can join the course for free with your child's paid registration. 

The race is hosted by Lee Farms in Tualatin, which has been the location for many muddy, adventure, zombie, and obstacle races before. The open field around the farm store is a great race start/finish area. Parking is limited and costs $5 per car, so plan to carpool to make it easier.

The runners will take off in waves that start every half an hour from 10am to 2pm. The course is about one mile long and will include approximately ten obstacles including rope swing, cargo net climb over, mud crawl, over/unders, tire jump, hay bale climb and more. Parents are encouraged to run alongside their children, either participating in the obstacles or running around them. (One adult can run the race free with each paid child.)

At the end of the race, runners will get a dog tag style finisher’s medal, and they can get swag from title sponsors Subaru and Clif Bar. For additional up to date information, also check out the event’s Facebook page.

Kids Obstacle Challenge details:
When: Saturday, July 11; wave starts 10am – 2pm
What: 1 mile trail run with 10 obstacles
Where: Lee Farms, 21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: $30 for children ages 5-16. One parent free per child. ($40 after July 1st)
Registration includes: race entry, dog tag style finisher medal, swag and goodies from on-site vendors.

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