Race Preview: 2016 Kids Obstacle Challenge (Tualatin)

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Mud races are becoming more and more popular, but due to liability issues, most of them require participants to be over a certain "adult" age in order to participate. Not so at the Kids Obstacle Challenge! This race is designed for children ages 5-16, therefore the obstacles are scaled accordingly. There are four Northwest locations for the Kids Obstacle Challenge this year, and the Portland area event takes place at Lee Farms in Tualatin on Saturday, July 9th. 

The race starts near the red barn and takes place entirely on Lee Farms’ property. Parents are invited to run along with their children at no cost (but need to register ahead of time), but are discouraged from doing the obstacles, since they are made for younger/lighter participants. Kids will have fun running through mud, scaling walls, climbing rope ladders, and balancing on beams, among many other things. All obstacles are easy to complete for most kids, but it is always possible to go around an obstacle as well.

After the race, there are snacks and drinks offered by local vendors, and there are also cold garden hose showers to get the worst of the mud off. The farm offers a lot of entertainment for the young participants, from petting animals to the farm store, they are sure to find something fun to do. Several of the obstacles are also within view of the start/finish area for your watching pleasure.

Kids Obstacle Challenge details:
When: Saturday, July 9th
What: 1-2 mile kids obstacle race
Where: Lee Farms, Tualatin (map)
Start time: wave starts every 30 minutes, 9am-2pm (choose wave at registration)
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: $30; $5 for a second lap; $40 Day of race (if available). Parents can run with their kids at no cost, but need to register.
Registration includes: Race entry, finisher’s medal. T-shirts available for purchase during registration and at the event.

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