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Unfortunately, due to lack of demand, volunteers and time, this event has been cancelled. Full refunds will be made. Consider bringing your kids to our Navigation/Compass Clinic on July 20 at Seidman Park. RSVP here.

Saturday, August 24
9:30 am
Johnson Park, Grand Rapids

The Michigan Adventure Race: Kids Edition (formerly Kids Adventure Challenge) mixes the best of The Amazing Race, Minute to Win It, and treasure hunt all into one fun adventure for kids and their families. This is a great way for families to be active together while exploring Kent County’s Johnson Park. Geared for youth between the ages of 5 and 12 (but all ages welcome), kids and their parent(s) or guardian(s) will conquer several challenges and hunt for checkpoints scattered throughout the park. Each challenge station will be scaled according to different ages and abilities.  There is a 2-hour time limit, but everyone is encouraged to do the adventure at their own pace – walk or run – with all the youth receiving a finisher’s medal, $5 Gazelle Sports gift certificate and tech shirt. Every checkpoint and challenge is optional, just be back in 2 hours.

Each youth participant will receive a passport card that will have a map of the park on it that includes the location of the challenges and checkpoints. The Challenge Stations well have games or activities that kids will complete before they can get a mark on their card.

The checkpoints are orienteering flags that will be hanging from trees. Attached to each
flag is a hole punch. Once your kids locate the flags, they need to use the punch to mark their cards. The map you are given will have the location of each Challenge Station and Checkpoint.

An adult (over the age of 18) must accompany youth at all times, but there is no limit to the team size. Teams can also race together. Adults are free, with each youth who registers receiving a t-shirt and finisher’s gift.

Register here.

Same-day registration does NOT include the shirt.

We are also excited to be raising support and awareness for (TBD).

Check-in or same-day register, Johnson Park, open shelter:
Overview and questions: 9:15 am
Start: 9:30 am
Finish: 11:30 am (or okay to end early and grab your finisher prize)

Location: Johnson Park, 2600 Wilson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI US 49534
Park in the central parking lot off Butterworth.

Bring: Good shoes, a phone/camera to capture the memories, and maybe a water bottle. We will have aid stations with water and cups set up throughout the park. Consider bug spray too.

Contact us with your questions.

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