Dirty Kid Obstacle Race

Dirty Kid Obstacle Race Banner 2020

Fitness should be fun!  Join us at the second annual Dirty Kid Obstacle Race. Youth ages 6-15 will race in a half-mile+- course with about 15 obstacles, including MUD! New for 2020 there will also be a smaller course for ages 4-5 and Team Races.  After the race enjoy the free Community FUN Day event.

Obstacles can vary. There will be over, under, carry, crawl and of course mud. Obstacles will not have a high degree of difficulty. Youth will run in “waves” of 6-12 persons. Course will be within and behind the Adventure Playground. Parts of the permanent Obstacle Course within the Playground may be part of the course.  Course for 4-5 year olds will be approximately 200-300 meters with about 10 obstacles.

Starting times will be approximately 2-5 minutes apart per wave (passing will happen). Wave times will be posted below no later than October 9.  Awards ceremony will be about 15 minutes after the final racer. Awards will be given to the top three in each age division: 4-5 Years – 6-8 Years  –  9-12 Years  –  13-15 Years – Team Division

Individuals who signed up for an individual race, ages 6-15 may combine and run a 2nd time as a team.  Teams consist of 3-5 members.  The 3rd finisher of your team is your team’s time (cross as a group, sacrifice runners…..or?).  Each team will start as it’s own assigned wave time (after individual races).  This is a separate event with an additional fee, and must be registered separately by the team captain – only (we do not need to know the names of each team member until race time).

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
10 AM – 12 PM + (wave times assigned)
Maple Neighborhood Center, 3301 37th Ave.  Sacramento, CA 95824
Racers must be 4 – 15 years of age


Race Only: $20 per person
Training Program, T-Shirt & Race: $50 per person
T-Shirt (add-on): $10 per shirt
Team Race: $20 (Captain registers only)

Age Groups: 4-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and 13-15 years old.  Team is 6-15.

All proceeds support the operation of the Sacramento Adventure Playground.


Link: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=69333053

Hint:  Enter your information as a parent first (as if you were the participant in the age group).  When it prompts you to “Register for Someone under 18” this is when you put your child’s information in.  Need Help:  https://support.activenetwork.com/endurance/articles/en_US/Article/Register-Someone-Below-18-Registration-Flow?searchIn=allTypes

Online registration closes Thursday, October 8 at 11:59 PM.
Online sales of the Dirty Kid Obstacle Race t-shirt ends Saturday, September 26.


Start will be in Waves approximately 2-5 minutes apart.

Wave times will be posted no later than October 9.


Speed, coordination and strength are factors in obstacle racing, but learning the techniques are invaluable. In the Saturday Training Program, we’ll teach you the basics and some advanced stuff. Price includes the race on October 10 as well as a T-shirt. Other recommended races will be at the parents’ discretion, registration, transportation, cost, etc.  If the initial training time of 1-2pm fills, we will open a 2nd slot at 2-3pm.

Training Program Dates: Saturdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 & October 3
Training Program Time: 1-2 PM (may be expanded to 2-3pm for an overflow 2nd group)
Training Program Fee: $50 (includes training program, race registration and t-shirt)


All proceeds support the operation of the Sacramento Adventure Playground.  As such there are no refunds.


After the race, the fun continues at the Maple Neighborhood Center’s annual Community Fun Day from 12 – 4 PM.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Please contact Emily Tong at etong@fairytaletown.org about volunteering. etong@fairytaletown.org



Dirty Kid Obstacle Race Sponsorship Sheet 2020


2019 Race Information

RESULTS: Results – Preliminary Dirty Kids Oct. 2019

Results are now “Official” as of Oct. 18.

COURSE DESCRIPTION, ENTRY AND TIPS: Dirty Kid Course 2019 Tips & Race Information