Dirty Kid Obstacle Race

This page is currently being updated. Registration begins June 1 at which time all information will be up to date.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:30 AM – 2 PM (approximate, wave times assigned during this time period)
Maple Neighborhood Center, 3301 37th Ave.  Sacramento, CA 95824
Racers must be 4 – 15 years of age for youth races, Adults for Adult Races

NEW FOR 2022!
Adult 1 Mile Race
Automatic Timing

Fitness should be fun!  Join us in our 4th annual Dirty Kid Obstacle Race. Youth ages 4-15 will race in a small endurance course with obstacles, including MUD!

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 up to 10 persons. The course will be within and behind the Adventure Playground.

This event is a fundraiser for the Adventure Playground.  100% of the funds goes towards sponsoring the Adventure Playground.

Please scroll down for race details.






Want to sponsors or support the Dirty Kid Obstacle Race? Please check out our sponsorship form below to see how you can help!


Race Details


Obstacles are well within the challenges of most youth and their age category.  There will be elements of crawling, jumping, balance, scaling, endurance, uneven surfaces and MUD.  Some will be relatively easy, others a bit more challenging.  Obstacles are standard within the industry, but do carry an element of risk.  Racers may skip any obstacle.  Note that any obstacles skipped or received assistance from will disqualify runner from awards (they may finish).

Ran at different intervals, the majority of the course will be over the same youth obstacles. The course will be extended with a few added obstacles. The added obstacles will also not be too difficult. Youth ages 10+ may participate in the adult race. There will be separate “adult only waves” for those that are of the competitive sort. Working as a group and assisting each other are allowed in the non-competitive waves.

2022 Age Brackets
Age (as of race day);

– Co-Ed: 4-5, 6-7, & 8-9 years of age. 
– Male & Female: 10-11, 12-13, & 14-15 years of age.

Adult course waves will be: Adult/16 & Up (competitive runners are to enter this category), Youth Only (aged 10-15), or Family (ages 10 – Adult). There will be gender awards for Adults/16 & Up and Youth Only (ages 10-15). Additional adult age divisions may be added depending upon registration.

In the tradition of obstacle racing exact course details will be released about one week prior to the race.  The following are rough approximations:

4-5 Year-Olds .25 Mile  8-12 Obstacles (mud wade, no mud crawl)
6-15 Year-Olds    .5 Mile   15-20 Obstacles
Adults (ages 10+ can join) 1 Mile 15-20 Obstacle


Early Registration:
June 1 – Sept. 23
6 – 15 yrs: $25
4 – 5 yrs: $20
Adult/Long Course: $30
Late Registration:
Sept. 24 – Oct. 13
6 – 15 yrs: $30
4 – 5 yrs: $25
Adult/Long Course: $35
Race Day & Day Prior:
October 14-15
6 – 15 yrs: $35
4 – 5 yrs: $30
Adults/Long Course: $40
T-Shirt $13
2022 will be a Sport Tech Style Shirt (synthetic)
Order early! Date can be cut offer early. Our goal is to have them available through Sept. 23, but if there is a t-shirt shortage we will have to
order earlier.
Training ProgramFees vary
See Training Program below for specific fee.


Registration begins June 1.  Register in person or on-line.

On-Line (on-line fees apply) Register Now!
Pay In-Person/Mail (no added fees)Registration Form PDF



Runners will run in Wave age groupings of approximately 6-10 runners, approximately 2-10 minutes apart.  All races will be offered each hour. This will allow not only to choose a time, but keep family members wave times near each other. About 3 days prior to the event your exact arrival time will be posted at the top of this web page.


Awards ceremony after the conclusion of the last wave (enjoy the accompanied festival).  Top 3 in each division.  Remember you are time racing others in your age divisions that are in different wave starts.  Late entries may be excluded from awards. No awards in the Adult Course Family Waves and any runner that receives assistance, goes off-course or skips an obstacle is ineligible for awards. Awards ceremony for each age group will be about 20 minutes past the last wave of the day for that age group. Times will be updated on the internet about every 30 minutes (address will be posted at top of this site)

Endurance, strength and agility are key factors in obstacle racing, but proper knowledge and technique are the keys.  In the Saturday Training Program, we’ll teach the basics and some advanced stuff.  Any other races recommended races will be at the parents’/participant’s discretion, registration, transportation, cost, etc.  The Sept. 17 youth and adult training will overlap 2-2:30pm. This will be detailed discussion time of what to expect and what to wear. Parents are highly encouraged to tune into this segment.

Saturdays, 1-2pm, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1 and 8.  $25.  Ages 6-15. 
Saturday, 11:30-1:30pm, Sept. 17. Adults $20
Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.  $20.  Ages 6-15
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9am-10am, 6-15 years of age.  $15.  All Ages (4-15)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:15am-11:15am, $15.  Ages 6-15.

This event is a fundraiser.  All proceeds support the operation of the Sacramento Adventure Playground.  As such there are no refunds.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! You will be smiling. Event is a blast to watch the kids do the course. Please contact Steve Caudle.

Volunteer Information (2022 coming soon)

Want to sponsors or support the Dirty Kid Obstacle Race? Please check out our sponsorship form below to see how you can help!

Dirty Kid Obstacle Race Sponsorship Form (2022 coming soon)

Race Results & Photos

2020 Race Results & Photos
2019 Race Results & Photos

Course and Spectator Information. (2021)