Kids Adventure Challenge Set for October 5

August 14th, 2014

Kids event focuses on teams/families working together to complete challenges. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.

The third annual Kids Adventure Challenge will take place Sunday, October 5th, at 10 am at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids.  This year Gazelle Sports is please to announce that Spectrum Healthier Communities will be joining us as the Presenting Sponsor! With their involvement, this year is sure to be bigger and better.  
The past two years, Kids Adventure Challenge sold out with over 500 participants and raised over $4,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.

The 2014 sports themed event will open for registration on July 1st.  Don’t expect your run of the mill sports challenges, teams will have to work together through team building exercises as well as skill and agility activities.  Scott Sneller, store manager at Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids, participated with his family the last two years and will be back again this year. “There aren’t many events where families must work together. This event challenged us as a family to communicate well and encourage each other. Plus, it was fun!”

The inaugural Kids Adventure Challenge was born from Gazelle Sports’ recognition by The North Face with the Never Stop Exploring Award. The award is given to the nation’s top specialty running store that demonstrates the most complete dedication to encouraging and enabling outdoor exploration within its community. “When planning this event, supporting a nonprofit organization that was focused on youth, recreation and promoting positive community experiences was a must,” said the 2012 race director, Tessa Talsma.

This year’s event will include teams of 2-5 people navigating throughout John Ball Zoo and the surrounding park to find and complete challenges. Each athlete will receive a score sheet and road map to navigate and keep track of his or her team’s progress. All participants receive a t-shirt, two hours of sporting fun and admission to the John Ball Zoo for the remainder of the day. Teams must include one adult captain (age 18 or over). More information can be found at GazelleSports.com/KAC. Cost is $15 per person.  Registration is open until October 1st.


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