Collingwood - BlueMountain Kids Adventure Games
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Collingwood, ON

Blue Mountain Resort
Sept 21 & 22, 2024

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Blue Mountain Resort

Saturday, Sept 21 & Sunday, Sept 22

Were: Blue Mountain Resort, South Base Lodge.

138 Gord Canning Dr. The Blue Mountains,

Collingwood, ON

Registration Openning Soon

The Race: What to Expect

  • Choose Saturday or Sunday race start (while space is available). 
  • Course will be marked on a ‘kid friendly’ map.
  • Course description and route will be printed on the map.
  • Younger racers challenge a shorter course with age-appropriate obstacles.
  • Kids will travel the course by mountain bike, on foot, on land or on water (swimming is not necessary).
  • If there is a water element at the race, personal flotation devices are supplied by race organizers.
  • Transition Areas are where kids will change disciplines and pick up or drop gear.
  • The course is approximately 3 km (ages 6 – 11) or 5.5 km (ages 12+) long. Estimate 40 minutes and 90 minutes to finish.
  • All kids will wear a helmet, backpack, (bike) gloves and at specific times a climbing harness. The climbing harness will be supplied by race organizers.
  • Spectators are welcome to watch along the course.
  • We ask that parents allow their children to work together to problem solve all obstacles without assistance.

All Race Entries Include

Participants learn the values of teamwork, problem solving and finish the race with a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Registration also gets you…

  • Entry for 1 team (2 participants)
  • Custom finishing medal for each participant (2 medals)
  • Official athlete t-shirt for each participant (2 shirts)
  • Chance to win prizes top 3 finisher in age groups (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14 and 15 – 17) and category (boys, girls, coed)
  • Chance to win one of 3 specialty awards 

Racer Gear

Mandatory Gear

Each team member must have the following:

  • (Mountain) Bike that fits and is in good working condition
  • Bicycle Helmet 
  • Bicycle Gloves (to protect hands on ropes and cables) 
  • Small Backpack
  • Water Bottle or Water Bladder (Minimum of 10 oz.)
  • First Aid Kit*: Small Ziploc Bag with Wet Wipes, Sunscreen, Band-Aids, White Tape, and Neosporin.
    *Please Note: Race organization has a full standby medical team onsite at all times

Race organizers will provide a climbing harness and life jacket. 

Recommended Gear

Kids Adventure Games™ teach lifelong values of teamwork, sportsmanship, problem-solving, and being prepared. In this spirit, it is recommended each racer also have the following gear for the race:

  • Shorts & T-shirt (no bathing suits)
  • Rain/Wind Jacket
  • Socks, Sturdy Athletic Shoes (no open toes or sandals)

Volunteer

There are a variety of positions available to volunteer for during this event. Including, obstacle help, course marshals, transition areas, and start/finish help. Contact us to learn more.

 

Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can kids compete with a teammate that is a different age?
A: Yes. The age group will be determined by the age of the oldest teammate. 

Q: Can teams be co‐ed?
A: Yes.

Q: How many teams are on course?
A: Races are limited to 180 teams per race day, spread across 3 waves. Teams will be released 2 teams at a time every 2 minutes to manage course flow.

Q: If my child does not have a partner can I sign my child up to save a spot and then find a partner?
A: Yes, but we ask that you submit your registration as a team. Registration forms will not be confirmed until both teammates’ information is complete and payment is received. Simply enter your own child’s name twice but YOU are responsible for changing this at a later date.

Q: What is included in the entry fee?
A: Your child’s entry fee includes an Athlete shirt, pre‐race training tips from Adventure Racer and course designer, Maria Burton, a medal of completion upon finishing the race, and an awards ceremony.

Q: What happens if there is bad weather on race day?
A: The race will take place rain or shine. In the event there is lightning in the area, the Race Director will make the appropriate call to delay or cancel the race. No refunds will be given if the race is cancelled due to weather.

Q: I signed up in March but something has come up and I need to cancel. Can I receive a refund?
A:CANCELLATION POLICY A team can withdraw from the Event up to and until 11:59pm 60 days prior to the running of the Event they are registered in. Please do not ask as we do not enjoy saying no. Note: A $25.00 per team cancellation fee will apply. Within 60 Days prior to the registered Event onwards for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons), there is no refund of any portion of the entry fee. Teams must formally cancel and request a refund via email support@kidsadventuregames.ca

Q: May I transfer my registration to a different team?
A: Yes. Registrations can be transferred to a new and different team up to 10 days prior to your event date. A $15 transfer fee will be applied on all transfers. Transfers can be requested a refund via email support@kidsadventuregames.ca

Q: My child’s partner cannot compete anymore. Can they race with a different partner?
A: Yes, send your request, at least 10 days before the race to support@kidsadventuregames.ca.

Q: Can I accompany my child during the race?
A: Yes, you can accompany your child throughout the race to watch them at the different challenges; however we ask that you refrain from helping/interfering with your child during the race. Course marshals will be on hand to assist if children have difficulty. The satisfaction your child will feel when finishing the race is in large part determined by the knowledge that they did it themselves.

Q: Does my child need any special clothing or footwear for this event?
A: We recommend kids wear moisture‐wicking clothing as they will get wet & running shoes for footwear. They will be required to wear a helmet and bike gloves throughout the entire competition. Please NO JEANS. Bring a change of clothes for after the race as they will get wet.

Q: What special equipment does my child need?

A: Mandatory PERSONAL equipment: Each child is responsible for bringing a (mountain) bike with knobby tires, a helmet, bike gloves and backpack with water bottle or water bladder. 

Additionally, each child we recommend they carry the following items with them during the event:

  • First Aid Kit: small Ziploc bag with some wet wipes, sunscreen band-aids, white tape, Neosporin.

  • Light snack

  • Small back pack

  • Light wind/rain jacket

  • The race organization will provide a climbing harness and a life jacket if/when needed.

RACE DAY INFO

Please read all email communications that are sent out, which will contain start lists, important updates and last minute reminders. 

  • All participants will need to sign a waiver prior to arriving.
  • Spectators may not be permitted or may be limited based on capacity restrictions.
  • Race bibs, provided at check in, should be pinned to the front of athlete’s shirt.
  • We ask that parents allow their children to work together to problem solve all obstacles without assistance. Feel free to cheer and encourage, but refrain from physically helping
 

CANCELLATION Policy

Transfer and Cancellation Policies

A:CANCELLATION POLICY A team can withdraw from the Event up to and until 11:59pm 60 days prior to the running of the Event they are registered in. Please do not ask as we do not enjoy saying no. Note: A $25.00 per team cancellation fee will apply. Within 60 Days prior to the registered Event onwards for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons), there is no refund of any portion of the entry fee. Teams must formally cancel and request a refund via email support@kidsadventuregames.ca

 

WEATHER POLICY

The race will take place rain or shine. In the event there is dangerous inclement weather or lightning in the area, the Race Director will make the appropriate call to delay or cancel the race. No refunds will be given if the race is cancelled due to weather or wildfires or smoke because of wildfires and there is dangerous air pollution