Mini Mountain Challenge

Let them eat mud.

The Mini Mountain Challenge falls the day after Tough Mountain Challenge, this year on Sunday, July 27, 2020, and every year brings out hundreds of kids looking for some muddy fun.

Mini Mountain is similar to the Tough Mountain, but designed for kids ages 4 through 12. Kids can expect uphill and downhill running combined with dirt, mud, fun obstacles, snowguns, and more with bigger challenges and longest distances for older kids.

The Mini Mountain Challenge is organized into three heats: 10AM for ages 10-12, 10:30AM for ages 7-9, and and 11AM for ages 4-6. Course length and obstacles will vary for each age group to create experiences and levels of challenge to fit everyone based on ten years of making kids muddy.

REGISTER NOW! Everyone registered by May 31 is guaranteed a t-shirt in their requested size.

2019  Course Flashback (maps below)

Ages 4-6

Less than one-quarter mile with obstacles designed for smaller kids. No swimming required. 

1. Hay Tower: The start of the race will bring you over a mound of hay bales.
2. Shoe Sucker: This watery mud pit is about waist deep, but kids can choose to run through it or around the muddy sides. Make sure their shoes are tied tight! 
3. Rainbow Road: Kids who have played Mario Cart will understand this on as they run through a rainbow of pool noodles under smiley stars. 
4. Baby Shark Slide: A bigger version of your backyard slip and slide, kids will be singing "doo doo do do doo doo," as they slide past baby sharks. 
5. Telletubby Tire Trail: Jump through mini tires with Telletubbies LaaLaa and Po looking on. 
6. Ball Pit Crawl: Over 200 balls fill our extra colorful ball pit. 
7. Culvert Crossing: Kids will tunnel through one of three culverts. 
8. Foam Party Finish: The final obstacle is a fun ending. Kids can run through a fluffy foam wall on their way to the finish line. 

Ages 7-9

Approximately one-half mile including many of the lower Tough Mountain obstacles. A short swim is required, with personal floatation devices available at the Slip 'n' Slide. 

1. Hay Tower: The start of the race will bring you over a mound of hay bales 
2. Shoe Sucker: This watery mud pit is about thigh deep. Make sure their shoes are tied tight.  
3. Foam Party: Get nice and sudsy to get the mud in your shoes, eyes, and ears off. 
4. Steam Roller: Squeeze through this tight obstacle.
5. Sweet Spot: Make your way through a narrow passage.
6. Cage Crawl: Grab onto the cage above as you shimmy through muddy water.  
7. Bust 'n' Burn: Run across 100 feet of deep, muddy ditches under a barrage of snow guns.  
8. Slip 'n' Slide: This delightful obstacle is gravity-fed and deposits you into a pool with a mighty splash.  
9. Muddy Pit: Of course there's mud. Make your way through the mud pit and try not to lose your shoes.  
10. Foam Party Finish: Clean off with a fluffy foam wall on their way to the finish line. 

Ages 10-12

Approximately one mile following the lower section of the Tough Mountain course. A short swim is required, with personal floatation devices available at the Slip 'n' Slide. 

1. Hay Tower: The start of the race will bring you over a mound of hay bales
2. Shoe Sucker: This watery mud pit is knee to thigh deep. Make sure their shoes are tied tight. 
3. Hurricane Alley: Twelve snowmaking guns blow waves of water into the air to charge through while making your way uphill. 
4. Cage Crawl: Grab onto the cage above as you shimmy through muddy water. 
5. Foam Party: Get nice and sudsy to get the mud in your shoes, eyes, and ears off. 
6. Steam Roller: Squeeze through this tight obstacle.
7. Sweet Spot: Make your way through a narrow passage.
8. Bust 'n' Burn: Run and climb across 100 feet of deep, muddy ditches under a barrage of snow guns. 
9. Snow 'n' Steady: Balance your way across snowmaking pipes spanning a long and very dirty pond. 
10. Slip 'n' Slide: This delightful obstacle is gravity-fed and deposits you into a pool with a mighty splash.  
11. Muddy Pit: Of course there's mud. Make your way through the mud pit and try not to lose your shoes.  
12. Foam Party Finish: Clean off with a fluffy foam wall on their way to the finish line. 

   

Tips

All kids should bring clothes and shoes that can get dirty, an appetite for fun, and a sense of friendly competition. 

Registration is limited to 400 kids in total, and signing up early saves you money. 

Registration

    • Wave 1
      Ages 10-12
      $29

      Race start: 10AM

      Registration includes: 

      1. Entry into race for ages 10-12
      2. Event t-shirt
      3. Finisher's medal
    • Wave 2
      Ages 7-9
      $29

      Race start: 10:30AM

      Registration includes: 

      1. Entry into race for ages 7-9
      2. Event t-shirt
      3. Finisher's medal
    • Wave 3
      Ages 4-6
      $19

      Race start: 11AM

      Registration includes: 

      1. Entry into race for ages 4-6
      2. Event t-shirt
      3. Finisher's medal

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