Get Dirty, Muddy, Wet, Clean, and Have Fun

obstacle runaround race jones center

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to try the Third Annual Obstacle Runaround Race at the Jones Center on May 8. Some of the 10+ obstacles in this race include a mud run, a slip n’ slide, a tire run and even an army crawl. This looks like real fun!

Meredith, at the Jones Center says “This is a fun way to kick off an active summer.” Race starts will be staggered by ages. Kids who are 5-8 will start at 9:00am; and 9-12 year olds will start at 9:30. Each kid will receive an Obstacle Runaround sweatband for signing up and running.

Last year there were 150 kids who participated by going through more than 10 different course segments. So far they have 40 signed up, and will accept racers until the day before, May 7. Get down there and register for a good time.

This event came about two years ago when the folks at the Jones Center were looking for something different and fun for the kids to do. Kids, grab your adult and come join the fun.

Sign up for this race by calling Meredith Cupp, 479-756-8090 ext. 2168 or visit for more info.

Check out this 7 year old who placed SECOND in the Hogeye Run, his first 5K race!