The Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge happened last month here in Seattle!! Now it’s probably not much of a secret I like to run and mud runs are my jam. I have stayed away from runs lately due to a knee injury last year and then just working on getting back into shape this past year. I am part of USFG and am received three Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge tickets in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and truthful.
Now my kids have done some color runs and regular 5ks with me but it has never worked out for them to be able to do a mud run or obstacle course with me. When we heard the Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge was coming to Seattle we jumped at the chance to get to go and share our experience! (See more -> here)
Our venue was at Lake Sammamish State Park, which was about an hour drive for us, we signed up for the 9 o’clock wave on Saturday, August 18th. I wanted to do it the course early and I was worried about the heat that day being outside. Now I will say this time of August had been awful for us and the smoke from the wildfires! I loved that Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge was watching the air quality ratings for whether the event would happen or not. Thankfully it didn’t get awful till the next week so the event still happened!
Now if you have never done a mud or obstacle course there are some things you need to pack to bring and some things that with and things that will make the ride home better!
What To Wear To Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge:
- Old tennis shoe
- Older clothes that can get muddy (we like white because the mud shows well)
- Pull your hair up
- Sunglasses (stops the mud splashing in eyes)
What To Bring To Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge:
- Parking Money (ours was announced in the email)
- Bin for muddy clothes
- Clean clothes
- Shoes for after clean up
- Water, snacks, protein shakes, or lunch if you want
What Obstacles Are Like At Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge:
Most of the obstacles are fun for the kids and not completely physically challenging! All three of my kids did all the obstacles (minus Kylie in the water ones) and had fun doing it! There was staff monitoring the obstacles and cheering the kids (and parents) on. You can see my kid’s favorite obstacles in the video below!
My kids loved that they were able to donate their shoes to a local fundraiser. The fundraiser at ours was K9 for Kiley (service dog fundraiser)! They collected 390 pairs of shoes, which is almost $200 towards her service dog!
The hose off station was great for getting rid of a lot of the mud! We hosed off and then went back to the car to grab our towels to change.
Be sure to head on over-> here to see all their upcoming locations!! Have you done the Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge before? Did your kids like it?