Kids Ninja Challenge FAQ


NEST Community Learning Center Presents: Kids Helping Kids overcome obstacles! Come compete with friends at our GIANT Ninja Obstacle Course!   

Enjoy this fun obstacle course with two of your friends! Top 3 teams from each age group receive medals.  Ribbons and finish line treats for all who complete the course!



If you are signed up already ... PACKET PICK UP is Saturday October 7th, 9am-12pm at Symmes Township Park in the parking lot next to the baseball field. We will set up shade tents and tables and hand out our packets.  Participants must have waivers completed by parent or guardian.  Anyone who cannot make this time may stop by the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance office the following Mon-Fri during office hours (9-5pm) to pick up their packet. 

You must register as a team and all team members must be in the same age group.

1. What if I want to run the course more than once?
We would love for you to run our obstacle challenge as many times as you want! After the official race is concluded we will have an open obstacle hour. Parents are welcome to join in the fun, as well as siblings who did not compete. There will be a $5 per person or $20 per family, paid on site, and a waiver must be signed prior to using the course.
2. Do you have a refund Policy?
The race fee per participant is not refundable.  Please remember that 100% of what is raised stays here locally to help NEST Community Learning Center.  NEST CLC provides healthy meals, snacks, organized outdoor physical activities, homework help and targeted tutoring for many of the almost 1000 low income students in our “own backyard”.

3. Is there a time limit?
There’s no time limit. We want all participants to finish the course in a time that is safe and comfortable to them!
4. How hard is the course?

The Nest Kids Ninja Charity Challenge is after all, a challenge. But it is also constructed to be safe for all ages and skill levels. You might find some obstacles challenging and others a piece of cake.
5. Can I follow my kids on the course?

Absolutely! In fact, parents who would like to watch their kids up close can accompany them on the course for FREE – but may not give assistance. Waivers must be signed.
6. What if I get hurt?

Our course is designed with safety as the number one priority. However, in the event an injury occurs, there will be a medical station onsite at the event.
7. How long will it take to finish the course?
This is hard to answer.  Finishing times depends on each teams age, physical ability and ability to work well as a team. Most teams will finish within 45 minutes. As a reminder, no one on your team can be left behind at an obstacle, you must stick together and help each other finish the course.

 8. What should I bring to Nest Kids Ninja Amazing Race?
Please bring your electronic or paper ticket confirmation, a change of clothes and shoes, and a reusable water bottle! There will be event merchandise and vendors onsite selling some tasty treats, so we recommend packing some cash, too!

9. What should I wear?
You will be running. You will be climbing. You will be crawling. So wear comfortable clothing that you can sweat in and don’t mind getting wet/dirty. Athletic clothes including running shoes are a must!  Bringing a towel would be a good idea!

10. Do spectators have to pay?
No, spectators at Nest Kids Ninja Amazing Race are welcome for FREE!
11. What do I get when I run?
After crossing the finish line, the 1st place team from each age group receive a prize and the top three teams from each age group will receive a medal.  All participants will receive a ribbon celebrating the completion of the course, water, a finish line snack, and - of course - bragging rights!
12. Will the race still happen if it is raining?
This race will run regardless of the weather. More rain simply means more mud and more fun! However, in the case of extreme weather events, the race may be canceled, postponed, or rescheduled, especially if the obstacles become unsafe for runners.  Our rain date, if necessary is Sunday, October 15th.  Please follow the NEST Facebook page for up to date info on event.
13. What does race day look like?
When you arrive at Nest Kids Ninja Amazing Race, start by heading to the registration tent to check in and get your race wristband and information. Once you’ve checked-in, hang around and participate in our activities or check out our merchandise tent while waiting for your start time to be called.
After you run the course, you will receive a medal and or ribbon, water, and a finish line snack for your hard work. You can participate in our activities, visit with our sponsors and vendors, watch other participants, or pay the $5.00/$20 re-run fee to run again.
 *** As a reminder, you should have already received your T-Shirt and your race number when you picked up your official Race Packet one week prior to the event.  (Time and Place of packet pickup: TBA, follow NEST CLC on Facebook or check website

14. I need registration help!
If you are experiencing registration issues, please contact: Emily Moran-
15. I left something at the run – where can I find my lost items?

Please contact:  Emily Moran-