Kids Ninja Charity Challenge

The Kids Ninja Family Challenge is an obstacle course race event for families in Loveland, Ohio which benefits the NEST Community Learning Center.

About Kids Ninja Family Challenge 

Our Kids Ninja Family Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 1st from 9am-4pm at Symmes Township Park.  This fundraiser, benefiting NEST Community Learning Center, is a FUN obstacle course for families.  This is a team-building event meant to foster a spirit of collaboration in overcoming challenges together! FAMILIES will navigate the course, relying on each other to successfully cross the finish line; no one can be left behind! At least one parent must participate.  

The event will be COVID Compliant. 

Families will receive a goodie bag for participating!

Cost: 1st child – $25.00; each additional sibling – $20.00,  PARENTS ARE FREE



  • Reduced price from previous years 
  • Sibling discount
  • Families participating together
  • Each family will be able to choose their time slot based on the families’ schedules 
  • Untimed event
  • Awards given for:
    • Most Fundraising Dollars
    • Most Creative Costumes
    • Wackiest Costumes

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.’s)

1. What time will I race?

This year you are able to pick your race time. Your family will compete at the specific time your family chose.   Families are asked to arrive at Symmes Township Park 30 minutes prior to their race start time. It will take time to park, walk over and check-in. 

 2.  Will the race still happen if it is raining?

The race will run regardless of the weather. However, in the case of extreme weather, the race may be canceled, postponed or rescheduled, especially if the obstacles become unsafe for participants.  Our rain date, if necessary, is Sunday, May 2nd.  Please follow the NINJA Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter for up-to-date information on the event.

3.  What about pre-school age Ninjas who are too young to race?

Pre-school children can tag-along with your family but the obstacles will not be age appropriate for them. 

4.  Do you have a refund policy?

The race fee per participant is NON-refundable.  However, please remember that 100% of what is raised stays here locally to help NEST Community Learning Center.  NEST CLC provides healthy snacks, organized outdoor physical activities, homework help and targeted tutoring for many of the almost 800 low-income students in our “own backyard”.

5. How will the obstacles work since we are participating as a family?

           At each obstacle, your family will choose two family members to conquer that obstacle. We encourage you to mix up who participates based on their abilities.  Of course, this is totally up to the   family on which family members participate at each obstacle. 

6. When will we know who the winners are?

Since we are having families participate together with different age children/levels  the event will be UNTIMED. 

7.  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 during the event.

8. How long will it take to finish the course?

This is hard to answer.  Finishing times depend on each families ages, physical ability and ability to work well as a team. Most teams will finish within 30 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.

9. What should I bring to Kids Ninja Family Challenge?

Please bring a reusable water bottle! There will be food vendors on-site, so we recommend packing some cash, too!

10.  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 for them.  Each family will have up to 2 times to complete each obstacle.  If they do not complete the obstacle, they will scratch that obstacle and continue the course.

11. How hard is the course?

The NEST Kids Ninja Family 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.

12.  What should I wear?

You can wear your race t-shirt if purchased or a shirt of your choice.  Costumes are encouraged! 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 dirty.  Athletic clothes including running shoes are a must!

13.  How many obstacles will there be?

           Ten to Twelve

14.  Do spectators have to pay?

Due to COVID, no spectators allowed this year.

15.  What do I get when I run?

Each family will receive a goodie bag.

16.  I left something at the run, where can I find my lost items?

Please contact the Ninja Team at

Families overcoming challenges for kids!  We appreciate your support of our FUNdraiser! Please email us at, if you have any other questions.



April 2020