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Kids Adventure Games Explodes onto the Mammoth Scene

Mammoth CA, -Registration is still open for the 2015 Kids Adventure Games™ (Kids A.G.) at Mammoth
Mountain Resort, the country’s premier adventure race for children ages 6 -14. The race is part of the newly
expanded eight-race series at ski resorts zn4aTNfIFw8YuJ6ii_a7NmhuyHdYoXRJSR0RW8mG-iQacross the country, which originated in Vail five years ago. The race
features teams of two navigating a mountain obstacle course. Modes of transport include mountain biking, hiking and running while maneuvering through zip lines, rope swings, cargo nets,

climbing walls, mud pits, a giant slip-n-slide and more.

The Kids Adventure Games emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and fun, for kids age 6-14. With Events in Colorado, Montana, Virginia, Utah, Idaho and two in California, The Kids Adventure Games has become an exceptional kid’s event with far-reaching, lifelong lessons for kids across the United States.

“The idea behind the Kids Adventure Games™ was to create an event that gets kids outside, without
technology, engaging with the outdoors, challenging themselves physically and emotionally,
and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line,” says Billy Mattison,
Kids A.G. Co-Founder, international adventure racer, and Race Director. “The race emphasizes teamwork,
problemsolving and overcoming obstacles.”
This child-centered event is about grit, resiliency, self-reliance, as well as teamwork. Whereas most races allow parents
to help and coach their kids, Kids A.G. mandates the course as a parent-free zone, keeping parents on the sidelines as cheerleaders. The exact race course is kept a secret until race day. Once kids receive their course map at the pre-race
meeting, they can only discuss plans of how to conquer the course with their teammate.
Parents are astounded at what their kids can accomplish. Summer Sanders, mother of two ages 6 and 8, whose kids
competed at Snowbird last summer said, “One hour and 59 minutes later, our muddy, sweaty, and smiling kids crossed
the Kids A.G. finish line full of pride, with just a few scratches. They were exhausted and yet so pumped about the
experience. Later we would learn that the Snowbird course was the most challenging that the organizers had ever put
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The event was last held at Squaw Valley in June 2015 and the Mammoth area is
looking forward to putting on a world-class event in August for kids and their
families.
At each Kids Adventure Games® event, adventure racers are invited to participate
in an optional clinic to sharpen their adventure skills and increase their
(and their parents’) confidence prior to the race. The skill-clinics are designed to
take kids of any age (6-14), gender, or athletic ability and prepare them for an outdoor multi-sport
event. Each of the clinics is run by our experienced clinic staff and features local experts that can really
help the kids prepare by building their confidence, their teamwork and exposing them to some of the
challenges of race day.  We keep it fun, friendly, and positive 🙂
Clinic Info: http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/clinics/
Event Registration Information:
Mammoth Mountain Event Details:
• Online registration and information available at www.kidsadventuregames.com
• Friday, August 21st, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Adventure racer check-in and optional skills clinic.
• Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Race Day
• Cost: $75 per person based on a team of two,
Click her to Register: https://kidsadventuregames.webconnex.com/mammoth_2015
About the Kids Adventure Games™: The Kids Adventure Games™ was co-founded in 2009 by
Hélène and Billy Mattison in Vail, Colorado. It is the only race of its kind in the nation. The goal is
to create a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids to gain problem solving skills while
navigating a mountain obstacle course. It offers kids the thrill of adventure racing while enhancing
teamwork skills, sportsmanship, and a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

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Charlie REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher

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