Family-Friendly Fun & Messy Obstacle Courses & Races in New Jersey 2017
There are a number of different obstacle course-type races for adults. Many of these fun and dirty races have a kids zone that let the kids join the fun with a smaller version of the course.
We specifically looked for obstacle course and just messy races that allow the parents and kids to do the race TOGETHER at the same time.
Here are some events in New Jersey that you and the kids can do together. Time to get dirty!
Your First Mud Run
Your First Mud Run is designed so both parents and kids can run together. Courses are 1.5 - 2 miles and includes 10 - 16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids. Anyone 6 years old and up can participate.
April 30 - Parsippany (Morris County)
May 27 - Garfield (Bergen County)
June 4 - South Plainfield (Middlesex County)
July 29 - Wildwood (Cape May County)
August 6 - Garret Mountain (Passaic County)
South New Jersey Goliathon
June 3 - Mullica Hill (Gloucester County)
Kids 10 years and older can join in this mission at the Gloucester County Fairgrounds. This is an obstacle challenge developed to bring aid to those in need around the world.
HappyFest Obstacle Course & Festival
The one and only all-ages, all-abilities, wheelchair accessible, family fun obstacle course run & festival in New Jersey.
June 17 - Englishtown (Monmouth County)
Raiders of the Lost Park Mud Run
The Raiders of the Lost Park encourages individuals and families to get out and achieve something awesome! The event is open to children as young as 6 years! Obstacles are all designed to be fun - like a running through a giant people sized car wash or going down a huge foam slip and slide at the finish line!
June 17 - Budd Lake (Morris County)
Color Vibe 5K
At the Color Vibe 5k run, YOU are the color canvas, and when you’re finished with us you’ll be an exciting and vivid masterpiece. Kids welcome! Kids 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult!
May 13 - Tinton Falls/Jersey Shore (Monmouth County)
June 17 - Morris Plains (Morris County)
Aug 13 - Elizabeth (Untion County)
TBD - Atlantic City (Atlantic County)
TBD - Millville (Cumberland County)
Photo credit Your First Mud Run.
Updated March 2017