Can you finish the Essity Tough Kid Challenge?
What is the Essity Fox Valley Tough Kid Challenge?
The Essity Fox Valley Tough Kid Challenge is an Obstacle Course event. Last year the course was slightly over 2 miles and featured 26 obstacles that challenged the agility and strength of our participants. This year the course will be of similar distance with many of the same obstacles, plus a few new obstacles. The event is open to kids age 6 to 13 years of age. Cost of the event is $10 per participant. Parents can go with child for free. After September 15th, the cost will increase to $12 per participant.
The event will be held at Highlands Elementary School, 2037 N. Elinor St. Appleton, WI 54914.
The date of the event is Saturday, October 7th, 2017. The first wave of participants will start at 9:00 am. Registrants will be able to choose their starting time by which wave they sign up for during registration. Your starting wave will be entitled "Preferred Start Time." Starting waves will send participants onto the course every 15 minutes with the last wave starting at 1:45 pm. Each wave will be limited to 100 participants with participants being sent out every 1 minutes starting with the 13 year old participants and their friends and family. 12 year old participants will be sent out next and so on until that wave has had everyone sent out. The total participation for this event will be capped at 1500 youth participants plus the adults going with them. Due to the success of last year's event, we are anticipating this year's event to fill up fast. To assure participants getting the starting wave they want, early sign up is encouraged.
This is a fundraising event. Money raised will be placed in two grants. One grant is available to the Appleton Area School District's physical education departments. These grants will be awarded to encourage innovative physical education program.
The other grant is part of the Education For Healthy Kids Institute which is sponsored by the Appleton Area School District. This money is awarded to any school district who participates in the Education For Healthy Kids Institute and applies for a grant which promotes healthy initiatives in their schools.