Obstacle Races for Kids

Obstacle races for kids in Brisbane

If you’re a tough mudder fan, chances are your kids have been pleading with you to get in on the action too. Well, their time has come. Check out these obstacle races for kids and families that will be hitting Brisbane and South-East Queensland in 2017.

Little Big Dash

9 July 2017

Limestone Park – 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich Q 4305

A 3km course with 10 obstacles for kids between the ages of 5- 15 years. Create memories and have a laugh while you tackle the Rumble Tumble Tower, Bubble Blast, Donut Dash, or Footy Frenzy obstacles together. Enter your family teams of 2 – 6 members.

Stick around afterwards for the village expo and a free Weet-Bix brekkie.

All participants will receive a free cap and t-shirt.


Obstacle races for kids in Brisbane


22 & 23 July 2017

Ipswich Racecourse – 219 Brisbane Road, Bundamba Q 4304

Run by Operation Blackhawk, the Kiddyhawk obstacle mud run has been designed as a mini version of the adult’s Battlefield Challenge held the same weekend. The 2km course provides an exciting and challenging experience for kids 3 – 13 years old. Wave starts are staggered throughout the weekend and you can choose your start time when you book at the link below.

Operation Blackhawk partners with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) for their events, so set up a fundraising page to raise money for a worthy cause.



10 September 2017

Sirromet Winery – 850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton Q 4165

With obstacles made from inflatables including the 40-metre-long ‘Big Bopper’, Obstacool promises an epic course for kids. Run on the same date as Miss Muddy, a popular women’s mud run, kids from 4 – 12 years can test themselves on the Obstacool course. There will be climbing walls, balance beams, pyramids, and rope climbs. The kids may even see some snow. No ‘fun run’ is complete without some bling, so all participants receive a medal after completing the course.

For the serious obstacle racers, there’s even a training guide available to download from the website.


Obstacle races for kids in Brisbane

YMCA Rat Race

15 October 2017

Captain Burke Park (Under the Story Bridge) – 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point Q 4169

Coming into its second year, the Rat Race is an event for ages 7+ which raises money for the YMCA School’s Breakfast Program. There’s no better way to support the community while burning energy and having a ball with your friends, workmates, or kids.

Anyone aged 13+ can tackle the long course with teams of 2, 3 or 4. This course covers 8km and has 14 obstacles. Your mission will be to protect and carry an inflatable piece of cheese while pest patrols try to take it from you.

A family race has also been introduced for this years’ event. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 with children aged between 7 – 12 and at least 1 adult can enter. This course is 4km with 6 obstacles.


Kryptonite Challenge

4 & 5 November 2017

Toowoomba Showgrounds – Frank Thomas Avenue, Glenvale Q 4350

The organisers describe this event as an extreme hardcore military style obstacle course. You will need to be 13+ to participate and you can choose the 7km or 12km course. With over 40 challenging obstacles, you will need to work together with your team mates to make it through.

All participants receive a headband and undies at registration and a medal when they complete the course. Kryptonite Challenge supports the Toowoomba and Ipswich Hospice.

There will be food and live music over the weekend as well as camping facilities available.


Why not make the most of Brisbane’s incredible weather and get out into the great outdoors with some Kayaking in Brisbane with Kids or you could even Cycle or walk the Riverwalk between New Farm and Brisbane CBD.

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