Everwood Day Camp is very excited to team up with Extreme Field Day to bring an exciting and challenging obstacle race for kids here at Everwood on Sunday April 13, 2014. Many of you may have questions about what this program is and if it is right for your child. Check out these answers to Extreme Field Day FAQs! Hopefully, you will be as impressed and excited about this opportunity as we are!
A: Extreme Field Day is an obstacle course race series designed for children ages 4-13. Children will be running, climbing, carrying objects, and getting dirty.
Q: Who started Extreme Field Day?
A: Extreme Field day was started by Theresa Hickey. She is a mother of four and a former employee of one of the largest and most successful obstacle course race companies in the world. She does not work alone. The staff at Extreme Field day for kids consists of obstacle course racing athletes, obstacle course designers, construction professionals, sales and marketing professionals, and caring parents.
Q: What is the philosophy of Extreme Field Day?
A: The staff at Extreme Field Day share a core belief that it is important to bring creative, fun, mentally and physically challenging experiences to our children. Extreme Field Day is dedicated to the advancement of obstacle course race events for children that will inspire a lifetime of fitness and healthy choices.
Q: Why is this so important to the people at Extreme Field Day?
A: Teresa says… “We want to educate parents and children on the importance of healthy food and exercise choices. These healthy choices will be the driving force behind avoiding diseases and health problems that are associated with childhood obesity. We want children to get back to the playground and off the playstation for at least 60 minutes a day. We believe that our child athletes achieve a sense of confidence, independence, and joy that they can call their own when they cross the finish line at one of our events.”
A: The cost is $29 per child. They receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt at the end of the race. The children are divided into heats based on their age.
Q: How do I sign-up?
A: Please visit http://extremefielddayforkids.com/spring-event/. All the information you need is there. There are also links with contact information if you still have more questions.
Please come join us on April 13th for a fun filled event for the whole family. There will vendors and activities as well as the race. Hope to see you there!