JUNE 28-30, 2019

North Lake Tahoe adventure racers will be treated to an all-new adventure course this year. The 2019 Kids Adventure Games will be hosted at Northstar Resort in Truckee, CA. This new venue will provide a fresh, exciting new experience to new and old adventures alike!

Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a multi-discipline obstacle adventure race, where kids, in teams of 2, compete together on bike, in water and on foot through a unique 2.5-4 mile adventure course featuring up to 15 man made and natural obstacles.





  • Entry for 1 team (2 participants)

  • Finisher medal for each participant (2 medals)

  • Official athlete t-shirt for each participant (2 shirts)

  • Swag bag for each participant with goodies from our sponsors (2 swag bags)

  • Chance to win prizes as top 3 finisher in each age group (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14) and category (boys, girls, coed)

  • Chance to win specialty award for SPORTSMANSHIP, TEAM SPIRIT or ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS

Saturday June 29

AGES 10-14

Open to 180 teams

- Sold out -



  • Approximately 3 miles with 10-12 obstacles

  • Ages 12-14 all experience levels

  • Ages 10-11 all experience levels

  • 3 Wave times

    • 9:00 AM (Competitive)

    • 10:30 AM

    • 12:00 PM

  • Racers are released 2 teams at a time in 2 minute intervals to reduce course back ups

Sunday june 30


Open to 180 teams

- Sold out -

- Sold out -


  • Approximately 2.5 miles with 10-12 obstacles

  • Ages 8-9 all experience levels

  • Ages 6-7 all experience levels

  • OPEN - ages of the teammates span multiple years (i.e. 7 & 12-year-old). No prizes will be awarded in this category

  • 3 Wave times

    • 9:00 AM (Competitive)

    • 10:30 AM

    • 12:00 PM

  • Racers are released 2 teams at a time in 2 minute intervals to reduce course back ups

The Northstar Kids Adventure Games starts and finishes at Mid-Mountain near the Big Springs Lodge. This requires a short hike or lift ride up to mid-mountain. Anyone using the gondola will need a lift ticket. All participants receive one (1) that was included in their registration fee, as well as one (1) additional ticket for a parent or spectator to accompany them on the gondola. These will only be good for one (1) use. Additional tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate at the Season Pass Office.
·       1-day lift ticket: $12
·       2-day lift ticket: $20
·       3-day lift ticket: $24
If you are a 19/20 Epic Season Pass holder you will have complimentary access to the gondola. Please allow 10 minutes to get to the race start using Big Springs Gondola. Complimentary access to the event site is also available through a 1-mile, mildly-inclined hiking trail.


Friday june 28


$60/per Child

Clinics are open to all participants, and are designed to help kids learn the needed skills for the race and reduces intimidation for kids and parents alike. Each clinic is taught by local experts in a friendly positive environment.

  • Skills taught include:

    • Adventure Racing 101

    • Climbing and Rope Skills

    • Mountain Biking Skills

    • Team Building

  • Open to all ages

  • Available sessions

    • Friday 8AM-12PM

    • Friday 1PM-5PM

Looking for more ways to prep for the Kids Adventure Games? Northstar’s Kids Adventure Club will host “Adventure Race Week” June 24-27th. This outdoor-focused day camp will include training this week for many of the skills required for the Kids Adventure Games: mountain bike skills, rock climbing, hiking, and more. Sign up for one day or the whole week. Where do I sign up? Pre-register by phone at 1-800-GO-NORTH, or in person at the Season Pass Office.



There are a variety of positions available to volunteer for during this event. Including, obstacle help, course marshals, transition areas, and start/finish help. Parents who volunteer may be eligible to receive a partial discounted refund on their child’s registration when volunteering. Contact us to learn more.

Have a group? Groups of 10 or more may be eligible to receive a donation in their organizations’ name from the Kids Adventure Games.


Each team member must have the following gear. All items to be provided by participants and carried the entire race, with the exception of a climbing harness and life jacket, which will be provided by race organizers. Please mark your gear with your name and phone number.

  1. (Mountain) Bike with knobby tires in good working order. Please check tire pressure, brakes and make sure saddles are at the correct height.

  2. Bike Helmet

  3. Bike Gloves

  4. Shorts

  5. Rain Jacket

  6. Socks, Sturdy Athletic Shoes

  7. Water (Minimum of 10 oz.)

  8. Small Back Pack or Hydration Pack

  9. Small Snack

  10. First Aid Kit: small Ziploc bag with some wet wipes, band aids, white tape, Neosporin

  11. Climbing Harness (Optional)


Please read all email communication that is sent out, which will contain start lists, important updates and last minute reminders.

  • All participants will need to sign a waiver on site or prior to arriving

  • Plan on arriving 1 hour prior to your wave (9:00am, 10:30AM, 12:00PM) start time. Mandatory athlete meeting occurs 30 minutes before your wave start

  • Race bibs, provided at check in, should be pinned to the front of athlete’s shirt

  • Spectators are welcome to watch anywhere on the course, please note some course sections may require traversing some treacherous terrain

  • We ask that parents allow their children to work together to problem solve all obstacles without assistance. Feel free to cheer and encourage, but refrain from physically helping


Northstar California Resort
5001 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161


Cancelation Policy

A participant can withdraw from the Event up to and until 11:59pm 60 days prior to the running of the Event they are registered in. A $25 cancellation fee will apply (i.e. I will be returned the entry fee paid by me less $25). Should I wish to withdraw from an event from 12.00am within 60 Days prior to the registered Event onwards for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons), there is no refund of any portion of my entry fee. Participants must formally request a refund by completing the cancelation form found on the website. 


The race will take place rain or shine. In the event there is dangerous inclement weather or lightning in the area, the Race Director will make the appropriate call to delay or cancel the race. No refunds will be given if the race is cancelled due to weather.



Northstar California Resort is a multi-season destination offering effortless family adventure. During the winter months, Northstar California is home to meticulously groomed runs, award-winning terrain parks and alpine activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. During the Summer, Northstars lifts keep spining for lift-served hiking and Bike Park. The Village at Northstar features boutique shopping, elevated dining experiences, a year-round outdoor skating rink, conference centers, movie theatre, alpine-chic lodging and more. Northstar California is located on Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information visit


Special lodging rates will be available at select Northstar California resorts. Your kids will need a good night’s rest after a day of racing around the mountain. Valid Friday June 28, 2019 thru Monday July 1, 2019. See details at the link below.

Lodging Packages

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