Gardner Grind Adventure Race

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Do you have what it takes to complete the Gardner Grind?  On Saturday, August 17, Gardner Parks and Recreation will host an adventure race at Celebration Park.  On the trail around the west side of the park there will be obstacles, water challenges and of course...mud!! Expect to get dirty and have a great time!  The race is one mile long and there will be 14-15 challenges along the way.  In addition to the race, there will be music and snacks available to all.  Each participant will receive a t-shirt.  Wear a costume if you'd like...there will be a costume contest with a winner every hour.  The ages for the race are 7 to 107 years old!  The first heat will go off at 8:00 a.m. that morning and anywhere from 2-3 heats will go off per hour.  When registering, participants will choose one of the following race times:

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Participants are encouraged to enroll early. Families, groups and individuals are all welcome to sign up! 

Please note:  When registering online, search "Gardner Grind" and the above three race times will appear.

 ***PACKET PICK UP: Packet pick-up will be held on site right after each heat at the race. 

Date   Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time   8:00, 9:00 or 10:00 a.m.
Fee   $20.00 per participant prior to July 20  (Register early for best rate!)

  $25.00 per participant July 21- August 16
    $30.00 per participant day of (August 17) 
Age   7 and Older
Location    Celebration Park- 32501 W. 159th St., Gardner, KS 66030  
Registration Deadline   August 15- for online registration
    August 16- last day to register in person at City Hall. 
    August 17- Registration will be available on race-day however pre-registration
    is encouraged.  Race-day registration is cash or check only.  Please make
    checks payable to City of Gardner. 
    Register by July 20 to receive a t-shirt on race-day.  Registrations after
    July 20 are not guaranteed a t-shirt- they will be available on a
    first-come first-served basis.
Register Online      Registration to open early Spring 2019!

Be an event sponsor!  Contact Amy Craft at 913-856-0936 or at

2018 Sponsors


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