Gardner Grind Adventure Race

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Good morning Gardner Grind participants! 
We plan to move forward with the race this morning, but we will be pushing all start times back one hour. Please note, no races will begin before 9:00 a.m. due to the weather (lightning) in the area. If you were signed up for the 8:00 a.m. heat, your new start time will tentatively be 9:00 a.m., and so on. If this new time does not work for you, please still come when you can, there just might be a little wait. Please watch our Facebook page and check the weather hotline 913-543-5305 for any changes.


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.


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 two 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 or 9:00 am
Fee   $20.00 per participant April 12- July 26  (Register early for best rate!)

  $25.00 per participant July 27- August 15
    $30.00 per participant day of (August 17)  *Cash or check only on race day!*
Age   7 and Older
Location    Celebration Park- 32501 W. 159th St., Gardner, KS 66030  
Registration Deadline   July 26 - for early bird price and t-shirt guarantee.
    August 15 - last day to register online.
    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 26 to receive a t-shirt on race-day.  Registrations after
    July 26 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
Register Online      Registration to open Friday, April 12!
Registration Form   Gardner Grind Registration Form (PDF)                  
     2019 Sponsors
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