Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1st, 2016 – Big Bear Mountain Resorts and Kids Adventure Games have teamed up to bring an all- new and exciting athletic event to Big Bear Valley September 3-4, 2016.

Kids Adventure Games offers children ages 6–14 an opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. Kids learn teamwork skills, have fun and build confidence in a one-of- a-kind outdoor experience created just for them. During the race, teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of sports and problem- solving challenges before crossing the finish line. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n- Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.

Participants are encouraged to practice before the big day. The Kids Adventure Games instructors will offer an optional activity for all participants, offered Friday afternoon.

All kids will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the race during the after race celebration and awards ceremony. Awards will be given to top teams in each age category, as well as special awards for sportsmanship, spirit and environmental consciousness. The party will conclude with a prize raffle for all participants.  Times are subject to change. Awards will occur within 20 minutes of the last team crossing the finish line.

For a limited time sign up online (BearMountain) by using code BEAR16 to save $30 on a team entry. A coupon is also available at bigbearchamber.  A portion of proceeds from entries will benefit the Bear Valley Unified School District.

Find even more thrill, adventure and family fun by taking on the Mammoth/Bear Challenge and racing in another round of outdoor obstacles at Mammoth on Aug. 26. Teams will receive a special commemorative medal for finishing both Kids Adventure Games, plus a discounted entry.  Sign up now for the Mammoth Kids Adventure Games and instantly receive $50 off a team entry at the Big Bear Kids Adventure Games.

If you are an enthusiastic parent or an active member of the community, consider volunteering during the event. Volunteers help corral kids, marshal the course and make the event a true community effort. Volunteers are needed from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on race day. Registration is coming soon.

Bear Mountain is at 43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. For more information, visit the website kidsadventuregames.