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GNAR Kid's Adventure Race

Sun May 5, 2019 Hendersonville, NC 28739 US Directions


Competitive Without Bike

1:00PM EDT - 1:40PM EDT

Noncompetitive Without Bike

1:45PM EDT - 2:10PM EDT

Competitive With Bike

2:15PM EDT - 3:10PM EDT

Noncompetitive With Bike

3:15PM EDT - 3:35PM EDT


Camp Ton-A-Wandah
300 W Ton A Wandah Rd
Hendersonville, NC US 28739


The 8th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages five through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing (adults too). Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home.

The GNAR benefits the many learning programs offered at The Mountain Community School including Learning Through Expeditions. Learning Through Expeditions is a project-based learning curriculum where students engage in interdisciplinary, in-depth study of compelling topics, in groups and in their community. Math, literature, science, and art are explored in each expedition and students showcase their work for family and peers. 

NEW for 2019! The past several years we have had a non-competitive category with a bike and without a bike and a Competitive Category WITH a bike. Our participants have asked for a COMPETITIVE category WITHOUT bike... so we have added this NEW category for the 2019 event!

The GNAR even has a costume contest! You heard it right, pick a super fun, awesome name for your team when you register online. Then create your best costume to go along with your team name for a chance to win! Winners will be selected and announced at the race.

GNAR OFFERS BOTH A NON-COMPETITIVE and a COMPETITIVE category (with and without the mountain biking section). This will allow ALL kids/adults with and without mountain bikes to participate in the event! The non-competitive category will NOT be a timed event, but all participants will receive a finisher medal. The competitive categories are both timed events with overall awards for the winners. 

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GNAR participants who register online by April 23rd are guaranteed a super comfy race shirt for FREE! After the 23rd, shirts will be available (in limited sizes and quantities) on a first-come, first serve basis online for $10.

Get 'em while they last!


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