Young Lions OCR™ is an EPIC ninja warrior style obstacle course event for youth.
Run, jump, crawl, climb, and swing through our amazingly fun and challenging obstacles. We are bringing the next generation of obstacle course racers into the #CTGfamily of events. Each course will be around 1.25 miles long and feature 10 signature Conquer Youth™ obstacles.
Waves will start in 20 minute increments throughout the event, beginning at 9am. You choose your wave time when you register on the signup page for your city's event. Go to the EVENTS tab to choose a city and signup! Waves are not age group specific. Our obstacles have separate lanes for the taller, older children and for the younger, smaller children. Adults are always welcome to run alongside their children to assist and take photos!
All participants will receive a glow-in-the-dark finisher’s medal, a Conquer Youth™ drawstring bag, a Finisher's wristband, a Young Lions OCR™ magnet, and a water at the finish line as well as FREE race photos the week after the event. We’ll also be giving out free stuff from our sponsors! Race swag must be picked up at the event, if you cannot make the event, you will not receive your swag. You may transfer your registration to someone else.
food & entertainment
We will try to have food, drinks, and water for sale at every event. Feel free to bring your own, but there is NO alcohol allowed on site at the events. We'll have giveaways, contests, and games throughout the day as well.
Bring your family and friends along to join in the fun! It's FREE to spectate. You can check out the entire course, just please remain off the running trail and out of the way of the runners, volunteers, staff, and medics.
WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend closed-toed running shoes for all in attendance. Young Lions™ should wear comfortable, outside clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty. Pack a towel, plastic bag, and change of clothes.
Young Lions under 14 MUST be accompanied to the event by an adult (18+). All Young Lions™ must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the course. Parents/Adults may accompany their children through the obstacle course to assist and take photos, but are not required to do so.
We do not allow alcohol, guns, knives, or weapons of any kind on the event site.
You acknowledge that participating in Conquer Youth, Young Lions OCR™ carries with it certain inherent risks involved in any obstacle course, and accept the risks associated therewith.
Please comply with all directions given by the staff, directors, and medical professionals. Any uncooperative participants or spectators will be removed from the event.
You must be able to complete the course without harming yourself or others.
You agree that pictures and videos of you and your Young Lions™ may be used for future promotional purposes.
Participants must be 5 years of age and under the age of 18 on the day of the race in order to be permitted to run.
No Motor Vehicles or other wheeled devices such as skateboards, bicycles, or roller blades on the course.
Conquer Youth™ personnel or staff may remove any participant who is breaking these rules, cheating, threatening harm to himself or others, or for other misconduct.
Conquer Youth™ personnel or staff may examine and remove any participant or spectator who appears to be injured.
There will be restrooms on site, use them. Please do not relieve yourself in any other location.
We reserve the right to delay, alter, postpone, transfer, or cancel the race in the event of severe or extreme weather, natural or man-made disaster, war or threat of war, lack of adequate participant interest, or otherwise. We will do everything in our power to reschedule it, likely for the following day or weekend in the event of weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
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Young Lions Obstacles
CAN I GET A REFUND?
No. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event. We reserve the right to alter the event time, date, and location when circumstances require. If we cancel an event entirely, we will provide refunds to all registrants.
If you have registered for an event and you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to someone else. You may also transfer your registration to a future event free of charge. This transfer must be done before the day of the original race you signed up for.
CAN I CHANGE MY WAVE TIME?
Yes, you may change your wave time. You may only switch into a wave time that still has open slots. To change your wave time, email us at email@example.com and let us know the city of your event and what wave you were in and have wave you want to switch into. The deadline to change your wave time by email is 2 days before the event. If you wait until race day to change your wave time, there will be a $10 fee to change into an earlier time slot. You can always show up and run in a later wave than you were signed up for free of charge.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes, you may transfer your registration to another individual. To transfer your registration, send us an email and we’ll get you squared away. You may also transfer your registration on race day, just have the transferee give us your name and birthday at registration, you do not have to be present.
CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT?
Yes, you may transfer your registration to any future event. This change must be made before the date of your original race. To transfer your registration, send us an email and we’ll get you squared away.
IS THERE CHIP TIMING OR A COMPETITIVE WAVE?
No, there will be no timing chips or competitive wave. We will have an official timing clock at the Start/Finish line so you can check your time and compete with your friends!
DO CONQUER THE GAUNTLET CREDITS WORK HERE?
Conquer The Gauntlet™ and Conquer Youth™ are separate entities and separate events. If you volunteered or signed up or won something at one of the events, it is NOT applicable at the other. The email for CTG is firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH?
Yes, your family and friends are more than welcome to come and watch the race. Spectating is FREE! Spectators will need to stay off the course and out of the way of runners.
CAN I SKIP AN OBSTACLE IF I DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE COMPLETING IT?
Yes, you may skip any obstacle that you don’t feel comfortable completing. Be safe. Have fun. Our obstacles are designed with lanes for Young Lions™ both large and small.
IS THERE ANY SWIMMING?
No. There is absolutely no swimming. This is a ninja-style obstacle course, it is not meant to have large amounts of water or mud elements, although you will get dirty!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will definitely be getting a little dirty. Young Lions™ should wear comfortable, outside clothes that can get dirty and closed toed running shoes that can get dirty as well. We suggest bringing a change of clothes/shoes, towel, and a plastic bag.
WHAT IF I CAN’T COME ON RACE DAY?
You may transfer your registration to another person online until registration closes or on race day by giving the person your name and birthday and having them fill out the transfer form. You may also transfer your registration to a future event free of charge. This transfer must be done before the day of the original race you were signed up for. You should make sure you will be able to attend the event before purchasing your registration, just like you would for a concert or sporting event. There will be no refunds for not being able to attend.
IS THIS AN OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ QUALIFYING RACE?
No. This event is not currently an OCRWC™ Qualifier. Our adult event Conquer The Gauntlet™ is an OCRWC™ Qualifier.
HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO THE KIDS COURSE AT CTG?
Conquer Youth, Young Lions OCR™will be a 3k with 10 awesome obstacles. All participants will receive a finishers medal, drawstring bag, wristband, water, and free race photos as well as other swag. We will still have the Youth course at the Conquer The Gauntlet™events, which is about a half mile with 5-7 obstacles. The Youth course at Conquer The Gauntlet™is $20 at the race (no online registration) and participants will receive a medal and wristband. Registrations from this event do not carry over to the Youth course at Conquer The Gauntlet™.
WHAT KIND OF AWARD DO I GET FOR WINNING OR EVEN COMPLETING THE RACE?
There is no competitive wave or podium awards. All participants will receive finishers swag.
WHAT’S THE FOOD AND DRINK SITUATION?
We always try to have a food vendor at the event selling BBQ, burgers, or the like. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages, however, no alcohol please.
CAN WE SIGNUP AS A TEAM?
Yes! We love when groups run together. To run as a group, have all of your members sign-up for the same wave time or complete the group registration form. Email us for a group rate!
WILL THERE BE PHOTOS AVAILABLE FROM THE RACE?
Yes, there will be photographers placed throughout the course to take pictures of each individual runner. These pictures will be made available after the race for you to download free of charge. Keep in mind, these are action shots, so it’s possible they won’t always catch the perfect picture, but that probably means you are having a blast on the course. We do not take the photographs. A third party is contracted to perform this service, and you must search for your own photos. You will need to contact them with any questions you have.
ARE THERE ANY PERKS FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Yes! If you volunteer for a full shift your child may run the race free of charge! Spaces are limited. To find out more details here.