Healthy, Active Kids Starts With FUN!
When I wrote Ultimate Obstacle Race Training back in 2012, I sincerely had no idea what I was getting myself and my whole family into! Launching Mud Run Guide, creating OCR Warrior, and helping to develop the OCR World Championships has been a fanatical and fantastic blur over the last 5 years. (OMG it's been half a decade already!?) The very first race I helped to set up way back in late 2011 was a women's-only event called Lozilu Mud Run, and I was shocked how well an event could do that only catered to less than half (at that point) of the mud run market, and wondered aloud "why isn't there a kid's only event?"
In 2017, we tested out a few kid-centric events in our local area, and none of them really caught fire - it seemed to us that parents were less likely to spend upwards of $50 on an "obstacle dash" than they were to spend a similar amount on a traditional 5k, or themed fun run with flying color packets or bubbles. At the same time, Kristen and I were volunteering at our daughter's school during fundraisers that seemed rather light on actual fun and fitness - but the kicker for us was finding out how much of the money all the parents donated was actually going to the production company instead of the school! We were infuriated to learn that one of the production companies had set up nothing more than a run-around-in-a-circle-for-10-minutes "event" and walked away with 50% of the school's fundraising efforts - to the tune of nearly thirty thousand dollars. This money wasn't coming from some state budget or any sort of corporate sponsorship, these were dollars donated by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors for the benefit of the kids - yet half of all the money was going to an out of state company after producing a really sub-par event. With our experience putting on charity runs, marathons, and obstacle course races, I knew we could do much better and provide the kids with a lasting experience while also putting every possible penny into that they raised right back into the school. With that, Kristen and I developed ADV.FIT Kids!
School fundraising can be a huge hassle for faculty & Parent-Teacher Organizations, ADV.FIT has the turn-key solution to blow the doors off any of your current fundraisers in terms of fun for the kids, a big boost for fundraising, and a hassle-free engagement with your staff! ADV.FIT Kids! is a fun & challenging obstacle course designed for K-8 kids of all abilities featuring 10 obstacles, plenty of activity, and lots of smiles to go along with your kids' awesome feeling of accomplishment!
Most fundraisers take a huge portion of your PTO's hard-earned fundraising amounts to put on a boring run-in-a-circle "fun run" - ADV.FIT delivers an impressive course featuring obstacles that you'd see at a Warrior Dash-type event: crawling tubes, monkey bars, cargo nets, balance beams, and even a warped wall like the kids see on American Ninja Warrior! We offer a complete experience with soundsystem, music, water stations, course, a professional fitness author to motivate the kids, and more for a flat per-student fee!
How Does ADV.FIT Kids! Work?
We bring an entire obstacle course right to your school - 10 quality obstacles similar to what adults pay $100 or more to conquer at an OCR - and ADV.FIT handles all of the operations! Course design, setup, training volunteers, a full day of challenges for the kids (and teachers, PTO, and volunteers too!), teardown, & cleanup!
Fun & Challenging Obstacles
- Cargo Net Climb
- Hurdles & Over/Unders
- Low Net Crawl
- Monkey Bars
- 6' Cargo Net Walls
- 10' Tube Crawl
- High Knees
- Balance Beams
- Monster Warped Wall - the largest portable warped wall in Arizona!
Turn-Key Easy Operations
- Overnight course setup - ready for kids by 8am
- Quick teardown & cleanup - off-premises in as little as 3 hours
- Soundsystem & tunes to get the kids motivated and keep the excitement up all day
- Water station mid-course and at the end to cool the kids down
- Safe obstacles and No (planned) mud!
- We help train and position your volunteers & faculty to keep the kids on-track & safe
Price & Options
Prices start as low as $10 per student and you have a bunch of add-on options too:
- T-shirts as low as $4 per student
- Finisher's Medals as low as $3.50 per student
- Motivate the kids with a Worldwide-published fitness author
- Fundraising aids (flyers, posters, prizes, and more!)
- For a special price, we can even bring American Ninja Warrior, Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, Broken Skull Challenge, or other TV personalities to speak and perform for the kids!
Contact Us to get started on planning your school's most dynamic fundraiser ever!
Healthier Kids and Healthier Schools!
If you have kids or grandkids in valley schools, you probably have already done your part and contributed your fair share to class fundraisers, right? Would it infuriate you to know that a significant portion - sometimes as high as 50% of the proceeds - end up going to support the company putting on the fundraiser and NOT YOUR KIDS?
We're Brett & Kristen Stewart from ADV.FIT and we saw exactly that situation play out for multiple years with our daughter's school here in Phoenix, and decided to take action. We used our 10+ years of event experience to develop ADV.FIT Kids! a fun & challenging course with 10 obstacles that's not only much more exciting, adventurous, and engaging for the kids, we also put more money back into your school by charging a flat fee that is significantly less than all other fundraising options! In some instances 100% of the funds raised goes right to the kids, not some national organization!
As Phoenix residents, ADV.FIT Kids! can launch an event in as little as one month - our daughter's school in North Phoenix raised an astounding $40,000 in less than 3 weeks with our program!
If you're parents like us, grandparents, a PTO member, or faculty at an Phoenix school who wants to see more of their fundraising dollars benefitting students, contact us and we'll follow up with the school on your behalf. You can also use the icons below to forward or share this message to help your friends' kids too!
Together, we can build a brighter future for our kids' schools and give them an exciting day of adventure fitness in the process - thanks!
Brett & Kristen Stewart - ADV.FIT