• May 23, 2013 News Release - Family Scramble adventure race at Ritter Springs Saturday, June 15
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Family Scramble adventure race at Ritter Springs Saturday, June 15; register by June 9


Springfield, MO, May 23, 2013 News Release - The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts the annual Family Scramble Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m., at Ritter Springs Park, 3683 W Farm Road 92, Springfield.

The event involves either a two-person team (one adult and one youth) or a three- or four-person team (no more than two adults) which will participate in an Amazing Race-style competition. Kids must be age 7 or older to participate.
Teams will race against the clock and other participants to complete a series of challenges, including puzzles, physical games, trivia and technology-based activities.

Check-in opens at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The race takes one to three hours to complete. Competitors are divided by age, with ages 7-12 one group and ages 13-17 in the other.

Participants should bring their own water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, a change of clothes, close-toed shoes and a backpack.
Registration is required by June 9. Until June 1, registration is $30 per two-person team, and additional $10 per additional member. June 2-9, the registration is $40 per team of two and $10 per additional member.  Registration includes T-shirts for competitors and trophies for winners in each age group.

Registration is available at http://www.parkboard.org/special_events/docs/family_scramble13.pdf and may be dropped off at Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Rd., Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S Blackman Rd. or Doling Family Center, 301 E Talmage St.


For more information, call Julie Schnurbusch, Event Coordinator, at 417-837-5900. For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.
Download Family Scramble Registration form