Wild Rumpus Race

Challenge course for adults and children that combines obstacles and running through the woods. Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are


Thank You! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Wild Rumpus race of 2014! Please take a moment to find race results here

And a big thank you to the American Rescue League for partnering with us. We can't wait for next year! 


Let the Wild Rumpus start! Not your ordinary race—come out and challenge yourself to an obstacle-filled course set in the wooded trails of the JCC’s Family Park. Jump through tires and over them, scale a wall, cross a creek, shoot a bow and arrow and more. Includes an adult 5K distance course and a kid’s 1K course. Bring the entire family! All participants receive a shirt and a crown for finishing. (Pre-registration by August 31 ensures a shirt the day of the race).


  • 9 am: Registration
  • 9:30 am: Free Kids Play Area opens
  • 9:30 am: First Heat—every 15 minutes from there
  • Noon: Kids Race (8 and under)
  • 12:30 am: Youths ages 9-11 Added Challenges

Children of all ages are welcome to watch and cheer; a “small kids” obstacle course will be open for all to rumpus in! Tweens 12+ can choose between the Adult Race (must run with a parent or guardian) or the Youth Race.

*Partnering with the Animal Rescue League
Chance Raffle - Dog Obstacle Course - Meet and Learn About Wildlife  

Rumpus Pricing Timeline:

Register by July 31:
Age 13+ $30/JCC member             $35/community
Age 5-12 $8/JCC member              $12/community

Register by August 31:   
Age 13+ $40/JCC member             $45/community

September Registration:

  • $40 member / $45 community
  • $15 member / $20 community

Day of Registration

  • $45 member / $65 community
  • $18 member / $25 community

Special offer: Join the JCC when registering for the Wild Rumpus and receive free race registration plus one month free. 
Contact the Membership office at 412-339-5422

Join the JCC today!