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

September 22, 2013

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).


  • 8:30-9 am: Registration
  • 9 am: Free Kids Play Area opens
  • 9:15 am: First Heat—every 15 minutes from there
  • 11 am: Kids Race (8 and under)
  • 11:30 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.

Being timed is optional, fun is a must!
"Championship Timing" by Runner's High 

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 the JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Avenue, or call

Rumpus Pricing Timeline:

September Registration:

  • $40 member / $60 community
  • $15 member / $20 community

Day of Registration

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

Join the JCC today!