For the roughly 140 Ann Arbor elementary and middle school kids who took part in the Rec&Ed Obstacle Dash after school class, the event was a chance to test their skills on bigger obstacles. The event was also open to any 2nd - 8th grade students who wanted to try the course.
|Carry the weight across the planks and paving stones...|
without touching the grass.
|Kids crawled, ducked, jumped and even rolled |
through a long "spider web" obstacle.
Rec&Ed co-created the Obstacle Dash program last spring with One on One Sports Training. Grant funding from the Michigan Dept of Community Health supported Rec&Ed in offering the program at four pilot elementary schools. The program was so popular with kids and parents that we expanded the program district-wide this fall.
|Each group celebrated at the end of the course while |
their parents snapped pictures. Many kids ran the course more than once.
Along with One on One, we'll be offering an Obstacle Dash Day during the February school break and a full Obstacle Dash after school program next spring. Interested in learning more? Contact Sheri Judkins by email or at 994-2300 ext. 53233.