Kids Obstacle Challenge San Diego

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Anyone have kids that like to run, jump and play in the mud? Well there is an event coming soon to San Diego that will be perfect for them. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to San Diego July 22. This is an adventure and obstacle course made just for kids and will be nothing but fun for the whole family as parents run for FREE. The course is designed for children between the ages of 5 to 16. There is 10-15 challenging but fun obstacles and lots of mud on the 1.5 to 2 mile course. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is the largest touring obstacle course for kids in the nation.

The San Diego stop includes a rope swing into a giant mud pit, an army crawl section, a scale up cargo nets and a slide into more mud! Register now and take part in this muddy fun day. Registration includes a custom 2017 race medal, a snack at the finish line, a goodie bag and free event photos. And remember parents are free!

July 22, 2017
8:30am – 2:30pm

Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, Ca 92025

Register before July 21 online at and save $10 on your tickets

Can’t make the San Diego stop, then be sure to check out Kids Obstacle Challenge’s website for more event locations. Have a muddy good time!

Cruzin Mama

REI Force of Nature: Outings, Classes, and Events for Women

Be a #ForceofNature !

REI is constantly encouraging everyone to get outdoors and right now they are helping in the push to show more women as inspiration for this. Force of Nature is a movement that is putting women on forefront in the outdoor community. Apart of this REI has created Force of Nature classes and events geared for women.

Whether you’re an avid explorer or a novice, REI is offering classes, events, and outings to enhance your adventurous side. These events range from night hikes, to learning how to cook while camping, rock climbing lessons, mountain biking, kayaking and standup paddle boarding to learning outdoor survival skills. Best of all some of these events/classes are FREE! While most of these do have a cost, they are reasonable especially for the experience they offer.

To kick off the movement REI is throwing a party! On May 6th at various locations REI will be hosting the Force of Nature Outdoors Women’s Party. This is a great way to connect and meet other outdoor women. There will be speakers, food and lots of opportunities to connect with other Forces of Nature.

To find more classes, outings, events and to register visit And get out there and explore!

Cruzin Mama

National Parks FREE Entrance Days 2016

National Parks Free Days 2016

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year. So to celebrate NPS is offering 16 FREE entrance days in 2016! This 16 opportunities to get out and explore. 16 times to take in some of Americas natural wonders. There are 409 parks in the U.S. , 127 of those normally charge an entrance fee ranging from $3-$30. So feel free days are a great way to explore on a budget. Also be sure to visit Find Your Park to see all the events happening in parks nearby.

*Fee free days waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation fees. Fees for reservations, camping, tours, and fees collected by third parties are not included unless otherwise stated.*

2016 FREE Entrance Days

  • January 18th Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • April 16-24th National Parks Week
  • August 25-28th National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24th National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th Veterans Day

Park Passes

Can’t make any of the fee free day but are planning on visiting multiple parks, then an Annual Pass is what you need. There are actually quite a few different pass options for our National Parks.

  • Annual Pass

    The cost is $80 for this pass. It is available to everyone and can be purchased at a federal recreation site, over the phone (1-888-275-8747 ext. 3) or online.

  • Military Annual Pass

    This pass is FREE to all current members of the United States Military, Reserves and Guards. This pass can only be picked up in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

  • 4th Grade Pass

    Through Every Kid in a Park program all 4th graders are eligible to obtain a FREE Annual Pass. This pass provides free entrance to national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges for the 4th grader as well as all children under 16 years of age in the party and up to three adults. Paper passes accepted only no electronic passes will be honored. Pass is only valid during the school year (September 2015 – August 31st, 2016). For more information and to get the pass visit

For full information on passes and to see all pass options visit

California National Parks

Have fun exploring!

Cruzin Mama

Click here to find National Parks outside of California.