Family Fun Adventure Challenge and Kids Fest

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP – The Family Fun Adventure Challenge is coming back to Batavia Township in May.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Batavia Township Park, 1535 Clough Pike. It is free to participate.

“This is our fourth year hosting this, and each year we’ve seen an increase in the number of people that attend,” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “We have a great park, and love seeing it filled with people.” Last year’s event attracted about 400 people.

The Family Fun Adventure Challenge is a 1.25-mile obstacle course and run/walk geared for people of all ages and abilities. Some of the obstacles include a tunnel crawl, tire run, hurdles and a color station where participants will get splashed with colored dye along the course.

“Adventure races are very popular right now, and this is a very kid-friendly one,” said Tim Kelly who is the assistant health commissioner with Clermont County Public Health, and on the planning committee for the event. “Our main goal of this event is to get people – especially families – outside and get physical activity together in a fun way.”

Everyone who completes the course will be eligible to win one of several raffle prizes.

After the challenge, the Clermont Play, Learn and Grow Kids Fest will take place in the parking lot. There will be music, games, inflatables, food, face painting and information tables with giveaways for children six and under.

Clermont County Public Health will also be giving out approximately 100 free bike helmets to kids thanks to a grant from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Walk-up registration for the challenge will begin at 9:30 a.m., but advanced registration online is encouraged. Online registration can be found at

The adventure challenge and kids fest are hosted by Batavia Township, Clermont County Public Health and the Clermont County Family and Children’s First Early Childhood Coordinating Committee. More information can be found on Clermont County Public Health’s website at

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