(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Gather the family for a fun-filled Family Adventure Challenge! Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces has teamed up with the Tim Hardaway Foundation and The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade for the first annual Family Adventure Challenge, taking place on Saturday, December 15, 2012, 8:30 a.m., at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, FL 33156.
The Family Adventure Challenge is a 2K race that incorporates six exciting obstacles, Stadium Challenge, Crazy Crawl, Tire Maze, Hay Day, Triple Threat and The Beast, that families will have the opportunity of completing together. Families will run through a winding trail as they climb stairs, get dirty crawling under balloons, scamper through a tire maze, hurdle through hay bales, maintain balance on a beam, and finally tussle through the huge inflatable beast!
Heat Legend Tim Hardaway will be on hand throughout the day and will even engage in a basketball game of horse with the children. The event will also include a kid's zone full of inflatable obstacles, and a live DJ.
Family Adventure Challenge is an effort in giving back to the community of Miami-Dade County and getting entire families engaged and excited about physical activity. Proceeds of the event will go towards The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to support Miami-Dade Parks' Fit2Play afterschool program.
To register, families can go to www.TeamFootWorks.Org, under the "Races" tab. Children must be ages four and up to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Cost of individual race without obstacles (2K only) is $15. Cost for teams participating in the obstacle challenge differs depending on team size - teams of two (one adult, one child) is $45, teams of four (two adults, two children) is $75, teams of six (two adults, four children) is $105. Each team member registered will receive a t-shirt, and all children will receive a medal for participation once they've finished the race. For more information about the race, please visit www.liveaparklife.com.
Sponsors include the Tim Hardaway Foundation, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, TeamFootWorks, Mega Party Events, Lowes, Argo Trade, Sports Authority, Robeks, South Miami Pharmacy and Pediatrics Associates.
About Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For more information about Miami-Dade Parks, call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.
About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for children, adults and people with disabilities.