The Arctic Dash at YMCA Camp Kern
The Arctic Dash Course has evolved over the years and is now an all encompassing mud / obstacle run over approximately 5K...all of it on YMCA Camp Kern property and using all of our unique landscape and natural features. The race will contain 18 obstacles, varying from the slightly challenging to almost crazy! There will be mud. There will be rugged terrain. There will be ravines. You will have to climb. You will have to crawl. You will be challenged.
The Arctic Dash was born out of a desire from the YMCA Camp Kern team to bring obtsacle and mud running to the area and to use Camp Kern for an event that was truly unique in its history. We want to show off our beautiful 485 acres and what better way than to have people race through it!
The Arctic Dash raises money for our Annual 'Strong Kids' Campaign, which provides scholarships to allow kids, whose families otherwise may not be able to afford it, to have that magical summer camp experience.
YMCA Camp Kern is a place for families, and we encourage you to bring your kids to the event. (Free mini mud dash for the little ones!) Warm water hose-offs and showers are available for all dashers, as well as weekend cabin rentals.