Letter from the Owner Regarding COVID-19, Update: March 23
Dear Kids Obstacle Challenge Community,
The development of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted all of our lives greatly. Many people are in isolation or practicing social distancing, while many are unexpectedly working from home. Families are experiencing the difference of having kids out of school, and while this offers a great opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, we understand that it comes with challenges as well. Trust me – I know! My little 4- and 6-year old love to remind me that they are home.
In this trying time, we want to let you know that we’re here for you. You are part of our community, and we are in this together.
Regarding our Kids Obstacle Challenge events, we are closely monitoring developments relating to COVID-19, reviewing the guidance from the CDC (Center for Disease and Control) and WHO (World Health Organization), and working with state and local health departments where our events are scheduled to be held, so as to ensure your safety at our events. We are working with the event venues to reschedule those events that are occurring early in our event season. We will notify you directly via email if an event for which you are registered is being postponed, and your registration will automatically transfer to the rescheduled event. You may also transfer your registration to a different event of your choice, and the transfer fee will be waived. If you are not notified directly of any changes, your event will be going forward as planned. As you know, the situation is continually evolving, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.
At Kids Obstacle Challenge HQ, we are taking this time to engage in self-reflection and remember who we are as a company and the impact we have on our community of families. As you know, our mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through adventure and obstacles. Our mission is critical now more than ever.
This can be a scary time for kids, but it can also be an opportunity for them to discover what it means to be brave and to overcome adversity. In this trying time, we hope to be a resource for you as parents to guide your children to be courageous as they face a situation as unprecedented as this. We encourage you to help focus your kids on the positive, and to redirect the stress they may be feeling into constructive and uplifting activities. We hope that you will have an open discussion with your children about their feelings and make an action plan for what you can do as a family to cope.
Beyond this, it is important for our children to retain a sense of normalcy. Consider how you can infuse a little fun and excitement into your children’s lives. Keeping up with regular activities as best you can within your home and maintaining a light-hearted attitude can help your children feel safe. We will be looking for ways to offer our community fun, engaging, and positive activities and conversations, to help your family navigate this situation.
Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here for you.
With love and gratitude,
Owner / Managing Director / Mother of Two
Kids Obstacle Challenge