Race FAQs

Q. When can children and families sign up to race?
A. Parents or guardians must register children to participate online at www.junglegymrace.com or on the day of the race. We can only guarantee that the first 499 children registered online will get to race. If you register at the event, you will have to wait until registered racers have completed the course.
 
Q. Where do children and families check in for the JungleGym 2017 race?
Check in or register at the booth in the center of 116th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
 
Q. Can our students compete as a team?
No, there are no teams this year. 
 
Q. Is this an actual race?
A.  Yes, there will be different waves of 5 racers going every five minutes. Racers will be on their own as they navigate through the course. 

Q. Is this a timed race?
A. No.
 
Q. What does the active living fair involve?
A. The active living fair will involve different games, activities provided by local health and grassroots organizations, photo booth, a slide, a bouncy house, face painting, arts and crafts, the FDNY smoke house, music, and/or other activities, which will vary at each event.
 
Q. How do I host an active living fair station?
A. Email Concrete Safaris' Outdoor Play Coordinator, Christopher Hartsfield, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 
Q. How do I get to JungleGym 2017?
A. Take the 6 train to 116th Street. Walk to 116th Street. The event will be between Lexington and Third Avenues. 
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Q. How can my school or my child's school get involved with the tire design challenge, volunteering, obstacle design, and more?
A. Email Concrete Safaris' Outdoor Play Coordinator, Christopher Hartsfield, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 
Q. Can our school send volunteers on race day?
A. Yes. Please invite volunteers to register on this site.
 
Q. Who is hosting this event?
A. Concrete Safaris is hosting this race. To learn more about our organization, go to www.concretesafaris.org. To learn more about the race, go to www.junglegymrace.com.
 
Q. What kind of experience do you have hosting events?
A. Concrete Safaris hosts events at our children's gardens multiple times per week in Washington and Jefferson Houses in East Harlem, providing outdoor play and education opportunities for 30 - 700 people per day. The organization has hosted JungleGym since 2012.
 
Q. I'd like to bring JungleGym to my neighborhood. How do I get the ball rolling?
A. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with more information about where you'd like the event to take place (parks, streets, combo), what types of activities you'd like to see there, which community partners you already have engaged, and any other pertinent information. We are particularly interested in working with communities above 110th Street in Manhattan. 
 
Q. Can you create my next event?
A. From birthday parties to field days to bike tours to team building experiences, we can get your colleagues, family, and friends active and outdoors with unique adventures in and around New York City. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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