Kinetic Race for Kids on Mother’s Day

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Kids in kinetic race

The Rutabaga Rally [Photo by Shoshanna]

Kinetics are for the whole family, and it’s time for kids to build their push carts for the Kinetic Classic! Get ready for glory, glory, glory at the Sacco Amphitheater on Eureka’s Waterfront. The Rutabaga Royal Family will host on Mother’s Day, May 14th starting with the 1:00 p.m. kick-off parade. Children minus 9 months to 12½ years will compete in 3 age categories. They’ll Rutababy Buggy Bounce in their best costumes, brave the Rutabaga Rally, or push their limits in the Push Kart Kinetic Dash. There will be fun, prizes, face Painting and the cutest Kinetinauts in Humboldt! Attendance free to all ages.

The main attraction is the Push Kart Kinetic Dash. Contestants need to be in 4th, 5th or 6th grade to participate in the Dash. A Junior Kinetic Push Cart is like a soap box racer, but instead of going downhill, you’ll have a teammate pushing you half way through the course. A Push Kart needs a seat, a place for the Pusher to hold onto, steering, and brakes, but no drive system. It isn’t Kinetic without Art, so the Kart should also look cool. Prizes will be given for Art, Speed, Engineering, and more.

Amira prepares her Kinetic Push Cart A Push Kart Contender builds a craft

A Push Kart Contender builds a craft [Photo by Shoshanna]
The Rutabaga Rally is the K-3 competition for kids who want to decorate themselves and their bikes, trikes, scooters, and skates! For those even younger at heart, whether you cruise in your Kozy Koupe, sit in a stroller, or just ride around in your Mom’s belly: Art up that ride, cozy into some costumes, and be a part of the Big Kick-Off Parade.

This is event is organized by Kinetic Universe, A California Non-Profit, with generous support by Brian Dunlap of Community Realty.  Find complete rules and entry forms on the Kinetic Universe website at



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