What does the event typically look like?
The track opens around 7:00 a.m. for drivers. Parents and kids should arrive by around 10:30 a.m. to check in at the Family Check-In area. Plan on leaving around 2:00 p.m. or later if you choose.
What does it cost to attend?
The event, including lunch and the opportunity to ride on the track for campers and their immediate family, is free. Additional guests, including extended family or friends, can purchase lunch and donation $100 in order to ride a lap around the track. Go-karts are at families' own cost but a portion of the proceeds benefit The Goodtimes Project.
What should I wear?
Dress for comfort. Jeans or shorts, along with a sweatshirt or jacket in case the day is cool...we drive with the windows down. The paddock is roughly the size of a football field so wear comfortable shoes for walking.
who can ride in the cars?
Campers and parents can ride on the track throughout the day as space is available. Guests, including extended family or friends, can donate $100 to The Goodtimes project for an opportunity to ride around the track.
Does my child need to be a certain size to ride?
No. However, if your child typically rides in a booster seat, please bring one along to use on the track. Please note that if your child does not like rollercoasters or has any heart or equilibrium conditions, they should avoid the track.
Can i attend and bring children who are not Camp Goodtimes campers?
Absolutely! The event is ultimately a fundraiser for Camp Goodtimes so the more the merrier. Whole families, friends, and neighbors are welcome. Please note, however, that participants who are not campers or parents of campers will need to make a donation in order to ride on the track. But it's worth it!
Is it safe?
This is not racing. However, all motorsports come with inherent risks and a release form is required to enter the facility and to ride on the track. That said, safety is our top priority. Children are only allowed to ride with experienced drivers, and only during special lunch-time parade laps. In addition, drivers will only drive at speeds that you and your child are comfortable with. Also of importance, you and your child's comfort and enjoyment. All drivers are required to inspect their vehicles and sign a Tech Inspection form stating that their car is in good working condition. All drivers and passengers must wear helmets and appropriate safety harnesses/seat belts. Lastly, drivers are focused on driving. They are not talking on phones or listening to the radio.
What else is there to do at the event?
There will be a Family Area with a few activities for kids while they wait to ride the track. There is also a silent auction onsite and a raffle to raise funds for The Goodtimes Project. The go-kart track is open and accommodates drivers 15 or older. A fee applies, but a portion of that fee will be donated back to The Goodtimes Project.