Children born before August 31st 2013 can compete in a competitive wave even if they are not yet 10 years old. However, it is a parents responsibility to ensure their child is ready to undertake the required distance (5K) and obstacles. Children under this age will not be allowed to take part in a competitive wave. These children are encouraged to take part in a non-competitive wave. Children at this age enjoy taking part and racing without the need for results and podium winners.