Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest 2017

Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest

Date and Location

Saturday, April 29, 2017

MN Pro Paintball

22554 Texas Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
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9:00 AM

Walk-up registration available beginning at 8:00 AM

Register through February 28

14 and under: $30
15 and over: $35

Register from March 1-April 24

14 and under: $35
15 and over: $40   

Online registration is now closed. 

This Spring, it's back and messier than ever!

Hosted by Kare11's Eric Perkins, the 4th Annual Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest is a youth and family slopstacle course to raise money and awareness for Pinky Swear Foundation. The focus of the event is kids helping kids, with a course featuring 11 slopstacles and a family-friendly event open to all ages.

You can do more than make a mess to help kids with cancer. Become a Keeper of the pinky swear promise!

Just by registering for Mess Fest, you are already helping Pinky Swear deliver support to help families while their child undergoes cancer treatment. You can join more than 1,000 other kids who are doing their own thing to help people learn more about how Pinky Swear helps kids with cancer and inspire them to contribute. 

Kids helping kids with cancer.

We are here to help you with a fundraising tool kit and helpful ideas along the way. You will get your own online fundraising page that you can personalize with why you want to raise funds for Pinky Swear, and email friends and family to invite them to support you. 
In addition to knowing that you are helping kids with cancer in your community and across the country, you can earn prizes for fundraising milestones.

One part obstacle, one part super sloppy, messy fun.

The approximately 1.25 mile course contains 11 slopstacles, with a mix of new and old favorites. Don't worry - a cleaning station will be available for you to rinse off, with changing tents for males and females. Bring a towel to dry off and a bag for your dirty/wet clothes!

From paint to goo to foam, we've got you covered...literally.

Everyone loves the final slide to the finish line! All participants receive a free event shirt at the finish line.

The must-know info to make your Mess Fest event a success!

  • Who can participate? Technically, Mess Fest is open to all ages, however, it is geared towards youth and families. All obstacles are designed for minors under 18 years old.  If you're an adult and you're looking for an extreme mud run (like Tough Mudder), this probably isn't the event for you. Again, this is a fun run style event that's all about getting kids, teens and their families messy while raising money to help kids with cancer. Minimum age is 6. 
  • What if it rains while on the event? Then you will get wet. Mess Fest happens rain or shine! We do monitor the weather during the event and make arrangements should foul weather become a factor.  
  • Are spectators & families welcome? Spectators (friends and family who are not registered for Mess Fest) are welcome to join in the fun at the start line, finish line and a viewing station mid-course, but will be unable to go out on the course. If your child needs your assistance or wants you to join in the fun along the course, you will need to be a paid participant. Children under the age of 13 will need a registered adult to join them on the course. One adult can supervise up to 5 children under the age of 13. 
  • Where do I park? Free parking is available at the MN Pro Paintball grounds; follow the Parking Lot Volunteers to a safe parking spot
  • Additional details will be sent to you the day before the event

If you have event-related questions, please contact us at We will get back to you within 1-3 business days.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Event Partners

Orange Sponsor
Pinky Swear Partners
Slopstacle Partners
Medical Partner
Media Partners
Venue Host Partner