Your complete itinerary for the day’s events, including a site map of our fields for easy reference. Coming soon.
Following last year’s event, we asked for your suggestions on how we might improve the Games experience. You’ll be happy to know that we listened to your feedback and made some important changes that should make our 2017 edition the best Games yet.
To reduce the chaos factor, reduce the food lines and improve the parking situation, the 2017 Games will feature a split day format as follows:
Grades K thru 2 will compete from 12:30pm-3:30pm
Grades 3 thru 5 will compete from 5pm to 8pm
Our new split day format will also allow for competition at the single grade level, rather than combining grades as we did in the past. So 2nd grade boys will only compete against other 2nd grade boys, and so on.
32 teams per grade per gender. Due to capacity and time limitations, we'll be limiting the number of teams for each grade/gender to 32. For example, only 32 teams of 3rd grade girls will be permitted to register, and sign up will be on a first come, first serve basis.
To alleviate long waits for food, our partners from Bishop Lynch High School will run their full concession stand, with food trucks from Olivella's and other local restaurants on hand to provide more options.
The ultimate test of athletic teamwork, hands down!
This individual event is a straight-up test of speed. Who will claim the title of Fastest Kid In East Dallas?
Dig and pull your hardest in this classic kid's contest
Go over, under and through our challenging obstacle course in this fun and very popular team competition
In early 2012, the White Rock Spring Games was born of a simple idea: in a community as close knit as East Dallas, why not come together and help improve the fortunes of our individual schools by pooling our time, energy and resources? Since then, that simple idea has paid huge dividends. By 2016, the White Rock Spring Games has grown 7X to include almost 1200 kids. The event has raised over $110,000 for East Dallas Schools in 5 years The White Rock Spring Games has become an annual community fixture attracting as many as 4000 kids, parents and extended family members. Looking forward to 2017, we expect this event to attract even more interest from within our community.
Click on the Register Here button at top of this Web site. Registration opens on March 20th and closes at noon on April 17th. IMPORTANT: only 32 teams per grade per gender will be admitted to the Games. Once each grade/gender category is filled, registration for that group will be closed.
Registration fees for each four-member team is $100. Payments must be made online at our registration page using VISA, Mastercard or American Express.
In order to participate, a parent/guardian for each child MUST complete a waiver form. A link to an electronic waiver form will be e-mailed to each parent following the completion of online registration. A printed version of the waiver is available for printing here. Children who do not have a valid 2017 waiver on file will not be allowed to participate.
It’s easy: the Team Captain is our primary contact for each team. Team Captains are responsible for:
Once you input all the team information and credit card information, and after clicking on the submit button, you will receive an email with the following copy: Congratulations! Your team has been successfully registered for the 2017 White Rock Spring Games! Each participant's parent will be emailed a waiver that needs to be completed prior to the day of the Games. To review your teams' registration information and check the status of participant waivers, visit the My Account page. Good luck and thank you for your continuing support of the White Rock Spring Games!
The Team Captain my register as many teams as desired once an account has been set up.
All changes can be made by the Team Captain once the account has been set up online and up until the registration deadline. Contact your Team Captain to make any such changes.
Coed teams are allowed, but note that they will compete in the boys category of their grade.
Mixed grade teams are allowed, but they will compete in the grade of the most senior participant.
All changes to t-shirt sizes can be made by the Team Captain up until the registration deadline. Contact your Team Captain to make any such changes.
Yes! In fact, we encourage creativity, and many teams in past Games have created custom designs for the Games.
Assuming we have normal spring weather, the typical attire is basic athletic wear: Comfortable, breathable shorts, t-shirt, socks and sneakers. Gloves are also an option for the Tug of War and Wheelbarrow Race.
Kinder thru 2nd grade parents and participants should plan on arriving at Bishop Lynch by 12:00 pm. Check your event schedule and map prior to arrival to determine which competition field you will report to first; we suggest that you arrive at that field no later than 12:20pm. The games on all fields will begin promptly at 12:30pm. While we do not expect parking issues this year thanks to our new split day format, please keep in mind that there are still approximately 750 kids and parents trying to get to arrive at the same place at approximately the same time. If you arrive before 12:00 pm, please remain in the bleachers so that the last minute field preparations can be completed. 3rd thru 5th grade parents and participants should plan on arriving at Bishop Lynch by 4:30 pm. Check your event schedule and map prior to arrival to determine which competition field you will report to first; we suggest that you arrive at that field no later than 4:50pm. The games on all fields will begin promptly at 5:00pm. While we do not expect parking issues this year thanks to our new split day format, please keep in mind that there are still approximately 750 kids and parents trying to get to arrive at the same place at approximately the same time. If you arrive before 4:30 pm, please remain in the bleachers so that the last minute field preparations can be completed.
Please note that THERE IS NO CHECK-IN REQUIRED. If you arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the start of your session, please take a seat in the bleachers so that volunteers can properly prepare the fields for competition. Kinder thru 2nd grade parents and participants should make their way to their first competition field at 12:20pm. 3rd thru 5th grade participants ONLY should report to their first completion field by 4:50pm. 3rd-5th grade parents should remain in the bleachers.
Parents of Kinder thru 2nd grade participants may accompany their kids on the field and escort them from event to event. Please remember we have an all volunteer squad managing the games, so try to be helpful and kind. Parents of 3rd- 5th grade will not be permitted to stay on the fields during competition. Enjoy the view from the bleachers, cheer on your child’s team, visit our food trucks and enjoy the day!
Please contact one of the 8 assistants to our field announcer or report the missing child to the main ticket booth.
The White Rock Spring Games is a small non-profit with a single purpose: to help East Dallas schools raise money through a shared community experience. As such, we prefer not to compete aggressively for local sponsorships and instead rely on the generosity of community members to underwrite our efforts. Any contributions you can make to our cause are greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.
Though we’ve made some major improvements to our event this year based on your feedback, you can always expect the Games to be a little bit nutty and happily chaotic. Always keep in mind that this isn’t the Olympics, our volunteers are not professionals, and everyone is here for one purpose only: our kids. They’ve always given the Games rave reviews, even when things were at their most chaotic!
Please be familiar with the field layout map and schedule, which you can download here. This year, the competing groups are divided by gender and grade so that 1st grade boys will only be competing against 1st grade boys, etc. Each grade/gender cohort will cycle through the circuit according to the schedule, with a thirty minute rest period included to grab a bite to eat and relax. Each cohort has 30 minutes to complete each event. Depending on the event, there may be competition heats where only the first and second place finishers advance to the next round. If a participant does not progress to the ensuing rounds, they get a little extra free time to support their buddies who are competing, get water or take a break. Please remain alert though, as your group will move on to the next circuit every 30 minutes.