Course Building Process

Let's build an obstacle course!
"Hi! My name is Eddie Kovel, and I'm here to help make your obstacle course vision become a reality!"

Step 1: Your Vision - Your obstacle course installation is unique, so you start by sharing your vision and plans with our CEO and installation and event expert, Eddie. Eddie will work with you to hone in on exactly what you want in your course and will recommend the best obstacles and the safest ways to build your course. This conversation can be followed with an on-site consultation (if interested, please reach out to

Step 2: Proposal - When we've nailed down exactly what you need for your permanent course or event, we send you a proposal that you can present to your team/staff/funders to show them what your course is going to look like, and how awesome it's going to be for your participants.

Step 3: Installation - If all goes well and you're ready to move forward, we sign the contract, and begin ordering and assembling the equipment and materials for the course. After prefabricating many of the parts and obstacle courses, we deliver them to your site and assemble the course in a week or less. If you're hosting an event, we will have professionals on-site throughout the event to assist you and disassemble and store the obstacles after the event.

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PlayOut Team Obstacle Course Experience:


Our team has a combined experience of over 25 obstacle course builds and 100 years of combined carpentry experience. Our clients include Rogue FitnessThe 2017 Crossfit Games, YMCA Camp Cheerio, and Atlanta Jewish Academy. Our team of skilled and dedicated builders will make any obstacle course vision you have become a reality!

Obstacle Course Experience

Course Safety: 

Course safety is our number one priority. We use some of the sturdiest materials available and never have your participants more than 8ft off the ground. We will work with your groundskeepers to put the minimum requirement of mulch or other surfacing under each obstacle where participants are up in the air.

All of the obstacles are designed to be accessible for all ages 7+ and differentiated for different skill levels. Examples of differentiated levels include: installing a lower set of grips for the Traverse Wall, and putting slats between each step of the 4, 5, and 6ft walls so participants can climb over instead of jumping.


Camp Cheerio’s director’s name is Michaux (pronounced Mishaw) Crocker and his email is He would be happy to serve as a reference and answer any questions you have about the course. For other references, please email


There are necessary precautions that should be taken by the organization and the race participants to ensure safety. To assist in this process, we will provide consultation and education for the staff on course management and safety. For a yearly fee, we’ll come visit the course to check on the obstacles, give training to your staff, and make fixes if necessary. 


Our build crew will be insured and will take responsibility for any damage caused to the property by Playout LLC during construction. Playout LLC will be covered up to $1,000,000 in the event of an obstacle malfunction or issue with the design and construction of the obstacles.

Construction Of The Obstacles


What is the cost of delivery and construction of the obstacles?  
Cost of delivery and installation of obstacles depends on exactly what obstacles you choose and how many you'd like to install. Obstacles can be found in our A La Carte Obstacle Menu. Keep in mind that we can customize any of these obstacles to meet your needs, and/or build obstacles that aren't on the list. Our courses are typically between $10,000-$100,000.

Does a representative from your company do the construction or are we responsible for that?
We offer consulting as well as installation services. An on-site consultation starts at $2,500 for a full assessment of your property and a detailed report on our professional recommendations for how to optimize your space for an obstacle course, which obstacles will best suit your participants, how to run your events/programming, and safety. We also provide installation services, bringing in the top builders in the industry to build your obstacle course with maximum durability and safety.

How long does installation take?
Installations generally take 1 week or less.

How many obstacles do you recommend for a starter course?
We recommend 12 obstacles as the ideal number, but you can get a great course going with 7-8 obstacles to start and add more obstacles year by year if you find the course is a success with your participants.


Please contact Eddie at 203-499-7060 or by email at for a quote or to schedule an on-site consultation.