Beach Ball Relay Race {Fun Outdoor Game!}

What a fun outdoor game to play for any age! This Beach Ball Relay Race is a  blast to play and so much fun to watch. Perfect for large groups, summer games, youth groups, and backyard fun. A good game for kids, teens, and adults. 

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Beach Ball Relay Race Outdoor Game to Play

If you are looking for awesome summer games to play, then you have hit the jackpot. I have so many fun outdoor games to show you. For example, this Lei Necklace Relay Race is awesome and Toss the Water is a hilarious water game to play.

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As you can see, the game gets intense. Beach balls are flying everywhere and it’s a mad dash to the finish line/beach towel.

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Just look at those smiles. So fun!

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Are you ready to play Beach Ball Relay Race? Let’s make sure you have everything you need…

Here’s What You’ll Need for Beach Ball Race

  • beach balls – 1 per team
  • yard space to run
  • beach towels are a good marker to make a finish line, but you can use anything you have around to mark it
  • players – at least 4

Setting up for the game…

  • define a space for the start – you can mark it with a stick, a beach towel or a land mark
  • do the same for the finish line – this should be pretty far away from the starting line
  • have beach balls blown up and ready for each team
  • divide players into an even amount per team

How to play Beach Ball Race

  • Pick two players from each team to start the game. If there are more players, they should line up in pairs behind them
  • Players who are starting the game should line up at the starting point – facing the finish line which is a good distance away
  • They should place a beach ball between their bodies
  • Players can hold onto each other, but no hands on the ball
  • When you yell go, the teams of 2, should run to the finish line with the ball between them and back to the players waiting to go next
  • Play continues until everyone has gone
  • The team that finishes first is the winner
  • *note – if the ball drops, the pair or players must stop and replace it between them before moving forward 

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  1. Brenda

    What size beach ball did you use for the relay?

    1. Melissa

      Oh gosh. I didn’t even think about the size. It is a traditional size which is 20 inches.