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Waterpark Rampage V5RC at the Kalahari Classic - OPEN DIVISION

High School

22-Jan-2025 - 23-Jan-2025 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
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Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
31-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Nov-2024 02:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Ohio 50% 25 25
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to the Waterpark Rampage V5RC - Open Division at the Kalahari Classic!

This high school only V5RC event is the newest edition to the Kalahari Classic series of events!  This event is an "Open Division" for high school teams looking for the experience of a Signature Event, but who are not necessarily interested in a world-qualifiying event.  By definition, this is not an official Signature Event and therefore, will not qualify award winning teams to the 2025 VEX World Championship.  Teams from the Ohio region may qualify for their Event Regional Championship. 

This will be a fun, challenging, and competitive event for all with all the feels and experience of the Kalahari Classic.

It's fun because you have access to one of the largest indoor water parks in the United States of America. It's challenging because we aim to bring the best of the best VEX Robotics teams together from Ohio and beyond so we can offer high-level competition and better prepare our students for the future. Our setup is similar to VEX Worlds, enabling us to provide a great student experience for all!  This Signature Event starts with a team procession where every team gets to walk the stage, has an experienced & knowledgable key volunteer staff, and continues to offer an upbeat, high energy, fun competition environment!


We will contact registered teams closer to the event with more details including event information, directions, event maps, schedules, and food information.  In the meantime, you can find us here:


Ready for a Water Game?  Plan your stay at one of the nation's largest indoor water parks! 

Please see the Hotel Information tab about room rates and the link to reserve your room.

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Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 22-Jan-2025 - 23-Jan-2025

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions - Sandusky
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States


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Wednesday, January 22nd

Tentative Agenda

5:00 PM Doors Open
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM       Registration / Inspections / Skills     
6:00 PM Coaches Meeting
6:30 PM Team Procession
7:15 PM Opening Ceremony & Event Meeting In main competition hall
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Qualification Matches / Skills Open


Thursday, January 23rd 

Tentative Agenda

8:30 AM Doors Open
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM Qualification Matches / Skills Open    
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM     Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Qualification Matches / Skills Open 
2:45 PM Alliance Selection
3:15 PM Elimination Matches / Finals
5:30 PM Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM Water Park!

Sich freiwillig melden

Be a part of the excitement by joining the team of volunteers who will help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved!  You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Lunch is included for all full-day volunteers.

Want to find out more about volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation Knowledge Base at REC Foundation > Volunteers to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.

Please use the following link to register if you would like to help volunteer in some capacity at the Kalahari Classic event this year:

Volunteer Link coming soon!

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

Teams will be notified 24 hours prior to the event if there is a weather concern for the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

Regardless of whether the Event Partner or the Team cancels: 

Registration fees will not be refunded. 


All live streams can be found on the Kalahari Classic YouTube Channel

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.


Registration fees are due within three weeks of registration or by November 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.  Any teams that fail to pay registration or submit a PO within these guidelines will be moved to the waitlist and the spot will be opened up to other teams.  

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Thank you for choosing the Kalahari Resort. Here is the information for your group to reserve through our online reservations system.

The link is: COMING SOON!

Once you click on the link you will select attendee and it will take you to the event pricing web page for this event. No passcode required this year!


**Please note, the rooms will be available online until the cutoff date or until the rooms are gone, whichever comes first. Please reach out if you have any issues with reserving your rooms** 

Daily Room Rates



Important Reservation Information

Resort Fee of $24.99 is waived

Standard Run of the House Sleeping rooms will provide four (4) wristbands each day to the nation’s largest indoor water park, additional person in sleeping room at $25.00 each per day. Larger rooms will include a greater amount of wristbands.

Deposit policy for individual reservations: One night (plus tax) at the time the reservation is made. Cancellation policy for individual reservations: 72 hours, or more, prior to arrival to receive full refund less $25.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival forfeits entire deposit.

Transportation Information

Concierge service located in Resort Lobby – individual pricing is available to guests to include Cleveland Hopkins Airport and local attractions shuttle.

General Information

Complimentary wireless internet for all guests in the hotel and meeting rooms.
Complimentary on-site, self-parking for all guests
20% off all services at Spa Kalahari for all guests.