November 17, 2015
Planning a company holiday party can be a difficult task! We know how much of a challenge you might face in coming up with an exciting company Christmas party idea that everyone at your office will enjoy. It is important to throw a successful company holiday party to boost morale at the end of a long year and to show appreciation for your employees.
We’ve put together a few “how to” key points you might consider in making sure your company holiday party is sure to please!
Corporate Christmas Party Themes
Have a theme for your office Christmas party! Themed parties can get your employees engaged in the party by dressing up and attending the party in character.
You might consider something different than your standard “holiday party theme”. Maybe, throw a TV show themed party, an 80’s throwback party or some kind of crazy murder mystery theme. The key is to mix it up from year to year. The “same old, same old” gets tiring after a while, and employees find reasons year after year to skip the event you spent so much time planning.
Unique Office Party Ideas
We can’t stress enough the importance of getting way from the “norm” as far as the venue for your holiday party. Don’t throw the typical, boring company holiday party at the office. A few casseroles and “adult beverages” will not spice this office party up any more than last year. Do something different!
A huge part of your challenge in planning an exciting company holiday party is deciding on a good location. You might consider attending a brewery, reserving a room at a nice restaurant, or renting out a fun venue like G-Force Karts.
During the month of December, places like G-Force get slammed busy with Christmas parties, so if you are considering a venue like ours, we highly recommend you plan ahead this year!
Now call us biased but in our experience, one of the most successful unique office party ideas is renting out a room or venue at a facility where your employees can engage in activities together — like G-Force Karts! Nice dinners are appreciated but employees can let loose and have fun by participating in competitive go-karting races, laser tag challenges, indoor paintball or archery tag! Where else can you have this kind of experience?
At G-Force Karts, we tailor company holiday parties to meet your expectations and fit your company’s needs. We have holiday specials for corporate parties that are suitable for any group of ten or more people. You can rent out a corporate room or rent out the entire track for the night to make the event exclusive for your employees. We even offer trophies for titles such as, “Best Driver”, “Worst Driver”, or we can customize an experience completely unique to your company outing.
Team Building Games
Team building is a vital factor to consider when planning your company’s annual holiday party. Without a doubt this party is NOT about work but at the same time, holiday parties do present an opportunity for team building. Integrating team-building games into your office Christmas party can help boost excitement level among your employees while celebrating the holidays.
At G-Force Karts, team building is an integral part of our corporate party experience. We incorporate any company ideas for team building games into our corporate event packages, based on what you feel works best. While we can’t change our activities, we can tailor them to fit your needs. At the end of the day, at G-Force Karts the name of the game is fun!
Although your previous company holiday parties might not have been something to boast about, you can change that this year! Throwing your company holiday party at a venue like G-Force can help your office break away from the standard, forgettable Christmas party. Let your employees know you appreciate them and rent out a room at G-Force Karts for this year’s company holiday party!
Contact Our Corporate Sales Manager Today!
Are you ready to throw a raging fun office Christmas party this year?
Request a quote today or contact Kim Yarema at (804) 901-1464 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your corporate group outing at G-Force Karts today!
Please remember: December is a very busy time of year at G-Force, particularly for company holiday parties and team building events. If you think we fit your needs, please plan ahead!
September 16, 2015
As the capital of the birthplace of our nation, Richmond is a city that everyone can enjoy. You have the opportunity to indulge in Richmond’s unique cuisines, historical relevance, diversity, outdoor adventures and much more. Over the years, Richmond has developed into the ideal blend of a livable memoir of history and modern entertainment. Whether you are tourist, local, family man or young professional, you will never run out of things to do in Richmond.
One of the best qualities about Richmond is its wide range of attractions for people of all ages. Richmond was named #1 in “The 10 Most Popular American Cities to Visit This Summer” by BusinessInsider, and rightfully so. As soon as Friday afternoon hits on warm days, the streets are filled with locals and tourists alike.
May 28, 2015
Richmond’s Birthday Party Hot Spot!
In a recent article published in USA Today’s Travel Tips section, they wrote about all the great things you can do for birthday weekend getaways in Richmond! The article goes on to mention some of the best things about Richmond. This list includes great places such as Carytown, the great art and historical sites around the city, activities and adventures on the James River, and of course, G-Force Karts!
Not Familiar with Birthday Events at G-Force Karts?
If you’re new to the Richmond area or just not familiar with everything G-Force Karts has to offers for birthday parties, then you are in for a treat! At G-Force, we go the extra mile for you when you host your child’s birthday party with us. We’ll make sure your child and their friends have the birthday experience they’ll always remember. With fast paced, adrenaline pumping activities like go karts, paintball, laser tag, and archery tag, how could they ever forget?!
We cater our birthday parties to smalls group, large parties and everything in between. We offer 3 pre-planned party packages to choose from so you’ll know exactly what to expect throughout the party! Additionally, we offer our free, printable party invitations for yout to send out, so each of your guests gets a personalized invite!
Book Your Next Birthday Party Now!
G-Force is excited to be Richmond’s birthday party hot spot. As you can imagine, we are extremely busy this time of year, with multiple birthday parties almost every weekend! If you’re interested in booking a birthday party with us, be sure to call ahead of time! That way, we can be sure everything goes perfect!
Call us at 804-228-0188 or contact us online to schedule your next birthday party with G-Force Karts!
January 21, 2015
As many of our die-hard fans know, G-Force has a winning formula. However, our fans also know that we aren’t afraid to tweak that formula to make the G-Force Experience even better, and it’s time for a change!
Using feedback gathered from our customers over the year, we’ve decided to take our membership pricing in for a pit-stop. We’ve tweaked a few things, switched a few things around, brought back some old things, and we’ve come up with a great final product we think you’ll enjoy (and not just because it’s cheaper!). See below for the new pricing on yearly Memberships at G-Force!
Bronze Membership Package – $25
Silver Membership Package – $45
- One Race
- One Paintball Session
- One Laser tag Adventure
- One Archery Tag Session
Gold Membership Package – $70
- Two Races
- Two Paintball Sessions
- Two Laser Tag Adventures
- Two Archery Tag Sessions
All Membership Packages include a head-sock, a free activity of your choice during your birthday month, and huge discounts all-year round!
We think you’ll like the new setup for memberships and pricing. We’re all about making the G-Force Experience a fine-tuned, well oiled machine for all of our die-hard fans, and we think with these changes we’ve hit our mark!
November 21, 2014
How to Play Archery Tag
By Jason Yarema
November 21, 2014
The battle has begun. Your heart is pounding. You crouch below a barrier, listening, waiting for the first volley of arrows. One grazes the space just above your head. You gather yourself upright, draw your own arrow, and aim carefully before loosing it towards your opponent.
No, this is not a scene from Hunger Games or a 12th century battleground. This is Archery Tag, the newest extreme sport that lets you release your inner Katniss. (more…)
November 6, 2014
This year, be the office hero: book a different kind of holiday/end of year corporate party! Forget the meat and cheese trays, the cheap drinks and the uncomfortable banter with your boss’s wife. Do something different! Do something memorable! Have fun!
Why Choose G-Force For Your Holiday Outing?
For years, we’ve perfected the art of the perfect corporate team building event and the perfect birthday party. From huge office parties to small mom and pop team outings, we’ve got the space, the entertainment, the experience and the perfect setting to make sure this year’s event is like nothing you’ve ever done. (more…)
September 30, 2014
Archery Tag at G-Force Karts!
At G-Force Karts, we constantly evolve our business in order to offer the most exciting, adrenaline packed and unique entertainment activities in Richmond. Whether you’re a racing fanatic, a paintball marksman, or a lasertag adventurer, there’s a thrill for you at G-Force!
Today, we are super excited to announce our newest experience: Archery Tag! (more…)
September 8, 2014
G-Force Karts needs your help to get to the top!
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already hooked on the pulse-pounding thrill ride that is the G-Force Experience. Who can blame you? With insanely fast go-karts, an awesome lasertag arena and Richmond’s only indoor paintball course, we’ve got your fix!
So return the favor, and leave us a review on TripAdvisor!
If you’ve never used TripAdvisor before, prepare to be hooked! TripAdvisor is a phenomenal resource for traveling. It contains reviews for hotels, taxi services, restaurants, attractions, and more – basically all the stuff you’d want to know if you were on a trip out of town or looking for new things to do around Richmond.
We recently asked our fans via social media and email to to give us some honest reviews online, and with the help of all our recent reviews, we’ve climbed up into the top 10 highest rated things-to-do in Richmond! We can’t thank you guys enough for your support!
We’re going to be honest though – just like the high-speed racers on our track, we want to get to the #1 pole position.
If you’re as big of a fan of what we do as we hope, take a minute, sign up for TripAdvisor, and let us know what you think! Not only will this help to share the G-Force Experience, but it will also provide valuable insight into the things we are doing well and the things you’d like to see improved. We know we aren’t perfect, but man… we’d like to be!
Head over to the G-Force TripAdvisor page and let us know what you think of G-Force. With your help, we can get to that #1 Pole Position for things to do in Richmond!
July 18, 2014
Ever wanted to share the G-Force experience with a friend or loved one, or show a rookie the tracks? With G-Force’s new 2-seat go kart, you can!
G-Force Stands Atop the Karting World
We are super excited, honored and proud of our standing as one of the only indoor tracks in the United States to offer a two seater kart! There are hundreds of indoor karting tracks nationwide, but Sodi saw fit to test these products right here in Richmond, at G-Force Karts. If that doesn’t tell you what G-Force is all about, nothing will!
The “Sodi 2-Drive” Go Kart
The two seater kart, known as the “Sodi 2-Drive” is ideal for younger, newer drivers and as a great training tool for racers too young to drive on their own (hey dad… get that young’en ready now, man!).
Our Sodi 2- Drives allows younger drivers to experience the thrill, speed and feel of indoor karting, while offering the driver the ability to restrict the passengers ability to have any real impact on turning, speed or performance. These karts are state of the art, featuring vented disc brakes, huge, beefy axles, and 4-point restraint system. If you so choose, we can enable steering from either the driver or the passenger side, but from what we’ve seen so far…we will likely not activate the passenger side all that often.
These Karts Fly!
Even though the Sodi 2-Drive is purpose built as a training kart, it’s still got a ton of power under the hood! They easily maintain the same speed and control as our other karts.
G-Force has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the world of karting. We’ve always experimented with new equipment, racetrack configurations, karts, and anything that might improve your overall experience and racing performance.
Stop in, take a test drive in these unique double seat karts, and help G-Force usher in the next generation of high performance go kart racing! Please contact G-Force Karts online with any questions on our two seater karts, or call us at (804) 228-0188. As always… “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at Richmond’s best indoor karting track, G-Force Karts!
June 13, 2014
At G-Force Karts, we’re proud of our standing as an indoor karting industry leader! For over 13 years, we’ve maintained a standard of excellence in product, experience and customer care that few nationwide can claim.
Our high speed, gas powered karts deliver an exciting and intense racing experience, but we don’t stop there. With indoor paintball and laser tag, G-Force in Richmond offers three intense activities that will surely keep your heart pumping.
That being said, we are always looking to improve upon your overall experience. As new technologies emerge and new indoor experiences arise, we stay hungry to maintain our position in your mind as the go-to source for indoor excitement in Virginia.
It’s lonely at the top, but hey, we like it that way!
With Success Comes Competition
With success comes competition! “Me too” karting places are popping up all over the country to compete for a piece of the large indoor karting market, and Richmond is no exception. Since indoor karting hit the United States about 18 years ago, the industry continues to see an influx of new karting tracks. In fact, almost 100 indoor karting facilities operate in the United States in 2014, and that number continues to grow.
Some of these new tracks are run very well by folks who know karting and racing inside and out, while other tracks struggle. It all depends on ownership. At G-Force, our ownership team has 13+ years of tweaking, experimenting, and improving our facility.
Just like anything worth doing for a living, it takes several years to truly understand your product or service. Indoor karting is no exception. Experts say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master something. We can say with confidence: we have truly mastered the art of indoor karting!
Competition Breeds Innovation
With new competition comes creativity, innovation, and a need to constantly adapt and improve our product and experience. At G-Force, we embrace the need to constantly improve, hence over the past few years we’ve added new karts, updated our indoor karting track, added new barriers, removed our inflatables in favor of our hugely popular indoor paintball, re-modeled our lounge area, and improved the all around customer experience.
Sleep tight in knowing we’ve got some big improvements coming that will change everything you thought you knew about G-Force Karts. Enough said for now…
Even with all the improvements and upgrades, we never lost sight of what is truly important to our long standing success and reputation: Your Customer Experience! We pride ourselves on maintaining an extremely high standard in racing excellence, which shows in our enormous membership base, high membership renewal rates and repeat business. Truth is, if you didn’t appreciate the value and overall experience of what we offer, you wouldn’t come back!
Adjustable Pedals, Seats and Weights
In keeping with theme of the overall customer experience, we do offer a few racing options at G-Force that few indoor tracks nationwide can claim.
First, we provide an 8 minute race experience for every race. This is HUGE for us! Many karting tracks will charge the same amount as G-Force per race, but only give you a 5-6 minutes of actual racing time. We could certainly do the same thing, and we’d probably make more money, but you, as our customer, ultimately would feel slighted. It’s in our best interest to run 8 minute races. Trust us: if you haven’t raced here before, 8 minutes on a high speed indoor kart track like G-Force seems like 30 minutes!
Next, we really feel strongly that adjustable settings on our karts are an absolute must in order to customize the racing experience for each racer. When you sit in one of our gas powered high speed karts, you can adjust both your pedals and your seat, so that you can ride as comfortably as possible at high speeds.
We also counter-balance (ie weight balance) our karts for the more competitive racers. If a trophy or even just bragging rights are on the line, you want an equal playing field. We can add or remove weight from your kart so that you and your buddy/challenger are on equal footing. For our popular events like ironman challenges and enduro races, weight balancing is crucial.
How Can We Improve Your Experience?
While we know we could rest on our laurels as an undisputed karting leader, we won’t do that. That is not what got us here and that is not how we will continue to dominate the indoor karting market.
That being said, we welcome your feedback! How can we improve your experience? If you’ve raced at other tracks, how do they compare to G-Force? Did they offer any special value, experience or thrill that we could consider also?
You, our core customer, are our top priority. Let us know how we can continue to deliver an excellent racing, paintball and lasertag experience, and we will never stop looking for ways to improve.
Call us anytime and let us know how we’re doing! Call (804) 228-0188 or contact G-Force Karts online. Regardless of whether you’re new to karting or a seasoned vet, know that you can truly “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at G-Force Karts!
May 7, 2014
Summer is quickly approaching! While we’re sure you’ve got a few things lined up for your kids already, we’ve got something in store for you for this summer that will make it the best yet: Our new summer camp! 5 straight days of the G-Force Experience – what kid could ask for more?
Our new summer camp will offer a variety of activities for your kids to enjoy. On top of the hallmarks of the G-Force experience, which includes tons of racing, paintball and lasertag, we’ll also be mixing in water balloon contests, Nintendo competitions, tie-dye t-shirt making events, movies, and much more! We’ll provide lunch at noon, and snacks/drinks all day long to our campers – so no need to pack any food! We’re able to cater to children’s special dietary needs as well.
Our week long summer camps will be hosted on the week of July 14th, July 21st, August 18th and August 25th. The camps run Monday to Friday, and the fun begins each day at 8:00 AM and goes until 5pm! If you have a work conflict and can’t make it on time for pick up, just let us know – We are flexible and are happy to work out special accommodations.
If you are interested in taking on the G-Force Experience at the G-Force Summer Camp, you’ll need to sign up as soon as possible. There are only 12 spots open each week and just like our racers, they will go fast!
You can find all of the details about the G-Force Summer Camp here, and if you have any questions feel free to contact us, or call us at 804-228-0188!
We are looking forward to helping 4 groups of kids Experience The Thrill of Racing this summer… at our brand new Summer Camp at G-Force Karts!
April 21, 2014
Pumped for Race Weekend? We are too! But just like everything else at G-Force, we like to turn it all the way up to 11 – so we’re making this weekend even more extreme by offering a SWEET deal on Race Day!
This Saturday, we’re giving you the keys to the facility! From 10am to 5pm for only $75 (with reservation), you’ll have the whole G-Force Experience open to you. Whether you want to race your heart out on the track, tackle our jungle-themed lasertag course, or experience the intense, one-of-a-kind thrill of our indoor paintball arena, we’ve got you covered with unlimited access. Additionally, our Race Day crew will have access to the party room to cool off and relax between races and rounds. We’re going to cap this event at 75 people to make sure everyone gets their money’s worth – so make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot ASAP!
As always, the super karts will be available to those qualified to race them – and days like these are a great way to get your qualification done if you haven’t already. If you’re not qualified yet though, no worries! Our regular adult karts are still incredibly fast. Put them on our recently redesigned track, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a Race Day adrenaline rush!
Contact us online or call us at (804)228-0188 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions. We’ll see you on Race Day!
March 18, 2014
OH… you didn’t know? You better ask somebody!!!!
The pure rush, intensity and excitement you feel when race, play paintball or lasertag at G-Force Karts in Richmond is an authentic and genuine experience unlike anything else! (more…)
February 18, 2014
If you are reading this, you probably already know that G-Force Karts is known throughout Richmond for our incredibly high powered indoor karts, Jungle-themed lasertag arena, and Richmond’s only indoor paintball experience!
What you might not know is why we run gasoline powered go karts, in comparison with the option of running electric go karts. Just like with your automobile, there can be a substantial difference in how a gas kart vs. electric kart rides, feels, performs and lasts. With top Super-Karts speeds of up 45 miles per hour, all of our huge fleet of gasoline powered karts will truly test your ability to skillfully navigate a well oiled machine around an indoor race track laced with hairpin turns! That being said, both gas and electric karts are, without question, tons of fun. However, for us, there are some key sticking points as to why, just like the big boys in Nascar or IndyCar, we choose to run gas powered karts!
January 21, 2014
There is nothing more important to us at G-Force than our members!
Over the last 12 years, we’ve built our indoor karting, lasertag and (new) indoor paintball business on the continued growth and support of our loyal members. The least we can do is show you all how much we value your business and your commitment to G-Force!
November 22, 2013
Ho, ho, ho indeed! Santa Jason came tumbling down the G-Force chimney (or was that the air ventilation duct?) early this year, just to announce our 2013 Holiday Firesale!
After dusting off all the soot, dirt and grime, Santa Jason decided to do something a little different for our Holiday Firesale… and no, it does not involve any of Mrs. Clause’s mischievous friends. (more…)
November 12, 2013
We are proud to announce three “Unlimited” offers (one for karting and one for paintball)! We’ve run unlimited karting for some time now, but not all of our customers know about these great deals. On the flip side, we are just now launching unlimited paintball! See below for a quick breakdown of our special unlimited pricing specials: (more…)
October 28, 2013
HO! HO! HO! Santa Jason is coming to town, and he’s bringing holiday hours and a special holiday gift card sale (details coming soon… hang tight you little goblins!).
You may already know this, but with colder weather and longer nights come busy, busy times at G-Force. If you’re family is like ours, you’ve got plenty of out-of-town visitors for the holidays every year. There’s no better place to take them (or to get away from them) then G-Force! Whether you’re looking to race on our newly redesigned go kart track, trying to survive a round of intense indoor paintball, or navigating through our jungle-themed lasertag arena, we’ve got something for you this holiday season! (more…)
October 18, 2013
Be careful what you wish for, you G-Force loyalists!
Over the past few months, we’ve received a lot of requests for our most loyal members, for us to modify our 1/4 indoor track back to the “original” track layout (from several years back). Ask and you shall receive! (more…)
September 30, 2013
With all the hype we’ve had recently over our new super karts and the new indoor paintball arena, we hope you guys haven’t forget about our killer laser tag arena!
So…you know what laser tag is, right? Of course you do. Here’s how laser tag works at G- Force: (more…)
September 17, 2013
Summer is over for Richmond, and cold weather is just around the corner! If you’re like many moms and dads, and you still have an upcoming birthday to plan, G-Force has a number of perfect birthday party ideas to make your birthday party memorable and exciting. With RVA’s only indoor karting track, we’ve got the perfect facility for a cool-weather birthday! If you’d like to do more than just race, we’ve got Richmond’s only indoor paintball arena, plus a huge jungle-themed lasertag arena. (more…)
August 27, 2013
How to Clean a Paintball Gun
You may consider cleaning your paintball marker one of the more boring tasks when it comes to paintball. However, it may be one of the most important things you do. Keeping your paintball gun clean and well-kept can make all of the difference out on the field. Having your gun jam or shooting inaccurately can only lead to catastrophe for you and your team.
What is exactly the best way to clean your paintball gun? Below, we’ve outlined a step by step guide that easily outlines and breaks down the steps in cleaning a paintball gun. A small disclaimer before we begin… These are general guidelines to follow; each gun is made differently and may require unique/different steps to clean your gun. If your owner’s manual says something different than what is listed below, then follow those directions. We don’t want you messing up your gun and having more expenses because of our blog post. This is just a helpful guide. (more…)
July 26, 2013
When it comes to summer birthday ideas, look no further than G Force Karts! Summer is a perfect time to book your birthday party with us. Why? Plain and simple: supply and demand. Summer is slower for birthdays, so as a parent you are much more likely to be able to reserve exactly what you want, when you want…with less lead time!
During fall and winter, we are just slam packed with birthday parties all weekend, every weekend. Sometimes we end up opening early on the weekends just to accommodate demand. Point being: summer is not quite as crazy, which is great for you! No standing in line outside at a hot amusement park, no “run of the mill” pool parties…just pure adrenaline, excitement and intensity! (more…)
July 11, 2013
Richmond’s Only Indoor Paintball Experience… feedback thus far
So far, so good! We just launched Richmond’s only indoor paintball arena at G Force just a few weeks back, and our feedback thus far has been extremely positive. We’ve listened to your feedback and continue to make improvements every step of the way, to bring you the most gripping experience possible. (more…)
June 25, 2013
You’ve seen the social media status updates…you might have received a few emails. By now, you probably realize that we’re launching Richmond’s only Indoor Paintball arena!
We (and by we, we really mean Jason) spent a while tearing down the massive inflatable setup, to make room for paintball. Now…its time to get in the game. (more…)