Ugh, I deleted my post before I realized that someone replied. You must have replied just as I was deleting. lol.
I think I figured it out. When adding a new event, I didn't notice that you could pick the keyboard....then you pick the key you want, which is the space bar for me. Then in actions I found I clicked system and "restart layout" and also "reset global variables to default" since I have a score system.
It's weird. I try things and can't figure them out, and then just as I ask in the forum I get it figured out not long after. Next time I'll just keep trying longer and then post if I really can't figure something out.
This game doesn't have levels.....it's more or less an obstacle course. Thanks for replying.