The 11 Crazy Obstacles You Will Face in the Insane Inflatable 5k and How To Conquer Them
Not just any 5k run, the Insane Inflatable 5k is like a bounce house for grown-ups. Preview the 11 obstacles you will meet on the course and plot your strategy.
The challenge begins right from the start. Climb up the front side and slide down the back.
Tip: Don't expend all your energy here by sprinting up the stairs. Just climb steadily and enjoy the ride down the back.
You've got to make your way through 22 feet of yoga balls looking to crush you as other runners pinball off them.
Tip: The fastest way may be along the walls but where's the fun in that?
It's like mile 20 in a marathon: the wall. This fortification is 20' high and 80' long.
Tip: Grab a rope on the way up for assistance.
Up and over and THROUGH as you climb, slide, climb again and dodge inflatable blockades.
Tip: You may be able to go under instead of around some of these hanging obstacles.
Make your way up the hill, then slide down into this inflatable’s challenging depths only to be shot out the back end!
Tip: Close-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing makes the slide down more enjoyable.
It's like a million giant beach balls at an outdoor Summer concert.
Tip: Duck your head as you go in but be sure to look all around you as balls are bouncing everywhere!
Sure, it looks calm but there are big waves lurking beneath the surface.
Tip: Be sure your shoes are laced tight for this one. Also, staying toward the center makes this easier so you don't get bounced into the side walls.
The mattress run will challenge your balance and agility.
Tip: Stay out of the holes- they just slow you down. It is much easier to run between them.
The big balls are back and this time they are swinging!
Tip: Timing is everything.
Remember everything you just did? Here it is all together at the end.
Tip: This is it- leave it all on the field! Go for it!
OK, this isn't really an obstacle. After you finish the 5k, hit the Midway for live music, food & beverages, games, sponsor tents and official ii5k merch.
Celebrate, you earned it!