Insane Inflatable 5K Bounces Back in 2016 | Sports Destination Management

Insane Inflatable 5K Bounces Back in 2016

Aug 01, 2016
National Inflatable Obstacle Race to Make Erie Stop for Second Time in August 2016

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the Insane Inflatable 5K will make its return to Lake Erie Speedway on Saturday, August 20. The dynamic fun run series will make stops in more than 110 cities this year, with more than half of its obstacles being brand new for the 2016 tour.

The 5K course features 11 total obstacles that combine imagination, creativity, and a dose of fun. Six obstacles are new for the 2016 tour, all of which range in size and complexity.  Those obstacles include “Crash Course,” 118-feet of peaks and valleys with hanging obstacles in between; “Waverunner,” with long, wavy speed bumps; “The Mad House,” which challenges runners to climb, weave, and maneuver their way through the 24-foot-high intricate inflatable; and “The Humps,” which features three 15-foot high peaks and a slide at the end.

The Insane Inflatable 5K is designed to be accessible to everybody – from competitive runners looking for a different type of challenge, to weekend warriors looking for the next great obstacle run, and even those armchair athletes looking to try something fun and new.

The event debuted in Erie in 2015, seeing nearly 2,000 participants from across the region.

Registration is open now for $57 through July 15, with prices increasing through event day. The first wave of runners is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., with waves leaving every half an hour through 11:30 a.m. Spectators may attend at no cost.

“We are very excited to bring the fastest growing 5K fun run back to Erie,” said Stuart Kaul, Director of Events for Insane Inflatable 5K. “This is a great event with something for everyone – families and friends alike – with the biggest takeaway being a few hours of healthy fun and camaraderie.”

“There is no event quite like the Insane Inflatable 5K, and we are excited to have it in Erie,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Our hope is that families and participants from all across the region will come to Erie to experience such a fun, unique event.”

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