The Insane Inflatable 5K, a new, dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles will make its highly anticipated stop in Erie on Saturday. The event series is taking place in more than 70 cities across the United States, but the stop in Erie is one of only two in Pennsylvania.
The event will take place at Lake Erie Speedway. The first wave of runners leaves at 8:45 a.m. with additional waves leaving every 15 minutes until approximately 12:00 p.m. More than 1,500 participants are expected.
The 11 obstacles combine imagination, creativity, and most importantly, a dose of fun coupled with a touch of insanity. Five new obstacles have been added to the signature inflatables for the 2015 tour, all of which range in size and complexity. These include “Pure Misery,” a 100-foot obstacle testing strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance, “Jump Around,” the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 70 feet of bounce pad, and a Finish Line that combines bouncers’ favorite elements from all of the other obstacles into one crazy inflatable.
Registration remains open until event day, and is $64 until September 25, and $75 on event day. Children are welcome to participate, with a suggested minimum age of 8 years old and a minimum height requirement of 42”.
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania was selected to be the local charity partner of the race. Insane Inflatable 5K, a for-profit race series, will donate a portion of their proceeds to Autism Society NWPA based on volunteers provided to staff the event, runner donations, and an online fundraiser tool.
To volunteer at the event on behalf of Autism Society, sign up at http://nwpa-asa.org/how-to-help/volunteer-registration/.
“We are very excited to bring the fastest growing 5K fun run 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 bring it to 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.”
For more information and to register, visit www.insaneinflatable5k.com/erie-pa.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.
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