A 5K For the Kid In You

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There is a huge trend across the country right now to compete in challenge races that will push you to the edge of your mental and physical limits.  There are races that keep you up for days, trading places with the crazy friends who convinced you running or riding your bike in pitch black for 3 hours at 3AM was a good idea.  And there are races that combine both those races together.  The Tough Mudder, Dirty Dash, Ragnar, and any plain long-distance race are always going to be impressive finishes.  Today, however, let me introduce you to a wholly different kind of race that your inner-child is going to love...

Technically a 5K, this race is so much more than just running.  The course is dotted with bounce house obstacles to climb, run through, slide down, and enjoy; all while racing towards the finish line. You can be a serious competitor, but you might be one in a sea of fun-loving adventure seekers laughing as they battle their way through to the end together.  It's a race for families, friends, parents and kids, college roommates, guys looking to meet light-hearted girls (and vice versa), maybe even a dog or two.  



The great news?  The Great Inflatable Race is coming to Salt Lake City in May!  For more information, check out their website FAQ's.  

I know this is a race that you will love being a part of!  It seems like a little ways off, but registration prices will go up as the date gets closer...

Use code "FREEMPLES" to receive 
$10 off your registration fees.
(Registration includes T-shirt, sunglasses, and race access)

Doesn't this look like crazy fun!
Tell me who you want to run this race with you?

Don't want to run, but still want to be there?
I'll be volunteering-sign up & come join me!
Or, spectators are welcome of course-
it's free to watch or buy the spectator pack and wear your t-shirt & glasses proudly.

Not near Salt Lake City and wondering if there's one for you?
Check out the nationwide locations here...

Comments

  1. This looks like a lot of fun!! :) I would totally try something like this.. though I'm really not a huge fan of races in general. Running is the absolute worst for me.. I'd rather do any other type of exercise haha

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  2. What fun this would be for children of all ages and wish I could race with you! Thank you!

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  3. OMG I would totally do this I am a super big kid! I wish it was coming to ATL!!

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  4. I would love to do this. I thought the Color Run was fantastic, but I think this one just might beat it.

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  5. Oooh, it sure does sound like crazy fun. I love how races these days are getting more and more creative that people from different ages can enjoy. I would love to try this kind of race.

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  6. My kids would love this kind of event. I remember when we were in Korea, they did this activity inside the Navy base.

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  7. What a great and fun way to get people involved in running and being active. I think I'd love the bouncy castles and slides along the way too, as would my toddler! :)

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  8. This looks so fun. It's nice that they added variety with the use of obstacles and inflatables.

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  9. This is the first time I head of a race like this! I definitely want to try this race (or I secretly just want to be in the bouncy house, lol). Race + laugh = win!

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  10. This one looks like so much fun!!! I am going to have to see if its coming to Seattle this year!

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  11. Great idea! It looks like it would be a blast! Nice coupon code too.

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  12. This is one 5K I could see myself participating in! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  13. This looks awesome! Thanks for the discount code!!

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  14. This sounds like a lot of fun! Especially with the obstacles! I have to check and see if it's coming somewhere near me!

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  15. This looks like an amazing race. I would love to run with my husband as he is my running partner

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  16. I hope The Great Inflatable Race comes to a city near me soon! It sounds like such a fun race <3

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  17. I had never heard of this race before. I will look into it. lots of fun

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  18. Okay this sounds amazing! Like truly remarkable. This reminds me of my childhood and I would totally do it with friends!

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  19. This 5k sounds awesome! I'd totally do this! Thanks for sharing such a fun event!

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  20. You're welcome! I can't imagine a more fun way to spend that Saturday!

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  21. Isn't it fun once in awhile to get your friends together and do something crazy that reminds you of being a kid? I think you should do it!

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  22. Be sure to check out their locations page...so many cities in the works!

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  23. My husband is my running support, too. He's very nice to trot along beside me...

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  24. I hope it is! The obstacles might take a little more energy, but laughing all the way will make it great!

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  25. You're welcome! The race should be a blast!

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  26. I am training right now for my 1st 5K and think this would be a great one!

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  27. Thanks, Penny. I hope you get to use it!

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  28. They are coming to Seattle! The race is on July 25th-you should definitely do it!

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  29. Uh, bounce house wins everytime! I hope one comes near you!

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  30. I think even for serious runners, this race would be such a comic relief!

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  31. As a beginning runner, I completely agree-you've got to make it fun. I love that the last heat of the race is a family race where you can take your kids a long.

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  32. Oh, that sounds fun! Did you participate?

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  33. I also love going to races and seeing multi-generations running together. Makes a great way to spent time with family.

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  34. I haven't done the Color Run yet. But, yes, The Great Inflatable Race looks like a blast!

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  35. Atlanta is on the list of coming races-be sure to pre-register so you'll be first to know when they announced the date and place!

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  36. I hope you do when The Great Inflatable Race comes near you!

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  37. I have only just started training for my first 5k and some days feel exactly the same way! That's partly why I think this race would be so much fun-breaks up the monotony of running.

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  38. This 5K seems like so much fun! I want to do it. I've always seen so many of these obstacle course races and always wanted to do one. I just checked the locations and since i'll be in Florida for two months i'm hoping it's during the time i'm done there

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