Have fun, get dirty and then clean at Foam Fest
July 30, 2013
The 5K Foam Fest “adventure run” is Aug. 3 at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Crawl, swim, dance, walk, skip or jump your way through an obstacle course, the likes of which you may never have seen. You can enter on your own or in teams.
“Anything goes as long as you wear some clothes,” the event website says. “You will be running in foam, mud and water so you’ll want something that can get muddy, foamy and that allows you the freedom to move and groove.
“Costumes are the coolest and come with their own list of pros, so choose but choose wisely, my friends.”
T-shirts and medals will be handed out at the finish line.
“The goal is to have fun while running,” the website said. “We will have a race clock at the end of the race so you can internally take note how fast you ran the race, but you will not be given timing chips, and we encourage you to focus on the fun aspect of the race rather than the speed.”
Aside from the run, there are several activities including a foam pit, pull up bar and limbo contest. There is also a bounce house for children.
Proceeds from the event help Special Olympics Washington. Register before Aug. 2 and pay $70. On Aug. 2 or 3, the price is $80.
Included in your registration is a one-year subscription to a magazine of your choice — a $20 value. Select from Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Bicycling or Prevention.
Parking at the park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, is $10 for a day pass or $30 annually for a Discover Pass. Learn more about that at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Learn more about Foam Fest at http://5kfoamfest.com/Location/Index/16.