Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Foam Fest

This was a silly, fun event.  Jen heard about it on the radio.  The promotion must have been working because many of the obstacles had line ups.  They have to fix that. People won't stand for a long wait. 

I told the kids it was an obstacle course based on the TV show Wipeout.  They like the show, so everyone agreed to participate.  I was down $150 just in registrations for them, so I skipped entering myself, and just went to watch.  
She can go first
That's the Death Drop in the distance behind them.  Rather than a grueling test of fitness and courage, it was a set of bouncy castles and slip-and-slides.

Leaping from the Death Drop
It took them over an hour and a half to navigate the 5 km course.  Installed at the Boler Mt ski hill, the run looked tough.  They were up and down the hill several times.  There were waits at some of the equipment, but that let the slow catch up to the fast, so the group tended to stay together.  Everyone got their wind back and was ready for another hike over the hill.
Foam in the face
Many of the competitors arrived back at the finish covered in mud, but my kids jumped over that pit and were clean.  The worst of it was the final slide, face first into the foam.  Soap up the nose, down the shirt, and all clean.  I'm glad they had a good time and got some exercise. 

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