5K Foam Fest – Kansas City

This past weekend was a busy one. It started on Saturday with one of my favorite addictions, a 5k obstacle course with my friends. I broke into this hobby about 2 years back by running 5k races as a challenge to get in shape. Last year it turned into an obsession with mud runs and I refuse to look back. There is no better way to get a challenging workout than to complete one of these fun races. Not only are they a blast but you end with a feeling of accomplishment that last for days until those sore muscles start to forgive you. This past weekend we did the 5K Foam Fest which is a twist on a mud run that alternates between mud based obstacles and foam based obstacles. While the day started out cold it warmed up to about 55 degrees by the time we got to running at 11am. Thank goodness because I wasn’t looking forward to freezing for an hour, though maybe I would have run faster if it was cold! The talented CraftingChrissy took ownership of my camera and got some pretty amazing shots. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you guys now that I have had a chance to look through them all.

A young girl chasing after the foam as it blows away in the wind.

A young girl chasing after the foam as it blows away in the wind.

Obstacles included foam filled bouncy houses.

Obstacles included foam filled bouncy houses.

Feats of strength were required to get over the top of some obstacles.

Feats of strength were required to get over the top of some obstacles.

The photographer kept herself busy meeting the wildlife while we were out of site.

The photographer kept herself busy meeting the wildlife while we were out of site.

By the end of the race we were pretty filthy but all that soap must mean that we were still clean!

By the end of the race we were pretty filthy but all that soap must mean that we were still clean!

We have another one coming up in less than two weeks and I am already excited, hoping that those winter temperatures hold out for just a little longer! Is there anyone else out there addicted to obstacle races or other fun runs? Which ones are your favorite?

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