I have just 3 words to say about this! Bounce House 5k. I am just kidding. I have way more to say about this race than that. I had the privilege to be able to participate in the Insane Inflatable 5k OCR race. Let me tell you what, this race makes you feel like a kid again.
Okay now into what you guys really want to know about. The race itself. Well, after arriving at the race site and paying our $10 fee to park, we walked up to the venue. Check in was kind of, how do I say this, cluster of crazy! With this race I highly recommend coming at least an hour before your race. I say this because their where only 4 lanes open to register people in. If you missed your wave from standing in the lines for like forever, then you where denied the privilege to race. To me that is crap because most people got their 30 min. early and missed there wave by 5 minutes and where denied entry because of this. They at least should have a designated wave at the end for those who couldn't make it to registration on time. So many people were angry and to be honest, I really don't blame them. I got their 2 hours early and it took me 45 min to get to the registration person. Other than that, the race wasn't that bad. Not saying it was horrible but it wasn't the best either. To get into the corral to do your wave, you were squeezed into the corral that was not big enough to fit everyone that was in that time slot but we all had to fit so we could run our waves. I got my rear grabbed quite a few times and my boobs a few well. So I stood as close as I could to my team mate Peggy. Making sure to hold hands so we didn't get separated by people trying to push into the starting area.
Once race started, it was kind of fun. Well other than the lines and the kid at the Big Balls obstacle. Throwing a ball as hard as he could and hitting my team mate in the face with it. I wanted to pull that kid aside and give him a few words but we just left it to keep from getting even madder. When I mean lines, I mean you are waiting from 10-45 min per obstacle. They were fun yet if we had to wait any longer for some of them, we would have just gone around them like others did. The one that was the funniest, yet the worst was the finish line. The volunteers where making everyone take off their shoes. Most people waited to take them off till they were at the front ready to go on. This made the line a 45 min wait to do the only obstacle you couldn’t go around. My favorite one happened to be the wettest. It was called Jump Around. Let’s just say I dodged the gun on this by maybe a foot or 2. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
So all in all it was a fun race. A little unorganized and the volunteers needed a little more supervision. Other than that it was fun. Makes me want to do it again!