I will be the first to admit that I actually did take too many pictures during our 3.1 miles yesterday but I like taking pictures. And I like running (especially if it is with my family and we are sliding through an obstacle course with millions of bubbles while having to dodge kickballs).
If you are looking for a fun and active family or friend activity to do… the Hit and Run 5k is the one for you. I am pretty sure we were laughing the entire time.
Also huge congrats to my nephew for running 3.1 miles… a personal distance record and he rocked it.
Our wave was at 11 a.m. and things started off with a dance competition. That is my BIL and he won (they gave him a pair of JayBird BlueBuds!). I was so proud of him and people were very impressed with his flips and tricks. He needs to go on So You Think You Can Dance.
Our first obstacle was running through a trillion bubbles and huge balls that were rolling all over the place.
Next up was an obstacle course that ended with a slide. Say hello to my sisters leg in the bottom corner…
This one was hilarious. The wall doors would open randomly and push people down the slide and they also had people throwing balls at you as you went by. 1 out of 4 of us made it across.
And my personal favorite was bouncing from ball to ball to ball.
I am pretty sure this race was my BIL’s and nephew’s idea of heaven. My nephew kept saying it was the best day of his life (exaggerating clearly does not run in our family).
I definitely fell off of this one. It was harder than it looks. The volunteers were really awesome and helpful. This volunteer would run along the side of most people cheering them on as they went. He was great!
Another obstacle course. It only took me 4 tries to get up the second wall. My sister beat me on this one by 40 seconds.
Actually this one was my favorite obstacle.
You had to run along that beam while dodging balls and those pillars. It was crazy slippery and the two of us did not make it across.
In between each obstacle you would run about a quarter of a mile until you reached the next one. They also had a water station along the way.
The last obstacle. I did not want to fall into that water so I took my time. Those balls rotated around the entire thing knocking people in the water left and right.
I think my BIL fell in 6 times or something like that.
By the end we were shocked that we had gone 3.1 miles because we were just thinking about the obstacles the entire time and getting excited for what was next.
They had hot chocolate for all of the runners at the end which always wins points in my book. I would highly recommend trying this race out. My nephew made me promise to do it with him every year… an easy promise for me to make.