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Turn Foam into Cash!

ARE YOU THAT FRIEND THAT ALWAYS KNOWS ABOUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST?

thumbsup-top-picHow would you like to earn prizes and cash for telling people about the funnest 5k on Earth? We want you to help us spread the word about the epic obstacles, filthy fun, and of course, the foam. Our Foam Fanatics program rewards those who help us get their friends to sign up and in return they get some foamy love.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: First contact Kara at karav@roundhouseracing.com then she’ll shoot you an email with a custom discount code for $5 off which your friends will use to register. The more people who use your code, the better the prize you get. We’ll post weekly how many times your code has been used.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? WE THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK.

1 Person registering with your code = 1 Point

  • Get 3 points and get a $25 gift card to our merchandise store
  • Get 10 points and get a free pass to the race (already registered? No worries we’ll refund you)
  • Get 15 points and get a $100 gift card to our online store.
  • Get 20 points and get a Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS
  • Get 25 points and get a $125 gift card to your choice of Nike or Lululemon
  • Get 35 points and get a Go Pro hero 3 white edition
  • Get 50 points and get a Playstation 4
  • Get 75 points and get a 16 GB iPad air
  • Get 100 points and get $700 cash
  • Get 140 points and get a shrine for others to worship your awesomeness.. or a $1000 cash

*points can only be used one time. So if you cash in 50 points you do not get the prizes leading up to that.

HOW SHOULD YOU GET THE WORD OUT?

Word of Mouth- Use that yapper and tell your friends, co-workers, classmates and family, or essentially the people you talk with everyday. Social Media- Blast it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blog to all of your friends and followers. There’s one rule here: you can’t put your code on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or social media pages. Your code should go to your friends. You are welcome to put it on your social media pages just not ours.

RULES

1) This isn’t a spam contest! We don’t want you spamming anyone, it’s annoying. It’s cool to send an email or two to your friends but don’t just blast everyone you know everyday, that’s a great way to lose friends. 
2) If you post your code on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media outlets then you will be automatically disqualified with no prize options.
3) You helped a lot of people sign up but didn’t hear about this program until now? Sorry we can’t track this promotion without the use of your discount codes, but you built some awesome karma points! So make sure your friends use your discount when registering because we can’t apply it after the fact.
4) Referral Code cannot be used with any other offer.

Have any questions or a great idea to help us reach more people? Send us an email at karav@roundhouseracing.com!

New Obstacle for 2014: SkyFall

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Better hold your breath and count to ten! The name says it all! Our Skyfall obstacle will give you the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for!The Skyfall is an all new kind of runner’s high, literally! Become the next James Bond as you jump off a two story high platform onto a stunt bag, and live to tell the tale.

In case heights aren’t your thing, have no fear. This obstacle is part of our festival area, meaning you don’t have to do it to get your medal! Though, once you see how much your friends have in a action movie-like obstacle, we have a feeling you won’t want to miss it!

The Ultimate 5k Training Playlist

You submitted your suggestions, and now it’s here: The Ultimate 5k Training Playlist!

The playlist has over 150 songs and a little bit of everything for everyone. Check it out here and be sure to follow us on Spotify for more of the best workout playlists!

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New Obstacle for 2014: Monkey Business

monkey business yWe’re takin’ care of business, Monkey Style! Introducing the new obstacle for 2014: Monkey Business!

Monkey Business takes your childhood playground Monkey bars to a whole new level. It is a rectangular tower with meshed ropes to form ladders. Use these ropes to climb your way through to the other side. There’s even ropes on the top, so you can crawl across upside-down! Make sure you’ve been working out your arms, because you’ll need the strength to hold on tight. 

Also, don’t forget to give out a little “oo-oo, ah-ah” as you make your way across.

Help us make The Ultimate 5k Training Playlist and win a Foam Fest Tech-Tee!

Logo-headphoneMusic is proven to enhance your workout performance by up to 15%! We know those jams can help you move and groove, which is why we’re creating The Ultimate 5k Training Playlist. Though we’ve got our top choices, we need your help! We wanna know what tunes fuel your turbo mode and get you going. So enter your song for a chance to win a free T-Shirt from the 5k Foam Fest!

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5 Weeks to a 5k!

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So you may be a little rusty on the whole running thing. Whether it’s your first 5k or you haven’t been out to run lately because of this dreary winter, we want to make sure you are totally prepared for the 5k Foam Fest. The schedule will help you get from rest to a 5K in just 5 weeks! Here are some more tips and tricks to training before race day:

Strength training: Our race has obstacles, meaning you will be trudging through mud and climping up 2 story slides. Make sure you are strong enough for this!

Eat a balanced diet: Running is no fun when you feel weighed down by a jumbo burger, fries, and large soda. Make sure to skip the fats and obsessive carbs and get your veggie on.

Run with friends: If you don’t think you can do it by yourself, bring a friend. They can help motivate you to push farther than you have before!

Have Fun: Running is a lot better with a smile on your face, and who knows you might just make some friends along the way.

 

New Obstacles for 2014: The Festival Area- Get Free Tickets!

Have you ever read a book or watched a movie that you just didn’t want to end because it was so good? That’s how we think you’ll feel about Foam Fest. Good news! The fun doesn’t end after you run. After you take on the Death Drop, Lily Pads, and 15+ other obstacles, you and all your biggest fans are invited to the post race party in The Festival Area.

So what is the festival area? It’s filled with more obstacles, food, and merch so it’s pretty much a foamy carnival party. While you’re crawling in mud and sliding through foam, your friends and family can hang here till you meet up with them after the race. It’s the perfect way to let everyone- youngsters and grownups alike- get filthy clean with you on race day!

The best part of all, sign up today and get 14 FREE festival tickets (a $10 value!) with your registration.

Use the code: FESTIVAL

Check out a sneak peak at some of the obstacles coming in the festival area here!

The 6 People You’ll Meet at Foam Fest

  road runnerThe Road Runner- Sometimes we wonder if he ever stops running anywhere. From 5k’s to marathons, he’s there. You may even catch him jogging in place in the registration line. He brings the competition and will probably be the first one done in his heat. He gets the self-claimed title of winner, because at Foam Fest everyone gets a medal.freddie frat

Freddie Frat- The college kid, the party guy. He likes the foam that’s in his beer a little more than the foam on the course. Like Ke$ha, the party doesn’t start till he runs in. You’ll catch him with all of his friends, shot gunning a Mike’s Hard at the finish line.

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The New Girl- She may not have run a 5K before, but the thought of foam and obstacles was too enticing. She’ll let you go first at the top of the Death Drop, because she didn’t think the world record tall slide was really going to be that tall. The thought of all the mud scares her, but by the end of it she’ll love the new dirty look.mud gang

The Mud Mob- Forget the day at the spa, these gals are getting their mud baths at the Foam Fest. They are taking the day off from glamour and getting dirty. They come as a team to help each other in the foamy situations. Plus, you don’t truly know your friends until they are covered in foam.

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The Healthy Homemaker- She’s the Momma bear of family. While trying to keep track of Thing 1 and Thing 2, she’s finding activities that don’t involve video games and junk food for the family. Finally she can let the kids make mud pies and even join in on the fun too.

The Helpless Husband- Fortunately, he was dragged to the race by his wife, the Healthy Homemaker, but it turns out he ends up having a blast! His kids look up to him like a hero as he holds their hand through the mud pools and down the Death Drop. The Foam Fest gets him outta his comfort zone and into the world of active, foamy fun.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Fun at the Foam Fest 5k!

We know what you’re thinking, how could the Foam Fest get any more fun? Well here are a few suggestions to make your awesome weekend, extremely awesome!

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1)      Bring your friends- What’s more fun than slip n’ sliding your way through a foamy obstacle course? Doing it with your friends! Even if they don’t run the race, we have an all new festival area for your biggest fans. Plus, as you get down and dirty, you’ll want someone there to have dry clothes and take pictures for you.

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2)      Make a weekend out of it- Did you know all of our venues have a host hotel you get a discount at through the 5k Foam Fest! If you’re coming from far away or just need to get out of the city for the weekend, grab some friends and stay at the hotel near the venue! Even better, you won’t have to clean your own shower after you wash off all the mud! You can find the host hotel by going here (http://www.5kfoamfest.com/Home/Locations then clicking on your venue, then lodging.

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3)      Come in costume- Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day of the year you get to dress up. Foam Fest is all about the crazy costumes. Last year we had everything from a wedding couple, to loofas and super heroes! What will we see you in this year?

Advice: Practice running in your costume and know how the fabric feels when it gets wet. You won’t want to be stuck on race day in a costume that is just not working for you.

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4)      Training- The 5K Foam Fest is for beginners and hard core runners alike, but it’s going to be a lot more fun if you start exercising before race day. Don’t get stuck in the mud (literally) on race day as you try to cross the treacherous mud pits or balance on the log roller. Get training and you are sure to do better on race day.

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5)      Take before and after pictures- A picture is worth a thousand words but having fun is worth a million! We want to see how foamtastically dirty you get, so take pictures before and after and post them on Instagram with the hashtag “#5kfoamchallengeCITYNAME”! We’ll pick one winner from each location to get free Foam Fest gear! *The city name will change depending on the city your event is in. Stay tuned on race day to find out your specific hashtag!

We know, it seems impossible to get even better, but using these tips you can make Foam Fest the highlight of your year! Can’t wait to see you there!

How you can change the world this year by running!

Was this year’s resolution to be a little less selfish and a little more giving? So you gave a bum a dollar, and you think you have done your good deed for the year. Well we know you can do more to help by doing something you already love: Running!

You know that awesome after-run endorphin filled feeling you get?  What if we told you that it can feel even better?

The Solution: Running for a cause.

Charities are always looking for donations. Whether it is a couple hours of your time, a few cans of food, or that over-sized coat you bought 4 years ago and have only worn once. These are all valuable to charities, but like any business, even more valuable is money. Charities need money to fund their projects from building schools to finding cures for cancer. That’s why running for a cause is one of the most charitable things you can do this year.

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The Foam Fest 5K is not only about fitness and fun, but also philanthropy! We want to help those in need. That’s why a large part of our proceeds this year will be going to A Child’s Hope Foundation and other local charities. By running in Foam Fest, you are also helping build orphanages for children.

Most runs donate to charities, but if they don’t, pick a cause you are most passionate about and ask people to sponsor you. Ask family, friends, coworkers and even businesses to help you raise money by running. It’s a good way to make friends and be part of a greater good.

We hope that this year you choose to run not only for yourself, but for those in need by running for a cause. It’s sure to make your runner’s high even higher and change the world one step at a time!