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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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Foamy Philanthropy

IMG_1275This was a letter received by Nicole just a few weeks after the LA Foam Fest. Anyone who has lost their license before knows that the chances of getting it back are slim to none, especially between obstacles of mud and foam!

At Foam Fest, we’re all about philanthropy! Every small act of kindness counts. Whether it be helping someone who lost something or just a smile to a stranger, we think being charitable is pretty great.

We love this story because it shows the genuine kindness in the Foamster community. So give someone a little help, or even just give them a smile and in the words of this anonymous letter sender, stay active!

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 Running a 5K Can Actually Improve Your Career This Year

images It’s a New Year and after hearing this past years performance review, you might be more determined to do better than ever this year. It’s a little known secret that daily exercise can help make you more successful. In fact, in a 5 year study by Tom Corley says that wealthy people exercise 3 to 4 times a week. No, you probably won’t get a million dollar bonus or become Apple’s CEO just because you can run 3.1 miles, but the habit of running and exercise helps you become your best, which will help you get that raise or promotion.  The following are benefits that running a 5K can have on your career:

Stress Relief- Work can be stressful. Let’s rephrase that, work IS stressful. Unless you get paid to watch Netflix or play with kittens, it’s likely you will deal with some sort of stress at work. Dealing with this stress day after day, hour after hour, isn’t helping your health or letting you think as clearly, and this is affecting your success. Daily exercise allows you to take a break, sweat out the bad and start anew with a clear mind. Bonus tip: Listen to “Hakuna Matata” as you stretch post-workout.

Happier- Do you roll out of bed and dread going to work? Well consider exercising your new morning happy pill! Recommended Dosage: 30 minutes, once a day, 5 days a week. That’s a doctor’s note you don’t have to struggle to read. Exercising can boost your mood for hours, which will help dealing with angry customers (or bosses!) that much easier. In the words of Bob Marley, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

Raises Confidence- Exercising helps you look better, which helps you feel better, which helps you do better. Walk into important presentations feeling like people are listening to what you say, not staring at the rolls that may have gotten a little bigger than you wanted over Christmas. There isn’t time for middle school awkwardness in the workplace. Having confidence will help you to work harder and present yourself better, which is a golden key to success.

Overall, we know that exercise can only benefit you, not only in your health but in your career. Be more successful than ever this year by exercising to relieve stress, be happier, and raise your confidence!