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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.

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.

the new girl

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.

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!

New Obstacle for 2014: The Body Washer

Foam Fest is a mud run and you can count on getting a dirty, but were announcing an obstacle that will leave you a little cleaner! This is what happens when you mix The Foam Fest 5K and a car wash. We present: The Body Washer!

The Body Washer is a tunnel with three sections that simulate a car washing cycle. First, soap up by entering a room of pure foam. Then scrub down as you run through a maze of sponges as taller than you. Finally, your invited to rinse off at the mini pool party at the end. Bring your rubber ducky because getting cleaner hasn’t been this fun since your 5 year old self took a bubble bath! Scrubba-dub-dub.

Note: The Body Washer is not to be used to replace a real shower after the race. You will still have dirt between your toes, mud behind your ears, and we know your Mother raised you better than that.

Instagram Trends to Leave in 2013

The New Year means a new you, so shouldn’t your Instagram profile reflect your new persona?

2013 was a good year. You traveled somewhere tropical, you bought a new cute dress, you saw a beautiful sunset, and let’s guess, you probably Instagrammed each of these moments. Your friends absolutely needed to see your toes in the sand, the adorable bow on the back of your dress, and the sunset that faded an odd hue of orange. You probably even made a Flipgram of pictures from throughout the year on January 1st, 2014. But times are changing and your Instagram should too.

barack-obama-selfie-1024x768 Limit the Selfies- You looked really good today, as you did yesterday, the day before that, and you probably will tomorrow too. Selfie may have been the word of the year for 2013 and yes, even Obama is doing it, but it’s time to move on from the mirror pics and the duck lips on social media. Remember your profile represents your life. We don’t need to see that you got ready today again. There is one exception though, a selfie of you covered in foam running a 5K, because that’s more than a selfie, it’s a healthy.

xl_2874_food-photography-tp-1 Food- That burger and fries looks delicious, but were stuck at work till 6 and without lunch today, so the jealousy is more anger of how hungry we are than how jealous we are of your life. If you baked a giant cake and decorated it like a burger, that’s awesome and we want to see it, if not, leave the McDonald’s menu to yourself.

 

download SMS Conversations- “LOL, <3 you” and “LOL, love you too” isn’t really pertinent to anyone else other than the person who the conversation was with originally. That’s why it was a text message between just you two in the first place. It’s not that we don’t care, it’s just that, well, we really don’t care.

2014 is bound to be full of tons of new experiences, laughs, and adventures, just make sure you don’t fall into the cliché traps of selfies, food, and text messages. Also be sure to follow the Foam Fest 5K’s Instagram, @5kfoamfest.

1st of 6 NEW Obstacles for 2014- The Log Roll

We are bent on making everything bigger and better. Sometimes that requires us to do something completely new all together. Instead of thinking that our ideas were the best thing since indoor plumbing, we went to you, our fans, looking for new obstacle ideas. Here is one of the six new obstacles that we totally bought into.

 Thank you Shelly Rollins for inspiring… the Log Roll

this is one of six new obstacles for the Foam Fest 2014 season- the log rollthis is one of six new obstacles for the Foam Fest 2014 season- the log roll

This baby will inspire a little more tree hugging from everyone. Once you get to the platform you’ll find yourself face to face with a 24’ foot long steel pipe wrapped in Styrofoam. Get your hug on cuz there is no other way across the pond beneath. Try walking across but we warned you to wear your water wings! While it is something that your average joe (no offense joe) can do, we can promise that it will be a challenge to even you endurance tree huggers!

5k Foam Fest teams up with A Child’s Hope Foundation for 2014

We’re pumped to announce the charity that we are supporting with the proceeds from our 2014 season! While the CEO graciously offered to paid for everyone here at Round House to change their middle name to foam, we decided to leave it to our mantra to tell about who we are. Fun,Fitness and Philanthropy. 

While a lot of time put into where our funds would be best used A Child’s Hope Foundation came to our attention

This is the new charity that the 5k Foam Fest is supporting this year

Along with being vigilant about the funds they receive,they have a great story to tell:

In 1997 Paul and Carolene adopted a beautiful girl from China and named her Megan. In 2001, the agency through which Megan was adopted came to the Cooks and asked them to donate to improve a poor orphanage in Haiti. The Cooks donated the money and thought little more about it.

A few months later, the agency returned and asked Paul if he would like to accompany the agency on a trip to Haiti so he could see what his donation meant in a personal sense.

Paul said, “It was only then, when I saw the desperate plight of orphans in Haiti, that I knew that I needed to do more than just donate money. I needed to personally get to work on this problem and help save the lives of these kids. We named our charity ‘A Child’s Hope Foundation’ because we believe it is every orphan’s hope to belong to a loving family.”

come visit A Child's Hope Foundation on Facebook

Come by their Facebook and see what they are all about!

 

We are pledging a portion of every race entry to go towards building a new orphanage. We hope that you will join us in supporting this stellar organization and exemplar cause! 

What about the family gift this year?

So we know that you have put in your fare share of time and money to think about what each one of your kids might want. New gadgets, a bike, sports equipment, clothes, toys and you could have even done the whole enchilada and bought them their first set of wheels! But what do you get the whole family and not break the bank? What could you all do together even if you have a 10 year old and a 20 year old? What about moms looking to do something fun and exciting with their daughters but don’t want the pounding headache after a loud concert?

what kind of gift can you give your family that doesnt cost you a small fortune?

When New Years comes around are you going to make some fitness goals that you may or may not keep up with come February? What if you were to make a fitness goal that involved the whole family? There are not many things that can involved that whole family!

You could give your family a gift that would allow for everyone to train together !

Have you thought about signing up for an 5k obstacle race as a family? You could plan one 6 months in advance and then use that as a goal for the whole family! You can train individual or together and but when the day of comes around you can do it as a team. This would allow for you to spend time while training for and then have a celebration as a family once the goal is completed! 

You can give your family the gift of foam this year!

Why not give your family a gift towards health and fitness this year? You could give you kids running shoes and slip their ticket in with it! This year you could give the gift of foam with the 5k foam fest.

4 Winter Extreme Sports to Check Out

We thought you could use some inspiration on how to spend your winter months waiting for it to warm up for the Foam Fest! The word extreme may not mean as much these days but we can guarantee you that you will have a blast even just watching these videos. These are just 4 winter extreme sports but we are sure we could add at least a dozen more!

#1- Snow Kayaking

Equipped with a paddle, craft and helmet, snow kayakers take to some of the steepest slopes in the world to see what it would be like if the whitewater rapids they traverse in the spring, summer and fall were frozen over and coated with several feet of snow. Interested in having a go? No special equipment is required and paddles are still used to steer, but beware: mixing waxed-up kayaks with snow and ice results in some seriously fast cruising. The potential for injury is high, so start off on hills to get your bearings before taking the plunge on rock-laden trails.

#2 Shovel Racing

Did you know that they used to have this in the winter X games. It made a television debut in 1997 but when there was a racer that suffered a broken sternum, bruised heart and a fractured pelvis they decided to not have it on the x games again. The hot bed for your shovel racing adventure can be found at Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico. Spandex is not required but if you have we recommend you use it!

#3 Speed Flying

Born in France this is one wicked way to do your skiing. Can you imagine looking for the cliffs because you know you could sail off of them!? This is in the same league as skydiving and BASE jumping and be careful because this is risky business. The sport is taking off in Switzerland and Austria  with Italy and Germany catching up. So if you are near any mountains check out to see if you have a Speed Flying club nearby so that you can at least talk to the pros to see if its something that you want to try out. Otherwise you can find a score more of videos and live the extreme life through your screen and live to see another day.

#4 – Ice Cross Downhill

Crashed Ice (Red Bull Crashed Ice) is a world tour in the winter extreme sporting event, ice cross downhill (or downhill ice cross), which involves downhill skating in an urban environment, on a track which includes steep turns and high vertical drops. It is sponsored by Red Bull. It is similar to ski cross and snowboard cross, except with ice skates on an ice track, instead of skis or snowboards on a snow track. February is your month Minnesota so get ready!