This weekend I finally get to let loose on another ridiculously fun-looking course at the Insane Inflatable 5k, which I'll be enjoying in Erie PA on Saturday! Unlike mud runs, inflatable race courses let you stay clean while you enjoy their bouncy-house-on-steroids obstacles, which means you don't have to spend an extra hour in line for the showers after you finish - time you can instead spend on the Insane Inflatable Midway, playing games like giant cornhole or enjoying the all-day DJ.
But the real draw is, of course, the obstacles themselves. I've been to races that barely managed to put up five obstacles along a three mile course, but the Insane Inflatable boasts 11 giant blow-up hurdles, including start and finish line obstacles. They have everything from massive inflatable slides to gigantic ball pits! I'm most looking forward to Pure Misery (I'll take "Things I'll Never Say Again" for $800, Alex), a military-inspired combination obstacle that stretches over 100 feet!
Next week, I'll have a full race recap to offer, with more details about how the Insane Inflatable 5k looks in-person, but for now, why not take a discount and try it out for yourself? You can get 15% off your entry to any Insane Inflatable race (in dozens of cities across the country) with code FITNYX15 - so sign up early and save! And if you're going to be in Erie this weekend, let's tackle this beast together!
Have you run any noteworth OCRs? What's your favorite obstacle? Do you prefer the more serious Spartan/Warrior Dash type races, or the silly ones?