Foam Fest debuts in 2016

SUDS AND SUN: The 5K Foam Fest is heading to Sun Peaks in 2016.
SUDS AND SUN: The 5K Foam Fest is heading to Sun Peaks in 2016.

The 5K Foam Fest race will make its Sun Peaks debut on June 18 and 19, 2016, offering a different type of obstacle race.

Unlike the Spartan Race or Tough Mudder style events, which combine large obstacles with a lengthy course, Foam Fest is all about packing many fun challenges into a speedy, five kilometre course.

Jesse Fulton, event organizer for 5K Foam Fest, described the race as “funcore.”

“The goal is to have fun while getting some exercise. The Foam Fest offers an opportunity for people of all fitness levels to get fit and have fun.

“You can walk it, run it, charge it, the choice is up to you,” Fulton said.

“Having the event in Sun Peaks was a no-brainer. They have everything you’d want for a host site. Amazing landscape, accommodation on-site, and challenging terrain.”

Competitors can expect around 20 obstacles in the Foam Fest course, and can expect to get soapy, muddy, and wet with obstacles such as the Chamber of Foam, the Spider Web Forest, and 50 foot Slip ‘n’ Slides.

Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing at Sun Peaks Resort LLP, said the event would fill up the resort. The event will be held before summer opening day which will benefit local businesses coming out of the shoulder season.

“It’s a great way to have fun with friends, and it looks like it will be a really good complement to the Sun Peaks events calendar,” Kelly said.

“The Foam Fest organizers visited Sun Peaks and we discussed the event and it made sense for both of us. We’re hoping to make it a multi-year event.”

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