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Insane Inflatable 5K crazy fun- challenging run

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      Insane Inflatables promises to “make memories to last a lifetime.” I agree! The Fort Lauderdale run, which I participated in, on Saturday, Dec. 17 was awesome! It is a day I would definitely re-member! It’s nothing like I have ever done before. I’ve always thought about doing a 5K run but never got around to it much less an obstacle course. When my sister suggested this because she has done it before I thought what the heck, why not. When I checked out the website and saw these gigantic inflatables I was like, I’m never going to be able to do this, but I’ll try. The website stated that “the Insane Inflatable 5K it’s not all about running, what we care about most is you having a #CrazyFun day. Just show up ready to make some #CrazyFun memories with your friends and family, we’ll do the rest.”

I enjoyed this run with my sisters, children, and niece and nephews. We had a blast! It was truly incredible!  It was exciting to see so many people especially at a little less than $100 a person. Our T-shirts were sponsored by Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers. The course is approximately a 5K distance (3.1 miles), with several different obstacles. It is not timed but if you want to compete against someone you can. We competed against another group not for time sake but by getting to the finish line before they did. And yes we did it, we got there first!

The obstacle inflatables started with the Let’s Go, where we had to climb up the inflatable and slide down the back to get to the other side. Oh my! That that was a challenge in itself, I should have known that the first one was the easiest. There were others with names like, sling shot, jump around, big balls (where you had to wade through some big balls to get to the other side), wrecking balls (where you had to run through some balls or they will hit you). My favorite was the Mad House where you had to wade through some inflatable X’s then jump from one large circle ball (standing up) to the end of the inflatable to get out. Well! I fell in between the circle balls and must have died laughing with everyone else around me. I had so much fun I did “feel like a kid again”. I screamed, I laughed, fell, hurt my bad back and bad ankle but still enjoyed myself.  This was truly and event to remember. I will definitely do it again.

Sharline William, my sister, stated that it’s the second run she had done. I asked which one she liked better and she said “I think both of them were fun but this was great because I did it with my family and there were people along the way to push you on.” Tanisha P, a participant, said “It was fun, it was a work out. I felt so out of shape.”

Kane Rowell, Event Director, said that everyone should “try it.” When asked why he does this he said “I’ve always been into athletic and sports, I’m able to travel and be active and help people be active…it’s a very rewarding job.”

Can’t wait till next time, I’m definitely in!

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