August 13th, 2015

// My Experience At The 5Km Foam Fest in Wasaga Beach

My Experience At The 5Km Foam Fest in Wasaga Beach

WASAGA BEACH, Ont. (08/01/2015) - Alicia Bell climbs over the walls of the foam box object at Foam Fest held in Wasaga Beach for the first time Saturday. Photo By: David Zammit
WASAGA BEACH, Ont. (08/01/2015) – Alicia Bell climbs over the walls of the foam box object at Foam Fest held in Wasaga Beach for the first time Saturday.
Photo By: David Zammit

My Experience At The 5Km Foam Fest in Wasaga Beach

On August 1st I decided to drive up to Wasaga Beach with one of my clients to run the 5Km Foam fest that was happening on the beach. At first look it looked super cool. There were huge slides set up and all sorts of fun activities and awesome music playing. We checked in and quickly went to change in the changing rooms. Registration was a breeze and so was bag check. We were told our heat was to go at 12:30pm. It didn’t start until about 12:40pm we were just standing at the start waiting for someone to give us instructions. We took our picture in the foam at the start. This was fun. They then came over and told us all to line up!  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 4, 3, 2, 1 and we were off. After the first 3 obstacles I was ahead of everyone in my heat. The obstacles were fun, foam filled and super unique. I actually was challenged in the sand and for some of the obstacles. I also quickly caught up to the walkers in the heat before me. Some of the obstacles like the rope climb or walk across the rope was a little loose but no big deal. For the most part I came to the obstacles and quickly went through. Overall the run was fun and slightly challenging.

Now for the bad. I was told by one woman that I shouldn’t be racing because the race was for fun. Running fast and going through the obstacles is fun for me. I was timing myself and wanted to see what time I could achieve for 5km with obstacles in the sand. Thats my kind of fun! I was also a bit disappointed that they didn’t have a chip time us and there were lots of opportunity to cheat on the course. Also when they finally posted the pictures they were for sale not to simply grab off the internet which I was disappointed about. Ah well.

The race was still very fun and I want to give David Zammit a free lance photographer a big shout out for capturing this awesome photo of me! Because now I have a great memory of the race thanks to him!

 

 

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