really not sure why this is saying playback on other websites is disabled... if anyone knows how I can fix this, let me know... tech savvy I am NOT. it's just a short clip of some of the obstacles.
Despite the frigid temperatures for the beginning of September, it didn't take long for us to warm up to all the fun that Foam Fest 2017 had to offer.
If I were to compare Foam Fest to Mud Hero, I have to give the win to Mud Hero. I had a ton of fun at Foam Fest and it was the first time I was able to run a race with my daughter so that made it even that much more special.
We chose the 2nd heat of the day to run in. I was quite shocked by the very small crowd that formed at the starting line for our heat. I really expected a lot more people. I do hope that more people become involved in events like these. They are family friendly, fun and really get you excited about being fit and truth be told, you don't even have to be fit to try one of these events.
The course itself was not fit for running in my opinion. I think that if Foam Fest is going to stake it's claim on Nova Scotia they are really going to have to try and find a different option than the Windsor Exhibition. The trail (if you can call it a trail) was full of divots and not at all suitable for someone who wants to give'er. The possibility of rolling an ankle and putting an abrupt end to your racing calendar was imminent. The exit from the exhibition to the train tracks was about the only place someone could run as it was a dirt road, other than that, navigating across very bumpy terrain and broken rotted train tracks was a serious accident just waiting to happen. There were 3 water stations along the route, which is nice to see for a 5k, however, the fact that the course wasn't at all fit for running and the temps were not at all warm, I didn't really need to hydrate.
The obstacles were completely do-able. There were a couple that I had to take a pause because they sure looked intimidating, but once I got over the initial anxiety completion was much easier than I anticipated. The only obstacle I chose not to do was the giant waterslide. I was almost going up when someone was coming down, the scream that escaped the lungs from that woman was enough to raise the dead and enough to solidify my decision to walk around. Mad props to my 56 year old hubby though, he took that slide like a champ! (although he did spread his arms and legs in an effort to somehow slow himself down... I'm shocked he didn't rip off a limb to be honest)
The Foam Fest is definitely more of a FUN family race to do, it's not a test your fitness kind of event. It wasn't timed, and the obstacles were very family friendly. If you are looking for an event to enjoy some family fitness and have a great mud slinging and foam slipping bonding session then this event is for you. If you are looking to brag about your fitness abilities, and give yourself a slap on the back for killing a true mud dripping, shoe sticking, gruelling sweat dripping timed event, then stick with Mud Hero, this race is just for fun.
I began my running journey in March of 2009. I began my journey of faith in September of 2012. Running releases stress from my body while my new found faith releases stress from my mind.