5K Foam Fest 2012!

I am so excited! On the 19th I will be at Foam Fest!!!

What is Foam Fest?

Mud. Obstacles. Running. Starting to sound all too familiar? You’ve probably heard of mud runs before. In fact, one of the hottest new crazes in the racing circuit is dirty runs with hundreds of races popping up across the country.

But have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to race on foot through a giant car wash? Maybe you pictured yourself entering with mud up to your Adam’s apple and then dodging through obstacles to emerge covered in suds. We have and thought what elements would make the most amazing adventure race on the planet.

A 5k where you run through foam of course. Imagine all the fun of a mud run combined with foam and watery obstacles for an experience that is a lot like running through a giant car wash for dirty humans. As soon as you walk out the door of your car you’ll notice that this is no ordinary race.

It’s not the killer music or the fact that almost everyone is dressed in ridiculous yet awesome costumes. The difference is that everyone is smiling. That’s right. Everyone is smiling at a 5k race. We know what you’re thinking. When did running equal fun? We admit that smiling and racing don’t usually go hand in hand, but the 5k Foam Fest is an amazing mix of pre-race activities and race obstacles that reminds you that fitness can be fun. The race is a festival of foamy fun so be sure to come early, and bring your friends and family.

Check out this video- this looks SO fun!

My husband and brother will be running he 5k race, and I will be doing the Rugrat Race with Brody! It is going to be a blast to watch the boys! None of us has ever done anything like this!

(Ayla is not old enough, but my Dad will be bringing her to play in the kids area while we are running!)

Afterwards- there are a ton of activities including: hula hoop contests, limbo, mud pits, foam pits, and more. 

Wish us luck!


  1. That looks like so much fun!

  2. Carrie Phelps says:

    This looks like so much fun, I wish it was offered in my area!

  3. Meg says:

    So, what did you think of this race? Were there lots of fun activities for the kids?

  4. Amanda says:

    So how did you like it? We did it an it was nothing like what was advertised! Booo

    • cassandra aubut says:

      We all had a blast. but having said that- I will admit that we were dissapointed in the lack of organization, and it was not like we expected or as advertised. I think the prices were extremely high for what you got, there was no water, the obstacles were few, there were no activities for the kids, (We waited around for hours with nothing to do) and we had to drive home muddy because they ran out of water for the showers.. It was one of those days that we had to laugh and just enjoy – or get mad and ruin the day. I will be doing a full review soon.
      But I totally get where you are coming from!!

  5. Roundhouse Racing says:

    Thank you for all of the feedback on the 5k Foam Fest. Your reviews have helped us to improve our race and implement better policies for the future. We have been rapidly growing over the last year and in that growth we have learned. Running out of supplies such as foam and water is a thing of the past. We now come to each race stocked for multiple races so there is no fear of running low. Also, we are prepared with back up water supplies so that we never have to disappoint or put our racers in harm ever again. We understand that no one likes waiting in lines so we have made adjustments to compensate for that too! We now have more staffing at registration which means more people available to help and drastically shorter lines as well as staffing throughout the course. Staffing members throughout the course are equipped with radios and placed throughout the course to direct runners and help everything run smoothly and safe. We have also doubled up on our obstacles to do away with bottle necking and lines there also. So instead of one slip and slide there is now two! We hope that you will join us again next year and allow us to show you the improvements we have made. Hope to see you in Foam!!!

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