Thursday, February 28, 2013

Drenched 5k comes to Kansas City

Ever heard of the Drenched 5k series?  Me neither until a few weeks ago...
They are coming to Kansas City on July 20.  I'm signed up to see what exactly is going on.  It's not the traditional obstacle course race that have popped up.  It's more along the lines of glow runs and the color run series.

They've got several other events around the US, so Kansas City isn't the only spot.  It's encouraging to see that they have the firepower to pull off multiple events, so that gets me thinking that they will at least have solid production value and validity that the course is safe and it won't kill someone.

It's also intriguing that they are hosting a 5k in the middle of the summer, but they are providing the means to go out and play in the heat with a big water gun fight.

The site his this little snippet that better explains the event and their mission:
The Drenched 5K is all about bringing back those memories of summer fun. Participants will run or walk from dry to drenched through “hot zones” and drenched zones which may include mist tunnels, sprinkler minefields, spectator “sniper” zones, bubbles, fire hoses, and a 75 foot slip n slide (optional) through the finish line. Runners and walkers are encourage to form teams, don crazy costumes, and bring out their biggest water guns for a little camaraderie and competition against other teams.

For those not interested in building up a sweat but who want to get in on the fun, Drenched has a free spectator zone where they get to drench the runners any way possible!

And at the finish? We stage the best summer party in town! The world's biggest water balloon fight, music, drinks and dancing. Drenched will be in 8 cities in summer of 2013: Denver, DFW, LA, DC, Columbus, Atlanta, Kansas City, and Philly.

Drenched 5K benefits local firefighters and will also be helping Water for People raise funds and awareness for safe drinking water worldwide.

Find your city and register NOW for $5 off with the code TRIDRENCHED AT:

You can also form teams!
If you're registering for KC, consider signing up for my team, Man Vs Endurance.  It's for guys and gals alike.  I also created an event for Kansas City on Facebook.


Check it out!

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