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Preparing For Your First Obstacle Run!

Mar 14,2017

So, you want to join The Great Inflatable Race? Obstacle runs can be tough, but we promise you’ll never have a better time running! It’s a workout so fun, you won’t even notice you’re working out! If you aren’t grinning from ear to ear by the time you’re finished, you may not be human! We have a big mix of participants who join us for our events, everyone from first-timers to obstacle run veterans. For our participants that are new to the world of fun runs, we’ve outlined a little of what you can expect and how to prepare for your first race!

What you can expect:

  • 1-3 miles of walking/jogging/dancing/running. However you choose to across the finish line is fine by us! The length of each course varies depending on the location and venue.
  • 8-10 giant inflatable obstacles spread out within the race course!
  • An Inflatable Village with even more bouncy fun and additional activities for those who just can’t get enough!
  • A finisher medal  to wear to the INSANE after party!

How to prep:

  • TRAIN: While it is entirely possible to participate in The Great Inflatable Race with no training whatsoever, we recommend that you start walking/jogging/running at least one month before the event. That way, you can get your body used to moving more and you can build up to a faster time! (If you’re in to that sort of thing.) Plus, by signing up for TGIR, you get a 30 day free trial with Mbition-The Smart Adaptive Training Plan! Then sign up for our Blog Newsletter to receive additional custom training plans also provided by Mbition!

  • SLEEP: Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before the event! We know you’re probably too excited thinking about all the fun you’ll have the following morning. (If we’re being honest, we’re right in that boat with you!) We promise you’ll want to get a good rest before the run. Even though you’ll be having the time of your life, your body will be doing a lot of work and will need all the help it can get. Plus, you might be waking up a bit earlier than normal, and sleep never hurt anybody!

  • BRING: A small bag to carry your personal items in. If you don’t have one you think will work don’t worry,e will have drawstring bags, fanny packs, and wrist wallets available for purchase at Packet Pickup and on Race Day! Bringing an extra water bottle is another good idea! We will have a water station at the end of the race, but if you think you’ll want more, we highly encourage bringing your own bottle.

That’s it for today’s tips on preparing for your first obstacle fun run! Did we miss anything that you’d like to know? Stay tuned for more tips and training ideas!

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Meet The Inflatables!

Feb 27,2017

                What exactly is The Great Inflatable Race? We’re glad you asked! The Great Inflatable Race is the first and the original all-inflatable fun run established in 2012. You’ll start the race by climbing one of our giant inflatables and then racing your friends and family to the next inflatable obstacle that stands in your way! Every bouncy course is unique and contains between 8-10 massive inflatables that will bounce, bump, and slide you all over the place!

                Meet our awesome inflatables below!

  • The Castle of Doom – Sounds scary, but is secretly a TON of fun! What mysteries await you inside? 
  • The Shoe Slide - The Shoe is the iconic symbol of The Great Inflatable Race. So what better way to start the race than climbing up a giant shoe with your closest friends and family and racing each other down the huge slide? 
  • Volcano Escape - This beast of an inflatable will challenge you as you climb up the steep volcano side toward to the top and then slide down the other side before the hot lava can claim you for its own! 
  • Glacier – From hot to cold, we have you covered! Pass treacherous icicles and bounce your way through the “icy” terrain. 
  • The Ball Pit - "I'm too big for ball pits" is what you're thinking...well not anymore! 
  • Mountain Climb - Make your way past the fallen tree stumps, climb up the steep mountain side and slide down into the caves below before making your way back into the open! 
  • The River - You'll jump up into this bouncy obstacle and dodge fallen trees and boulders. 
  • Train Wreck - Picture yourself as a cowboy in the Old West. You're on top of a train, balancing yourself as you make your way to the other side... Now stop picturing, and make it a reality!
  • Moonwalk - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Or at least that's how you'll feel on this gravity-defying inflatable! 
  • The Novice - Are you new to the wonderful world of inflatable obstacles? Then this inflatable is right up your alley! It's simple but still way fun!


Come bounce with us, and soon you’ll be grinning from ear to ear! What do you think?? Which inflatable are you dying to try out? Let us know by commenting below!

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