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Sydney South – Saturday

November 19th, 2022
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $84.99 +Booking Fee

Sydney South – Sunday

November 20th, 2022
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $69.99 +Booking Fee

West Melbourne

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $84.99 +Booking Fee


December 10th, 2022
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $99.99 +Booking Fee


Saturday, January 7th, 2023
Full Price $124.99 Current Price $69.99 +Booking Fee


Saturday, January 21st, 2023
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $69.99 +Booking Fee

East Melbourne

Saturday, January 28th, 2023
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Full Price $124.99 Current Price $69.99 +Booking Fee

Sydney North

Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Full Price $124.99 Current Price $59.99 +Booking Fee


5k Foam Fest has 22 of some of the best and most exciting Obstacles in the world including the worlds largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits! Combine these with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that we pump out at each event and you are destined to have a awesome day! Check out the obstacles:



How much is parking?

Parking is $15 per vehicle (we recommend carpooling)! Parking is cash only and given to directly to the parking attendant upon arrival.

Is there any swimming required?

Most water based obstacles are only a few feet deep! If you feel you shouldn't do an obstacle for any reason our staff will help you around it. All obstacles are optional!

What is The 5K Foam Fest?

The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun run. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FUNCORE run. Walk it, Charge it, Run it, Fun it! A festival atmosphere offering activities for all ages.

Do children receive a discount?

Kids 7 and up who are registering to run the course are charged the same price and receive the same full experience of the 5K Foam Fest that adults do. We do offer a family pass pricing, visit the registration page for your location for more info!

Do you offer a reduced rates for families?

We offer a family pass rate starting at $55 plus fee per person that is good for up to 5 immediate family members (2 adults and up to 3 kids under the age of 18, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required). The family pass price jumps as more tickets are sold - so the earlier you register the more you save! The family pass options are available as a ticket option when registering, no promo code is required.

Does the 5K Foam Fest align with any charities?

Yes, we are proud to support the work of Make-A-Wish granting wishes to children and teens fighting critical illnesses. You can support them too by making a donation or creating a fundraising page by logging into your Race Roster ticketing account.

What sets the 5K Foam Fest apart from other runs?

Our number one priority is the customer experience! We really emphasize a friendly fun-filled day that caters to each and every one of our participants!! Our pricing is affordable so that either an individual, family or group you can come out and enjoy a full day of fun with custom features, a fun atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime!

Do I have to complete all obstacles?

Can't swim? A little nervous about being able to complete an obstacle? No problem! Staff and volunteers are placed throughout the course. They are ready to leap into action and help you through an obstacle. Or, if you feel you shouldn't do an obstacle for any reason our staff will help you around it. All obstacles are optional.

Can my child do the run?

All children must be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable to complete the course with proper course etiquette.

  • 6 years and under cannot run the 5k Foam Fest, but they can join us for FREE in our Kids FUN Zone, where they can try out our mini Inflatable Obstacle Course and Bounce House (adult supervision required). Waiver(s) must be signed by the child's legal guardian on site at the event.
  • 7 to 12 years must run with a Registered Adult. Parents must use proper judgement and help the youngsters decide on what obstacles to do or not based on their ability, size and confidence level. Event waiver(s) must be signed by the child's legal guardian when registering.
  • 13+ years do not require an adult chaperone, but must adhere to all course rules and regulations. Event waiver(s) must be signed by the child's legal guardian when registering.

What should I wear?

We encourage people to get crazy and creative and come in just about anything. All we ask is no cleats or sharp objects since a good portion of our course is inflatables, of course, and we wouldn't want one to go POP!

What time should I show up at the event?

We ask all participants to plan to arrive 1 hour ahead of your scheduled wave time and head to the Registration and Festival Zone. Once you've been checked in and assigned your bib feel free to mingle in the Festival Zone while waiting for your heat.

How long will the run take a participant to complete?

The average person takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the course. The run itself is designed to avoid congestion on the course with a heated wave system running every 15 minutes in desirable numbers. This gives each and every participant a chance to experience The 5K Foam Fest at its best possible state!

How many people attend a day at The 5K Foam Fest?

We cap our registration numbers so that we can really focus on the participant experience. We never want our participants waiting in lines and not getting the full effect that 5K Foam Fest has to offer.

Where do we find the photos after the event?

Smile! Photos from the event will be edited and uploaded as soon as possible. Photos will be sorted and available for download within 1 week of the event. Please remember to wear your bib on the front so that we can capture your number for sorting. You can access all published photos by clicking on the Photos menu at the top of this page and then search for your photos by bib # and/or wave time.

Can I register at the run?

Once waves are filled we can no longer accept registrations. If there are still openings you are welcome to register the day of but remember it is not guaranteed that there will be open wave times. Day of registration will cost $100.00. We suggest registering early, the sooner you sign up the more money you save on registration!

What if it rains on event day?

The 5K Foam Fest is a rain or shine event. Unless we've contacted you to tell you otherwise, assume the event is on regardless of weather conditions. Weather conditions that would cause us to postpone or cancel: lightning, high winds, tornadoes, forest fires, earthquakes, extreme hail or snow.

What should I bring to the run?

Bring yourself, some ID, your gear, and plan to get Foamy and muddy with a positive attitude as this is a judgment free zone so there is no need to be nervous. We can't stress enough that this is YOUR run and we want YOU to have as much fun as possible!

A few extra things we suggest include:

  • Money for parking ($10)
  • A change of clothes
  • A towel to dry yourself off
  • Some SPF for those fair skinned beauties
  • Waterproof camera/action cam to capture your funny and memorable moments
  • Garbage bags for your car seats (trust us, the mud may come home with you!)

Where can I store my things?

We have gear check on-site and is available by donation ($5 Minimum)! All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Australia.

Can journalists run for free?

Please email us at pr@365sports.ca and we will take care of you.

Does The 5K Foam Fest need volunteers?

As we continuously grow and expand our locations, the demand for volunteers also increases. Please visit the registration page of the location you would like to volunteer for to find out more and to sign up under the 'Volunteer' tab. We really appreciate people taking the day to come out and support our events, so THANK YOU!

What else do I need to know?

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a download link to your Registrant Information Package. We are going paperless and ask that you sign the event waiver digitally at the event instead of printing a paper copy. If your child is attending and you will not be on site to sign their waiver you can print and sign it ahead of time. Waivers are available under each event listed on our locations Page.

I'm having problems registering.

If you're having trouble registering contact us at info@the5kfoamfest.com and let us know what problems you are encountering. Our staff will be more than happy to help you out!

Do I have to run?

The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FUNCORE run. Walk it, charge it, run it, fun it! Lots of walking groups have a blast at Foam Fest!

Can I attend if I am not running in the course?

We encourage all your family and friends to come along and support your 5K Foam Fest adventure. You can cheer on those who are running or check out the festival area (subject to capacity requirements – please check in closer to the event date for changes).


I still have tickets from the postponed 2020 event. How do I re-register for the upcoming date?

Your tickets were automatically updated with the new event date. No re-registering is required. You can access your tickets anytime by logging into your raceroster.com ticketing account. If you have trouble locating your ticket(s) please email us.

I have a typo on my registration form.

Oops! If you made an error during registration you can simply login to your account and edit your ticket as needed.

How do I receive my tickets?

Your confirmation email is your ticket. You can also log into your ticketing account to access your ticket(s) anytime raceroster.com. We do not require printed tickets. You can show a copy on your digital device or we can look you up by name/ID to check you in on event day.

I didn't receive my registration confirmation.

If you did not receive your registration confirmation you can login to your registration account to view it or print it off anytime. We do not require printed tickets - we can look you up by name/ID.

How do I activate my promo code?

Go to the event page, click register, select your ticket type and then you will be given an option at the bottom of the form to enter a promo code. If you are having problems entering your promo code please email info@the5kfoamfest.com.

What if the wave time I want is full?

Generally, our wave times fill up quickly. For that reason, we suggest that if you want to run as a group to sign up early! If your wave time is full, but some of your team members have not signed up yet, we suggest switching your wave time to an open wave time that can accommodate all of your team members. See below on how to change your wave time.

How do I change my wave time?

Please send an email to info@the5kfoamfest.com with the following info:

  • Full names of all registrants who require time change
  • Team name (if applicable)
  • Preferred new wave time

Once your wave time has been adjusted you will receive a new confirmation email from us.

Can I transfer my ticket to a different location?

You bet! To transfer to another event location please email info@the5kfoamfest.com. We cannot make changes after 5:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) the Friday before the run.

Can I transfer my ticket to a friend?

You bet! To transfer your ticket to a friend please email info@the5kfoamfest.com. There is a $15 transfer fee to transfer your ticket to another person or event. We cannot make changes after 5:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) the Friday before the run.

How many people can be on a team?

There's no limits on the size of teams!

Do you offer a special rate for Military and First Responders?

Military, Police, Fire, EMS and Coast Guard receive reduced rates, including your family (partner/kids). PROOF OF SERVICE REQUIRED. Please provide your Badge/ID# when registering and bring a copy to the event to check in.

How do I create a team?

Teammates can purchase separately, simply select the same wave time at purchase to start the course together on event day! If your team's wave is full please email us and we will sort you out so more foamy homies can join in on the fun with you :) If you have a team of 20 or more email us for a preferred group rate info@the5kfoamfest.com.

What Can I Expect the Day of the Run?


2019/2020 PHOTOS

Our Official Charity Partner

Want to Run for Free? Click here!

Raise money for Make-A-Wish Australia

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Along with the national office, eight regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Australia is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish®️ International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 480,000 children since 1980.

There are several wish-granting organizations in Australia, and we are often asked about what makes us different. People say, "Why should I give to Make-A-Wish Australia instead of a similar organization?" Click here to find out how Make-A-Wish stands out from other wish-granting organizations.

The Impact of a Wish

When children are battling a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them — it is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. A Wish is something that gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness — it restores a sense of childhood back to the child and normalcy back to the family.

You can help seriously ill kids by participating in the 5K Foam Fest and raising funds for Make-A-Wish.

How Do I Get Started?

As soon as you have registered for Foam Fest it is time to start your fundraising team in your raceroster.com ticketing account.

Every dollar counts! Make-A-Wish will receive all money raised through participant fundraising and all revenue generated from the Make-A-Wish gear check on-site.

Are You Interested in Volunteering?

Visit the registration page of your preferred location to find out more about volunteering with us and to sign up!

Interested in Food Vendor Opportunities?


Interested in Sponsoring?


General: info@the5kfoamfest.com

Business hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST. Please allow 2 Business days for response. Remember we are not here on weekends!
Before sending us an email make sure you check out our FAQs - most of your questions can be answered here!