2022 Registration Now Open!
Kitchener/Waterloo, you're up next!
Kitchener/Waterloo, ONSaturday, August 6th, 2022
Toronto, ONSaturday, August 13th, 2022
St. Catharines, ONSaturday, August 20th, 2022
Saturday, July 8th, 2023
We guarantee you'll be foamy, muddy and wet by the end of the 5k Foam Fest.
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:
Meet the 2022 Foam Fest Wish Kid Ambassador Bennet!
Thanks to all the #fundraisingfoamies, we’ve raised over $200,000 from this event to support Make-A-Wish. Because of your ongoing support, we can help grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses, wishes like Bennet.
Bennet is a seven year old boy who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. Bennet loves all things outdoor so it was no surprise that he wished for his own camping trailer.
“I love camping and going on cool adventures! And it’s like a house” says Bennet. The most important part of Bennet’s wish was spending time with his family. Bennet is excited to be the Wish Kid Ambassador for the 2022 5K Foam Fest events across Ontario.
Your donations help kids like Bennet experience joy, strength and hope when they need it the most!
To learn more about Make-A-Wish, please visit makeawish.ca.
Register your family members for our bundled family pass!
Family pass options are available as a ticket option when registering, no promo code is required. If discovered that you are not immediate family upon check in, you will be responsible to pay the balance of a full day event ticket per person. That can get pricey so please don’t cheat :)Family pass pricing $54.99/pp (based on a min of 4 family members).
Military & First Responder
5K Foam Fest is happy to offer reduced rates to all Military, Police, Fire, EMS, Lifeguard and Coast Guard.
Offer extended to immediate family (Partner/kids) proof of service required.
Foam Fest FAQs
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!
Can my child do the run?
All children must be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable to complete the course with proper course etiquette.
- 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.
- 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.
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. Kids 6 and under receive FREE access to our kids zone with a registered adult. We offer family pass pricing at $54.99/pp (based on a minimum of 4 family members). The family pass is available as a ticket option when registering, no promo code is required.
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.
Does the 5K Foam Fest align with any charities?
Yes, we have partnered nationally with Make-A-Wish Canada. We believe that Foam Fest is a great opportunity for families to help other families in need. We aim to help grant some truly inspirational wishes for children in communities across the country. To donate now or build a fundraising team click here.
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!
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!
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 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.
Can journalists run for free?
Please email us at email@example.com and we will take care of you.
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?
The Make-A-Wish gear check tent will be in the festival area and available by donation ($5 minimum). All proceeds will help grant wishes to children across Canada!
How many people attend a day at The 5K Foam Fest?
We cap our registration numbers at 5000 people 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.
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 at check in on event day you show your ticket on your phone for us to scan or we can even just look you up by name and ID. An updated waiver will be sent out to all participants closer to the event date. Please ensure you approve it ahead of time.
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!
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!
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 $85.00. We suggest registering early, the sooner you sign up the more money you save on registration!
I'm having problems registering.
If you're having trouble registering contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what problems you are encountering. Our staff will be more than happy to help you out!
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 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!
How many people can be on a team?
There's no limits on the size of teams!
How do I create a team?
Teams are optional. You can create or join a team by following the prompt during the registration process. 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 email@example.com
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.
Can I transfer my ticket to a friend?
You bet! Log into your raceroster.com ticketing account, and once your ticket is pulled up click the Edit Registration button. Make your changes and save! We cannot make changes after 5:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) the Friday before the run. We can also accommodate transfers on site at check in on event day.
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?
Log into your raceroster.com ticketing account, and once your ticket is pulled up click the Edit Registration button. Make your changes and save!
How do I receive my tickets?
Your confirmation email is your ticket. You can also log into your raceroster.com ticketing account to access and edit your ticket(s) anytime. 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.
Can I transfer my ticket to a different location?
You bet! To transfer to another event location please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot make changes after 5:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) the Friday before the run.
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 email@example.com.
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.
What Can I Expect the Day of the Run?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"We did The 5K Foam Fest as a family activity. My children are 9, 11, 12 & 13. We enjoyed our experience. Kids are asking to do it again. Thank you to all the organizers who make this event a success! We will be back next year!"- Christine, Red Deer
"BEST DAY EVER!!!"- Tanya, Toronto
"My boyfriend and I have done other runs, and so far this is our favorite, we are already signed up for 2017"- Kenya, Vallee du Parc
"We had an amazing day and many many laughs. It was well organized and the run is set up for all fitness levels."- Lori, Moncton
"This was the first time I did FoamFest, and I did it with my 8 and 10-year old daughters. They absolutely loved it, and it was a great way to spend a few hours with them. They are looking forward to doing it again, as am I. It's a wonderful parent-child activity."- Adam, London
"SO much fun, Went with my dad, step mom, mother in law and sister in law and we all had lots of fun and are telling everyone its a must do!!"- Mikayla, Nanaimo
"So much fun and the event was very organized...be prepared to have a fun, wet n' muddy time!!"- C. Defour, Nanaimo
"This is so much fun. You don't have to be in shape to have fun. I had never done a 5k before and signed my son up... he had so much fun the first year f I had to join him. Definitely worth every penny."
"Amazing experience and exciting activity to do with family and friends. My teenage and young adult children loved it. Perfect day spent together."
"Had the chance to participate in Moncton, NB and was absolutely fantastic. A great experience and well worth it. Very organized, fun course. Looking forward to next year."
"My daughter and I had a great time at the 5K Foam Fest Fun Run. We have never laughed so hard!! The event was well run, the course was well marked, and the staff was very helpful. Looking forward to 2018!"
Make-A-Wish® Canada Overview
Obstacles are meant to be overcome. Support Make-A-Wish® Canada to help transform the lives of children in your community.
365 Sports is excited to team up with Make-A-Wish® Canada, the official charitable partner for the Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour in 2022. This partnership is a great opportunity for Canadian families to help other families in need, in a fun and impactful way!
You can help support children with critical illness by participating in the 5K Foam Fest and raising funds for Make-A-Wish. So how do I get started? As soon as you have registered for Foam Fest it is time to start your fundraising team here. We have some great prizes for top fundraisers and top teams!
Make-A-Wish will receive all money raised through participant fundraising and all revenue generated from the Make-A-Wish gear check on-site.