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.
- 8 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.
- 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. Waivers are available to download off our website (go to your event location page to download and print).
- 7 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. Event waivers are available to download off our website (go to your event location page to download and print).
Do children receive a discount?
Kids 8 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 7 and under receive FREE access to our kids zone with a registered adult. We offer family pass pricing at $45/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 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.
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!