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'Insane Inflatable 5K' coming to Buffalo

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Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am

Portion of proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life

The "Insane Inflatable 5K," a dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles - and taking place in over 115 cities across the U.S. - is coming to Buffalo on Aug. 13. The announcement was made by Stuart Kaul, director of events, "Insane Inflatable 5K".

The "Insane Inflatable 5K" is designed to be accessible to everybody - from competitive runners looking for a different type of challenge, to weekend warriors looking for the next great obstacle run, and even those armchair athletes looking to try something fun and new.

The course is approximately 3.1 miles long and will incorporate more than 10 extreme inflatable obstacles throughout the unique terrain of Knox Farm State Park.

The obstacles combine imagination, creativity and, most importantly, a large dose of fun - coupled with a touch of insanity. The signature inflatables (including six new obstacles added for 2016) range in size and complexity, include: "Mad House," where runners climb, weave and maneuver their way through this intricate and challenging new inflatable; "Jump Around," a fan favorite and the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 70 feet of bounce pad; and "Finish Line," the most awe-inspiring inflatable of the event, where participants dodge wrecking balls, make their way past the "tipsy towers," climb the rope ladder and slide their way to victory.

Beyond the obstacles and the race, the "Insane Inflatable 5K" will also have a midway, where participants can enjoy games, food, beverages, merchandise and swag from local vendors and sponsors.

Runners 21 and older can enjoy beverages from the Traveler Beer Company at the official "Insane Inflatable 5K" beer garden and kick back on inflatable couches with friends, family and fellow bouncers.

Additionally, the event will give back to the community, designating a portion of the proceeds from the race to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

The Relay For Life movement is the world's largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with more than 6,000 events worldwide. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer, and supporting education and prevention programs.

The Buffalo event will kick off at approximately 8:30 a.m. with the first wave. Additional waves will run concurrently until noon or 1 p.m. 

"The 'Insane Inflatable 5K' is the fastest-growing and largest obstacle run in the country, and 2016 is going to be 'Insane Inflatable 5K's' biggest, best and bounciest year yet," Kaul said. "We've listened to the feedback from our fans and updated our inflatable obstacles with crazy new designs. We're taking the obstacle world to a whole new level with this insanity! Not only will there be new obstacles, but the 'Insane Inflatable 5K' is excited to offer over 40 new locations and over 120 locations throughout the country in 2016."

Registration fees, which include an event T-shirt and medal upon completion, range from $49 for advance registration to $75 for day of event registration. Children are welcome to participate, with a minimum height requirement of 42 inches.

For more information about the "Insane Inflatable 5K," or to register, visit www.insaneinflatable5k.com.

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