5k foam fest meets adventure racing


Foam, mud runs, slip ‘n’ slides, tire towers and tire crawls. Moving from city to city and attracting the most ridiculous costumes, Round House Racing invites young children, all students and even hardcore athletes to participate in their 5k adventure race.

Aubrey Wadsworth, a BYU student majoring in English and a part-time employee of Round House Racing, said the goal of the races is to bring the community together and create an environment where everyone can have a good time.

The local-based company will hold the 5k Foam Fest: A Battle for Nobility, in Odgen on Sept. 23-24.

Prizes will be given to the winner of each heat, and the person or team who stands out the most will win the Mojo prize. The overall winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Noble Sports.

Melanie Zelnick, a senior majoring in recreational management, gave ideas to win the Mojo prize. Teams can coordinate outfits so they all match and look united.

“To play off the foam and water theme, they can dress up as different sea creatures, laundry products or cleaning products,” Zelnick said.

Students said it sounds like a one of a kind race and would be worth the drive to Ogden.

“5k Foam Fest will drag you through the mud then you’ll walk away clean,” said Brady Bowden, a senior from Lincoln, Cali. “You don’t even have to throw away your shoes after because the foam will clean off any mud.”

Zelnick said students can make a day out of it if they don’t want to pay the fee.

“They can volunteer with friends for a couple hours and then race afterwards for free,” she said.

The 5k Foam Fest is still looking for volunteers and will offer a free race for volunteers who work for at least four hours.

The event costs $40, but Round House Racing will provide a promotion code to BYU students that will reduce the price to only $30. When students register online at 5kfoamfest.com, type “foam” under the promotion code to redeem the offer.

The 5k Foam Fest will be held at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden, and Round House Racing encourages everyone to dress up in their craziest costume.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation. Wadsworth said the combination makes for an exciting day.

“There’s nothing better than donating to a good cause and enjoying yourself with adventurous fun at the same time.”







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