5K Foam Fest obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
It’s time to get filthy clean with the 5k Foam Fest! Built for both the hardcore athlete and the beginner alike, this race is full of fun surprises that will foam your socks off! Picture colossal mud pits, cargo net climbs, and army crawls – then picture giant inflatable obstacles filled to the brim with white, fluffy foam! Feel like you’re a kid again as you run through the mud and bounce through the Moon Walk. Then prove you’re a grown up as you tackle the Death Drop – a 3 story tall inflatable slide! Think you’ve got what it takes? Then sign up already and get ready to feel the foam!
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5K Foam Fest Reviews
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I scheduled an entire vacation around this race. Logged on a week before we were to leave only to find out there was NOT GOING to be any race. I lost over $300 from this frickn company! I have tried to get my family into other races...NOTHING. If anyone has any help on this please let me know!
Claimed bankruptcy didn't give us any refund just kept my money n canceled they also said other would give us discounts or free run for our trouble never did just took money n cancelled never heard from them again
Cancelled and NO reimbursement
What a disappointment! My husband and I signed up to do this run and it was cancelled. Friends and family also signed up and they didn't get their money back either. We never received a letter, email, nothing! I found out by going on the website to check the time and date and to my surprise it had been cancelled! Why? Who knows, we never got a reason not did we get reimbursed. I would like to know if anyone got reimbursed and how did you go about getting it. I am very much disappointed and feel that this was done purposely. I feel robbed and taken advantage of. I will never pay for this event, nor will my friends and family.
anyone know if it is possible to still find the pictures from the Maryland event! if so please let me know :)
Shouldn't even have a star
Honestly, extremely disappointed. Canceled event a few days before the race with no real explanations or real apology. Felt like we all got scammed out of our money. Beware.
Not even 1 star. They are scam artist. Don't join. Take your money and cancel events. NO REFUNDS!!! They have done a number of times. BEWARE
Terrible race company!
This race company is Horrible! Brooklyn was given the cheapest obstacles. There was false advertising from this company. The obstacles are not what they appear. Half of them were not the ones listed on the map. Some were actually broken and the ones with foam hardly had any foam due to broken equipment. My heat was at 10:50 and when we got to the lemons there were some lemons that were deflated and the foamer was broken. The workers told us that earlier there was a lot of foam. Complete waste of time and money. Find a different race. Absolutely horrible. Also very little mud.
Unfortunately, I was in a similar situation to Erica below. Paid $140 for two people, drove 2 hours from RI, $10 to park off site (which was 15-20 minutes away from the site). We got there an hour early as recommended but still had to wait 45 minutes for the bus resulting in missing our wave and starting 50 minutes after we should have because there was another huge line for bib pickup. The bus situation was the most disorganized mess I've ever seen. The volunteers had no idea what was going on and it wasn't until someone suggested they should let people who have early waves go first to get them on site that they started going by time. After the race, the kid friendly things were not all free and the free fall should have been supervised. 18+ means no kids right? Apparently not, and of course MY kid was sorely disappointed when the volunteer who missed the two 10 year old girls run by him, but wouldn't allow him to go up. The wait for the bus at the end wasn't nearly as long of a wait, but still an annoyance, and I also have the sunburn to prove the wait was too long.
The race itself was fun and aside from being on a farm and trudging through a mud pit that was surely sewage, we had a blast throughout. This review pretty much sums it up: http://relentlessforwardcommotion.com/2014/06/2014-new-england-5k-foam-fest-review/
Paid $70 to register, drove nearly 2 hours from RI, paid $10 to park OFF SITE, waited an hour to get a shuttle to site, missed our wave, they ran out of medals halfway through the day, then we had to wait 90 minutes for a shuttle back to the car. I got a terrible sunburn waiting for the bus AFTER the race was over. Oh yeah, and no outside food or drinks were allowed, so I paid $3 for a cool (not cold) Powerade and $1 for a tiny apple. They also have been deleting negative comments on their Facebook page, and even deleted their OWN post because there were 100 negative comments attached. Save your money!
Good Clean Fun
I have to agree with Matt L. below that this event is well organized! Parking is $10.00 per car and you are within walking distance to the festivities in minutes. The volunteers directed vehicles and it was well organized and well laid out. Washrooms are plentiful and hand sanitizer is provided in each port-o-let. Race kit pick up lines were sorted alphabetically and there were little to no line ups when we arrived 45 minutes prior to our start time of 9 a.m. Volunteers were friendly and very accommodating, we had a team member who could not attend and we were still able to grab her a shirt. The vendor area had some Foam Fest SWAG and the bag check was FREE with your race bib stub. The foam began at the start line and the MC kept racers motivated until their heat began. Energy drink girls wandered around handing out free samples and there were other "pay to play" activities in the main venue area. Medics were available and photographers took photos at the start line however got a bit distracted with a few girls in tutus and ignored the rest of us:) This location is a good spot for keeping racers cardio up as the terrain is subtly hilly and alternates with switch back loops that continue into the woods. The beginning of the course takes you to most of the obstacles and they are fun, but not challenging. Lots of very friendly volunteers along the way and the giant slide was well worth the entry fee! Gloves, long socks and elbow pads are not required at this race. No line ups for us as we were at the beginning of the large 0900 heat. Some obstacles included lily pads, mud pits, spider webs and a sideways cargo net. Overall, a good beginner race and one the whole family could enjoy. We did not pay for the extra tickets for other 'activities' and you get a nice tech shirt and medal upon completion with water and a power bar. The finish line is very uneventful and could have used one more obstacle to complete the course. Wash up centre and change area were good and they were on the ball with their communications throughout the lead up to the event.