28 Dec Essex set for debut of world’s biggest fun-run – with HUGE inflatables!
Thrill-seekers will have the chance to roll back the years and conquer the world’s biggest fun-run – featuring HUGE obstacles – when it comes to the region for the first time in 2018.
Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k will take adults, and kids, back to the days of Total Wipeout, Fun House and It’s A Knockout as they clamber over and through giant inflatables.
The huge, fun-filled course – which includes giant mazes, walls, gauntlets and slides amongst other obstacles – will be filled with enough air to inflate more than 75 MILLION footballs, and comes to Weald Country Park, Brentwood, Essex, on Saturday 21st April.
Brains behind the event Alex Winters, a former Cbeebies presenter, came up with the idea while watching an episode of Ninja Warrior back in 2014.
He said: “I grew up watching some of the great, classic TV shows of yesteryear like Fun House, It’s a Knockout and Gladiators.
“Like many others I dreamed of taking part in something like that, but never got the chance! Now I am giving the people of Essex the chance to roll back the years and act like a kid again!
“This will be a day out like no other. Anybody of any shape or size will be able to get round the course and we guarantee they will have an absolute blast in the process.
“We promise fun, thrills and spills for everyone taking part. So come on Essex, show us how Gung-Ho! you can go!”
More than 100,000 people have taken on Gung-Ho! since Alex first dreamed up the idea of a giant inflatable obstacle course for all the family, with tens of thousands more expected after 22 events over a seventh-month UK tour in 2018.