North Cariboo Christian School (NCCS) threw their fifth annual Foam Fun Run on Saturday (June 1) at West Fraser Timber Park.
Contestants of all ages and abilities giddily awaited to take part in one of the two races (at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.).
Conditions were perfect.
“It’s not raining, it’s not windy and the foam will stay where its supposed to stay,” said Travis Englund, one of the event’s organizers. “I think things will be good today.”
Englund said there were over 300 people signed up for both of the races together.
The run is an annual fundraiser for NCCS. They put the money earned towards program enhancement efforts. Last year, the funds went towards a bus for the school.
A softball tournament was sharing the park property with the run, so the course was a little different from previous years but judging from the smiles on the runner’s faces, it did nothing to take away from the fun.
A central start/finish bubble gate with speakers atop some scaffolding greeted the eager runners. They followed the course under some trees where there was a tire course to traverse and culverts to crawl through.
From there, they lumbered over some wooden walls before galloping through some foam stations. The first had pool noodles and balls hanging down, the next one involved an army crawl through some foam.
Suitably covered in bubbles, the runners ran through the bush surrounding West Fraser Timber Park before arriving at another slip n’ slide, which was slid down using both feet-first and head-first methods.
A foam-filled bouncy castle followed and to top it all off an army crawl through the sand finished the lap before the contestants did it all again.
“It’s a family event, you see lots of kids here,” Englund said. “It’s just a fun event. it’s not a race or anything. Everyone’s just here to have a fun time and enjoy the bubbles.