As temperatures climb past 90 — when it’s so scorching your clothes get damp with sweat within minutes of walking outside and garbage cans are literally melting under the sun — finding the motivation to exercise can be nearly impossible.
Well, with this new kind of race, your motivation will be restored. It’s called the Liquid Run, and it’s a gigantic floating obstacle course assembled right on the shore. Think of it like Family Double Dare meets the coolest water park you’ve ever visited.
Everyone who signs up gets a waterproof case for their phones, so they can tweet, Instagram, and Snap every second as they race through inflatable tunnels, jump on trampolines, climb towers and fly down slides throughout the course. Hardcore runners may sneer at this, since it’s clearly more of an adult Chuck E. Cheese play place than a true race, but it IS a fun way to spend an afternoon (much like these epic slip & slides). And, if you’re anything like me, having a date on the calendar of an upcoming race can be the one thing that gets you to lace up your running shoes on a sweltering day.
The run takes place in Newport Beach, CA, but hopefully it will spawn a franchise — or copycat events — much like the Color Runs and other themed 5Ks have across the country.
For more information about the race, visit The Liquid Run.
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