I had planned on doing the Run Drenched 5k in Jacksonville with some girlfriends. Unfortunately, the ball got dropped, other plans were made and I am not going to be able to do it now. I am pretty bummed about that because this series looks fun! What is Run Drenched? Here is a basic rundown I got from them:
The Drenched 5K is all about bringing back those memories of summer fun. Participants will run or walk from dry to drenched through “hot zones” and drenched zones which may include mist tunnels, sprinkler minefields, spectator “sniper” zones, bubbles, fire hoses, and a 75 foot slip n slide (optional) through the finish line.
Runners and walkers are encourage to form teams, don crazy costumes, and bring out their biggest water guns for a little camaraderie and competition against other teams.
For those not interested in building up a sweat but who want to get in on the fun, Drenched has a free spectator zone where they get to drench the runners any way possible!
We are all about families getting active and so kids 5 and under run FREE and kids 12 and under receive discounted entries!
And at the finish? We stage the best summer party in town! The world’s biggest water balloon fight, music, drinks and dancing. Drenched will be in Jacksonville on August 11th and benefits Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Register on a team of 4 or more and save $5 each!
I’ve done several “fun” runs like the mud runs and the color runs but this one was taking “fun” to a whole new level. Besides, I live in Florida – August is HOT and who wants to actually “run” in August? But a giant water party fun run with some foam on top? Yes, please!
If you live in Florida (and certainly if you are in the Jacksonville area) you need to try to do this race. Fire hose, squirt guns and slip n slides, plus running with friends and/or family sounds like a perfect summer activity! Stick around after the run for a water war and after party like no other. Check out their website and find a location near you! If you decide to sign up – contact me for a discount code – I just may be able to hook you up!