Leap of faith! Thousands jump for joy on Wolverhampton Racecourse inflatable course - in pictures

By Dayna Farrington | Entertainment | Published:

Thousands of people negotiated large inflatable obstacles – including an eight foot leap of death – at a race in Wolverhampton this weekend.

Contestants took part in the 5K obstacle run on Saturday at Wolverhampton Racecourse, as part of the UK Running Events course.

They negotiated inflatable tunnels, slides and even leaped from an eight-foot obstacle onto a crash mat below – at the event which returned to Wolverhampton for the second year running.

People took part for fun, as well as raising much-needed funds for charity – with the race's official charity partner this year the NSPCC.

Martin Bardem, managing director of UK Running Events, said: "The whole event has gone really well – we had 3,000 runners taking part and the perfect weather for it!

"Everyone had a fantastic time and a lot of fun. We had 11 inflatable obstacles as part of the course – some of the largest in the country.

"The obstacles were spread out around every 500 metres on the 5K course. They saw people climbing over them, crawling under and through them and then running the 5K route.

"We had climbing walls through to the biggest inflatable slide – and the leap of faith, which sees contestants jumping off a big eight foot tower onto a crash mat below.

"People took part for various causes but our charity partner this year is the NSPCC. This is the second year we have been to Wolverhampton and we will be back for a third time next year.

"Everyone had a great day and we saw many happy faces."

For more information about the UK Running Events, or to enter next year's inflatable obstacle race, visit

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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