A participant of the Nanaimo 5K Foam Fest frolics in the foam as she leaves the starting line at the event on Saturday, June 10, whcih took place at the Arbutus Meadows Event and Equestrian Centre in Nanoose Bay. — Adam Kveton

Foam fest packed with racers in Nanoose Bay

Obstacle course covers participants in water and foam

Hundreds of people were lined up to take part in the Nanaimo 5K Foam Fest, taking place in Nanoose Bay on Saturday, June 10.

The event had participants run, jog or walk a five kilometre race, but the real appeal of the event was clearly the foam and the obstacles. There were slides, foam pits, bouncy obstacles and what organizers say is the largest inflatable waterslide in the world.

Many finished the race soaked and smiling.