Crowds set to rush to tackle giant obstacle course at South Yorkshire country park

Rainbow warriors are wanted to bounce, slide, climb and crawl their way around a special obstable course set to make a splash at a South Yorkshire park this year.
Blue is the colour for these Rush runners.Blue is the colour for these Rush runners.
Blue is the colour for these Rush runners.

The Color Obstacle Rush will be coming to Rother Valley Country Park later this year according to organisers MyNextRun.

The event combines the fun of coloured powder runs with giant obstacles seen on hit TV programmes such as Wipeout, It’s a Knockout and Ninja Warriors.

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A spokesman for the Finnish firm behind the event said: “After a fun pre-workout to make sure everyone is warmed up, you will start the Rush by pushing through foam and getting doused with color powder while climbing up and down nets, making your way down giant slides, leaping through bouncy castles, crawling under inflatable beams, digging through a giant ball pit, and of course, the huge party at the finish line as your reward for completing the Rush.

“There are 10 obstacles in total along with nine coloring stations throughout the five-kilometre course – unmatched by any other fun run.”

Up to 5,600 people can take part in the rush on Saturday, September 12, with a capacity of 800 people for each of the seven starting slots, from 9.30am until 12.45pm.

Early-bird entry, which is available until Thursday, costs £31.20, rising to £36 until Wednesday, July 8, and £40.80 from July 9 to race day.

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The fee includes an event T-shirt, personal colour bomb and official finisher medal, as well as the chance to tackle the Color Obstacle Rush – see

Color Obstacle Rushes have proved popular.Color Obstacle Rushes have proved popular.
Color Obstacle Rushes have proved popular.

The news comes after it was confirmed Sheffield’s Graves Park was going to host a 1,000 feet water slide after more than 7,000 people signed a Facebook petition called for it to come to the city.