Giant obstacles, mazes, gauntlets and slides are coming to Birmingham as part of a huge inflatable assault course.

Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k is back – and organisers are promising new and improved obstacles.

It will take adults, and kids, back to the days of Total Wipeout, Fun House and It’s A Knockout as they clamber over and through giant inflatables.

Gung Ho! Seriously Fun 5k

The idea for the challenge came to founder Alex Winters, a former CBeebies presenter, when he was watching an episode of Ninja Warrior back in 2014.

More than 100,000 people have taken on Gung-Ho! since then, with tens of thousands more expected at 22 events over a seventh-month UK tour in 2018.

Gung Ho! Seriously Fun 5k

Gung-Ho! will be returning to Cofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday, June 16.

Alex said: “I grew up watching some of the great, classic TV shows of yesteryear like Fun House, It’s a Knockout and Gladiators.

“Like many others I dreamed of taking part in something like that, but never got the chance! Now I am giving the people of the Midlands the chance to roll back the years and act like a kid again!

“This will be a day out like no other. Anybody of any shape or size will be able to get round the course and we guarantee they will have an absolute blast in the process.

“We promise fun, thrills and spills for everyone taking part. We know Birmingham can really go Gung-Ho! after our last visit. Let’s see if they can go even more Gung-Ho! in 2018!”

Gung Ho! Seriously Fun 5k

The huge course will be filled with enough air to inflate more than 75 million footballs.

Runners, who must be at least 4ft tall, will receive a free bib with race number, a Gung-Ho! T-shirt and headband, while any spectators can attend for free.

Up to 5,000 people can take part on the day.

Gung Ho! Seriously Fun 5k

Alex added: “This will be our fourth year of touring, and we guarantee this will be the best year yet.

We have brought Gung-Ho! here before and as soon as the event was finished we knew we had to come back, so we are so pleased to be able to return for 2018.

“We have added new obstacles to make sure the course is as fun as it can be for 2018!

“We can’t wait to see as many people as possible duck, weave, climb and slide their way across the course. Tickets increase in price the closer we get to the event so book up now!”

Thousands of pounds are expected to be raised for good causes thanks to people taking part for charity, adding to tens of thousands of pounds already raised for good causes at previous events.

Gung Ho! Seriously Fun 5k

Participants can go Gung-Ho! in aid of the event’s national charity partner BBC Children in Need. Tickets are available here .

Early bird tickets start from £30 here

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