World’s biggest 5K obstacle course set to return to Kent

3 Jan 2020 | Activities, Motherhood

  • Mote Park, Maidstone, will stage event for fifth successive year in June 2020
  • One of only seven Gung Ho! events in the UK
  • Early bird registration open until Monday 6th January

Dig out the trainers from the back of the wardrobe as the world’s biggest 5K obstacle course is heading back to Kent for a fifth successive year this summer. 

Shed the festive excess and channel those New Year good intentions by tackling the ultimate in fun and fitness – the Gung Ho! giant inflatable obstacle course.

Run, jump, climb, dodge and slide your way to victory over this 5km challenge of thrills and spills which has been inspired by TV shows like Total Wipeout and It’s A Knockout.

Get set to tackle a range of gargantuan obstacles including ‘The Wall’ and ‘Danger Zone’ before conquering the Final Countdown to successfully complete this heart-thumping assault course.

Gung Ho! returns to Maidstone’s Mote Park on Saturday 13th June, 2020 and registration is now open so grab your chance to follow in the footsteps of more than 250,000 participants who have taken on the Gung Ho! Challenge since 2015.

Organisers are gearing up to make the 2020 Gung Ho! the best yet with new obstacles and its legendary fun-filled party atmosphere.

Event director Alan Brown said: “We love coming to Maidstone, which was at the top of list of places to go back to in 2020.

“We’re working extremely hard to make each event fresh and exciting, so that even if you have taken part before, going Gung-Ho! in 2020 will be even more exciting than it was the first time.

“Gung Ho! is like no other 5K event in the UK as it is not about speed, toughness and endurance, but about having fun and challenging yourself and we provide everything to make that happen.

“It also has huge appeal as it’s not a race, which does make a huge difference if you’re a first timer. Gung Ho! is the perfect event for people of all ages, size and fitness to find their inner ‘Gung Ho!’ and have an amazing day out.”

The event is perfect for families, friends and colleagues to take part together in completing the Gung Ho! Challenge on a fun-filled day that is like no other. The only stipulation is entrants must be at least 4ft tall.

This year, more than 25,000 entrants are expected to take part at Gung Ho! events across the UK.

Gung Ho! is also a great way to raise funds for charity with more than £1m raised for good causes to date, while it has also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity partner BBC Children in Need.

Early bird registration is still open with entry costing just £27 until 11.59pm on Monday 6th January, 2020. Register online at The entry fee also includes a bib with race number, plus a Gung-Ho! T-shirt and headband.

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