Thousands tackled GungHo! giant inflatable 5k course at Harewood House

More than 3,500 people took part in the world's biggest inflatable 5k obstacle run in  in Leeds.

Sunday, 14th April 2019, 3:58 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th April 2019, 4:19 pm
Amanda Lupton of Kippax reaches the top of one of the inflatables

The challenging Gung-Ho! 5k course - which featured 10 giant inflatables along the route including huge slides and enormous spiky balls - was set up in the grounds of Harewood House on Saturday (April 13). Event organiser Alan Brown of Gung-Ho! said groups of up to 250 runners set off at 15-minute intervals throughout the day. Mr Brown said: "Some of the inflatables are quite tough to get over. People on Saturday were quite intimidate by The Wall." Mr Brown said a number of runners took on the challenge to raise cash for a string of charities. Families also took part along with teams of up to 30 and 40 people made up of of workmates. Mr Brown said: "It was a great day. Harewood was a fantastic venue and we definitely hope to come back next year. We did a survey of people as they left the event and people were leaving with smiles on their faces." Mr Brown said some of the inflatables are the biggest ever made, adding: "We design them here and we go over to the factory in China to make sure they are made to our specification." Mr Brown said The Wall giant inflatable is 45m wide and three-and-a-half-metres high. It was the first year for Gung-Ho! at Harewood House after visiting Temple Newsam in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Runners at the start of the Gung-Ho! 5k at Harewood House
Off we go

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Gung-Ho! competitors on a giant slide
Gung-Ho contestants tackle a giant inflatable
A red inflatable on the Gung-Ho! course
Contestants on the Gung-Ho! course in the grounds of Harewood House
A man heading down a slide at the Gung-Ho!
These runners enjoyed their day out
Heading down a slide
This group of friends were happy to finish the course