With enough air to fill 100 million footballs, Gung Ho! is one bouncy challenge…

Need some fitness motivation this winter? The world’s biggest 5k inflatable obstacle course might be the ticket… 

Spanning five stories and over 200 ft, with enough air to fill 100 million footballs, Gung Ho! returns to Heaton Park on Saturday 4th April with surprise new obstacles and more fun than a bouncy castle on steroids.  

Run, jump, climb, dodge and slide your way to victory over 5km of thrills and spills - inspired by TV shows like Total Wipeout and It's a Knockout - and get set to tackle gargantuan obstacles like ‘The Wall' and ‘Danger Zone' before conquering the Final Countdown. 

Gung Ho!’ is named for the Chinese word meaning ‘work together’, later used by the US army as a battle cry to show an expression of spirit they needed before going to war.

Speaking of its fifth return to the North West, event director Alan Brown said: "We love coming to Manchester, 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, it’ll be even (better) than it was the first time.

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

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Over 250,000 participants have taken on the Gung Ho! Challenge since 2015

"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."

Fancy channelling those New Year good intentions and signing up? The only stipulation is entrants must be at least 4ft tall.

You can even go one better and raise funds for charity: sponsored Gung Ho! participants have raised over £1m for good causes to date, including its charity partner BBC Children in Need. 

Registration is now open; prices vary, check the website for full details   

Need yet more inspiration to get active this January?

Challenge yourself to get active every day, your way, with RED January. Whether you run, swim, cycle or choose your favourite fitness activity, set your goal and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the way.

Not only will you feel great, you can raise money for Red’s partner; mental health charity Mind.

Find out more about RED January in Manchester