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GUNG-HO! World’s biggest 5k inflatable obstacle challenge coming to Manchester


A 5k inflatable obstacle course will be pitching up in Heaton Park on Saturday 29th April and inviting you to take on the challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Gung-Ho! contenders will come face to face with some mighty obstacles such as the Thriller, an inflatable slide which stands nearly 200 foot long and five storeys tall, inflatable potholes ready to trip up even the most nimble-footed, and a 5,000 square foot inflatable Moon Walk.

There are two new additions to the inflatable hurdles this year –  the mysterious Rock n’ Roll Star and the unnerving Danger Zone.

You don’t need to be a skilled athlete to take part. You can walk or run the race at your own pace and there is no age requirement, but participants must be at least 123 cm/ 48 inches tall and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

By pledging sponsorship and purchasing a Gung-Ho! ticket before taking the challenge, you can help BBC Children in Need change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting 2,400 projects in communities across the country that are helping children facing a range of disadvantages such as poverty and deprivation, abuse and neglect.  It funds 102 projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Greater Manchester, with £5.4million invested in the area.

Gung-Ho! co-founder Alex Winters said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with BBC Children in Need this year and hope everyone is encouraged to come along to one of the events and get involved. It’s a fantastic day out, for such a good cause, so what are you waiting for?!”

Fundraisers can their BBC Children in Need Gung-Ho! ticket and pledge sponsorship via


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

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