We're are so excited today that we are bouncing off the walls! Earlier this year we got wind that our station would be helping to bring a brand new 5K race to the El Paso area. That didn't excite us at all, in fact we thought it was some cruel ploy by our HR department to get us all into shape!

Truth be told, some details got lost in the rumor mill, and we were dead wrong! Turns out this 5K that we heard about features some extreme inflatable obstacles like you wouldn't believe. Our boss showed us this video earlier today, featuring the whole course, and we were in awe!

The Insane Inflatable 5K will be coming to El Paso on April 19th. Needless to say the KLAQ staff is already taking bets on the ridiculousness that we are sure is going to take place throughout the race. We hope that you and your friends will join us for one of the most exciting events to ever hit the El Paso area. We'll all be there to help cheer everyone on and share some laughs! Here is a look at a few of the obstacles.


The 12 extreme obstacles that make up the course combine imagination, creativity, and most importantly a large dose of fun coupled with a touch of insanity. The signature inflatables range in size and complexity, including “Pure Misery,” a 100 foot long obstacle testing strength, agility, flexibility and endurance, “Jump Around,” the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 70 feet of bouncing, and “Crazy Air,” the most awe-inspiring inflatable of the event where participants climb to the top of the steepest slide in the industry, slide down, and catch air off the lip at the bottom which launches up and out, ultimately landing on an inflatable pad.


In addition to the adult course for ages 14 and older, there will be a ½-mile long Junior Bouncers course for ages 7-13 to ensure the event is family friendly. Beyond the obstacles and the race, the Insane Inflatable 5k will also have a “Midway” where participants can enjoy more inflatables, music spun by DJs from local radio stations, food, beverages, merchandise, and swag from local vendors and sponsors.