Insane Inflatable Obstacle Race Coming to UM

April 03, 2015

MISSOULA – If you have what it takes to scramble across 11 extreme inflatable obstacles, plan to attend the Insane Inflatable 5K on Saturday, May 2, at the University of Montana.

The race will launch the first wave of racers at 9 a.m., with additional waves running until 1 p.m. The course is about 3 miles long and incorporates the unique terrain at UM.

Registration fees, which include a T-shirt and medal upon completion, range from $59 for advance registration to $75 for same-day registration. Children are welcome to participate, with a suggested minimum age of 8 years old and a minimum height requirement of 42 inches.

A special promotional code, sr10, can be used at checkout to receive additional savings and discounts. To make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, entrants can put in code bbbsmissoula at checkout. A special discount code for UM students and employees, um20, also is available at checkout. For more information or to register, visit

The inflatable obstacles range in size and complexity, including “Pure Misery,” a 100-foot obstacle testing strength, agility, flexibility and endurance; “Jump Around,” the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 70 feet of bounce pad; and “Vertigo,” where participants climb to the top of the steepest slide in the industry (at six stories tall) and slide down to finish the race and claim their medals. 

Beyond the obstacles and the race, the Insane Inflatable 5K also will have a “Midway,” where participants can enjoy games, food, beverages, merchandise and swag from local vendors and sponsors. The event is presented by the Karl Tyler Auto Group, with additional support from DirecTV, First Montana Bank and Michelob Ultra. Additionally, the event will give back to the community, designating a portion of the race proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula.

Contact: Jess Turner, Insane Inflatable 5K, 203-900-5573,; Shannon Brilz, UM University Center program manager, 406-243-4115,