This weekend was the 5K Foam Fest at Wasaga Beach. It’s been fun watching organizers prepare for the event. Details on the event are here:
On Monday Aug 5th (the civic holiday) I got down to the beach before 8:00 AM to beat the crowds. I was the only one at the 18th street parking lot below.
My advice to friends visiting the beach from Toronto? Leave home at 5:00 AM. Have a nice breakfast in Wasaga Beach at 7:00 AM. Enjoy the beach from 8:00 AM until about 1:30 PM. You’ll be fried to a crisp by then anyway. Time your exit as the beach goes nuts around 2:00 PM, and hit a restaurant near 45th street or in Collingwood for a late lunch well away from beach one. Get home by 5:00 PM sitting on your back deck congratulating yourself for not being stuck in a traffic jam on Hwy 400!
Saturday was the day of the 5K FoamFest. Late morning I came across participants working through the various obstacle courses. By the time people got to this station near 12th street (to jump through floating inner tubes), most people were clearly exhausted. A few still jogging but most walking (or crawling).