Radical Run a real workout

by | Feb 28, 2019 | News

Sean Marco, News Reporter

Zach Watts watched people sweat, slip, and struggle through what looked like a bouncy gym. But it wasn’t.

He was monitoring Humber North students run through the course set up in the gymnasium on Feb. 28.

Radical Run obstacle course flyer at Humber North. (Sean Marco)

Watts told students to have fun while in the Radical Run obstacle course also cautioned participants of the dangers of the course.

“At first glance the course looks easy but getting in there, finding proper footing, and trying to finish it as fast as you can is a real challenge, that is why we have a waiver just in case,” said Watts, who was part of the obstacle course’s staff.

Recreation coordinator Jennifer O’Reilly organized the free event to attract students to drop in and discover the gym and other athletic facilities offered at Humber North. 

“It’s hard to miss a giant inflated obstacle course even if you’re just walking by the gym, not to mention the colourful flyers that were put up around the campus,” she said.

Radical Run obstacle course at Humber North. (Sean Marco)

The course allowed students to compete with their peers but the ones with the fastest times receive a prize from Humber Recreation. 

Obstacle course participant and Humber student Larenz Fallen said the course “is super fun but super hard, I got a couple of rug burns but who wouldn’t want a free shirt?” 

The many slips and falls also provided fun and laughs for spectators. 

“It’s pretty fun watching people go through the course,” Watts said. “There’s some reckless people that just throw their bodies through the course.” 

Larenz Fallen (left) and Matthew DaSilva (right) preparing to race through the Radical Run at Humber North. (Sean Marco)

Fallen said Humber should host more events like this.

“It’s a good way to get student interaction as well as promote Humber’s on-campus life,” he said.

O’Reilly is hoping to bring more events like this to Humber Lakeshore campus based off the positive feedback they are quickly receiving about the event.