Gung-Ho! is the idea of CBeebies presenter Alex Winters who was the first to try out the huge 53m long slide called ‘The Thriller’ – which is higher than three London buses.
The 5k course features ten huge inflatable obstacles including a gigantic ball pool, massive foam pit and mammoth climbing wall.
Alex said: “To actually see and have a go on ‘The Thriller’ has been a real buzz. Gung-Ho! is gearing up to be a huge event with thousands already signed up. “People across the North East have really got behind the event and we’re very excited about it.
Alex added: “Of course, if people don’t want to actually take part in the race, it’s also a great spectacle and there will be loads going on to entertain the crowds.”
The Gung-Ho! event will raise funds for Smile For Life to help disadvantaged and disabled children in the North East.
WHERE & WHEN
The event takes place at Newcastle Racecourse on September 19th
Tickets are available from: www.begung-ho.co.uk for £40 until August 14th and £45 after this date.
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