Gung-Ho! North East
The World's biggest inflatable 5k run is coming to the North East! Gung-Ho! is coming to Herrington Park, Houghton-le-Spring, with 5k of huge inflatable obstacles and a whole heap of fun! Whether you're a veteran athlete or a first-time 5k runner, you'll find plenty of opportunity to show just how Gung-Ho! you really are. From huge slides to enormous spiky balls, there's plenty of challenges to be found on this 5k course. Every obstacle is designed for the maximum amount of fun, with no mud, paint or water to worry about.
Our Gung-Ho! 'Any Wave Run' option means you'll receive a single ticket which enables you to complete as many laps of the course as you wish.
Every finisher receives a Gung-Ho! T-Shirt & Headband
Wave Time Wrist Band
Herrington Park Estate, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear DH4 7EL
Sunderland station is about 6 miles from the venue. The station has direct services to London St Pancras, York, Edinburgh, Leeds and Newcastle.
Herrington Country Park is easily accessed from the A19, which runs North from Doncaster, in South Yorkshire.
If using the A1, from the South leave at the junction with the A690 towards Sunderland, to join the A19; from the North, leave at the junction with the A1231 towards Sunderland, which also joins the A19. Use postcode DH4 7EL for your Satnav.
Car parks located next to the cafe, beside the lake and near the BMX track provide plenty of free parking.
Navigate your way around a 5k course while tackling enormous inflatables up to 50m long and 8 metres high!
Whether you see 5k as a huge challenge, or a little warm up – with Gung-Ho! you’re free to run as fast, or walk as much as you want!
Gung-Ho! has no water obstacles, so you'll only get wet and muddy if it's raining.
Gung-Ho! isn't timed or a race, so you can take as long as you need to beat the course with no pressure, whether you complete in 5 minutes or 60 minutes, the challenge is in getting to the end!
Gung-Ho! is suitable for anyone over 4ft tall, so you can run with your family and friends, no matter their fitness level.
Take on the Gung-Ho! course with your friends, family or work colleagues. You’ve never been on a team building experience like this!
We can not guarantee that every obstacle will appear at every event. The obstacles and their positioning are dependent on the specific venue and local weather.
Rest assured we will do our best to set up every route to provide the most Gung-Ho! fun.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time. This will allow you to park, collect any remaining tickets and drop any bags in the bag-drop facility before heading to the warm up area.
Gung-Ho! starters are released in waves of up to 250 runners.
The first wave will be released at 0900, with subsequent waves starting at 15 minute intervals. Final wave 13.45.
You will be able to select your preferred wave time when booking.
For safety reasons, it is not possible to book late entries on to full wave times.
Your usual gym clothing will be suitable for a Gung-Ho! event. Fancy dress is also welcome but anything sharp or pointy will not be suitable.
Comfortable footwear is a must. We recommend wearing trainers that you have worn-in over a period of time before the event.
If the weather on the day is wet then we recommend bringing a change of clothing and footwear as the ground can get muddy!
Spectators are welcome at every Gung-Ho! event and they won't need to pay. Their view will depend on the venue layout but they will be able to see some of the action.
First-hand event reviews from people who've been there, done that and got the breathable T-shirt, really help everyone choose their next event.
It only takes a few seconds and every month we randomly select someone who has taken the time to write a review and send them a £50 Wiggle voucher.