The 5K Foam Fest

The 5K Foam Fest

Foam Fest puls plug on Star

Event is shifting from Silver Star Mountain Resort to Sun Peaks Resort

The funnest, foamiest festival around is moving on.

The 5K Foam Fest, which made its first west coast appearance at Silver Star Mountain Resort in June, has chosen another location for its 2016 return to B.C.

The festival, which made stops across Canada, was a massive success and highly popular. While it will once again kick off the tour in B.C. in 2016, this time it is moving to Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops.

“We just decided to go in a different direction this year,” said Mel Kurtin, with 365 Sports, the company which owns and operates 5K Foam Fest.

“No hard feelings at Silver Star. It was a great sold out event.”

Next year’s event at Sun Peaks is June 18.

“Yes, we are disappointed that Foam Fest is not returning in summer 2016 but are confident we’ll partner with the event organizers on other exciting events in the future,” said Anne Haight, Silver Star Mountain Resort’s director of sales and marketing.

While it is moving, the event is pleased to be returning to the region.

“We love it here, we have family here and you can’t beat the view,” said Jesse Fulton, president of 365 Sports.

“We strive to always improve the event and our runners experience and the new terrain along with amenities of Sun Peaks was the right move.”

The run is open to participants eight years and up and registration and is available online at www.5kfoamfest.ca.