Imagine taking the typical 5k run and adding a little (a lot) of the “ridiculous” and fun from your favorite game shows.   The Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge, or the ROC Race, is just that.  As stated on their website:

The ROC race is all about the FUN! The goal is have the participants look back after the race and only be able to describe the obstacles as “RIDICULOUS”! We took a 5k course and combined it with the crazy game show themes from favorites like Wipeout, American Gladiators, Double Dare and MXC.

Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Phillies, will host the event for the first time on June 7, 2014. 

The wet and wild day will be filled with water obstacles such as the world’s largest Inflatable water slide, the wrecking ball, and even a bubble themed obstacle. With the theme of the day being ridiculous, many participants take the challenge while wearing outrageous costumes.

After the race participants are encouraged to stick around after the finish to celebrate! Enjoy live music/dj’s and other entertainment, beer garden, great food and spectator viewing of the course.

The ROC Race’s proceeds go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound.  The program provides opporunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles.

Register by June 1 at and receive 10% off by entering the coupon code, “PHILLIESROC” at the end of the registration form. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to register early.

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Where: Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148