THRILLSEEKERS will have the chance to roll back the years and conquer the world’s biggest obstacle fun run when it heads to Chester in 2019.

Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k will take adults, and kids, back to the days of Total Wipeout, Fun House and It’s A Knockout as they clamber over and through giant inflatables.

The huge, fun-filled course – which includes giant mazes, walls, gauntlets and slides amongst other obstacles – will be filled with enough air to inflate more than 80 million footballs and returns to Chester Racecourse on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Alex Winters, a former Cbeebies presenter, came up with the idea while watching an episode of Ninja Warrior back in 2014 and is delighted to be able to bring his creation to Chester after first visiting in June 2018.

He said: “I grew up watching some of the great, classic TV shows of yesteryear like Fun House, It’s a Knockout and Gladiators.

“Like many others I dreamed of taking part in something like that, but never got the chance!

"Now I am giving the people of Cheshire the chance to roll back the years and act like a kid again!

“This will be a day out like no other. Anybody of any shape or size will be able to get round the course and we are sure they will have an absolute blast in the process.

“There will be fun, thrills and spills for everyone taking part.

"Last year was amazing, so we are so excited to see what Chester has in store for us in 2019."

More than 200,000 people have taken on Gung-Ho! since it started in 2015, with tens of thousands more expected over a seven-month UK tour next year.

There are 5,000 places available at the Chester event.

Thousands of pounds are expected to be raised by charity runners adding to hundreds of thousands of pounds already raised for good causes at previous events.

Participants can go Gung-Ho! in aid of the event’s national charity partner BBC Children in Need.

Runners, who must be at least 4ft tall, receive a free bib with race number, Gung-Ho! T-shirt and headband, while spectators can attend for free.

Tickets to all Gung-Ho! events are currently on offer for just £28 up until midnight on January 7.

Tickets and more information are available at