Published: Apr 05, 2014 7:42 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (March 31, 2014) - Part road run, obstacle course, and 1,500-square foot-mud pit, the Craze 5K is a benefit event for local non-profit organization Not In My City and the first event of its kind in Cape Coral. The Craze 5K will take place Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Cape Christian Fellowship in Fellowship Park at 2110 Chiquita Blvd. in Cape Coral.
In partnership with Clear Channel Media, Lowe's, Chick-Fil-A and title sponsor ABC Electric Service, the event will include live music from local bands, a kids area with inflatables, crafts, games, and plenty of food and other fun from area vendors. Whether families are registered to run in the 5K or just want to enjoy the free family festival activities, the Craze 5K will have something for everyone.
The centerpiece of the event is a 1,500-square-foot mud pit, filled with 6,000 gallons of water and four dump truck loads of top soil from an area recycling center. Participants of the 5K will wind on and off a road course as they make their way through tire fields, down and under crawl areas, through large industrial tubing, over large climbing walls, balance beams and even across a huge, inflatable slip and slide. After the main race, there will be a one-mile run for children ages ten and under. While there is a race exclusive to young kids, all children can participate in the main run as long as they are with their parent or legal guardian.
Not In My City puts hope within reach for families in Southwest Florida by providing residents with a community resource guide, mentoring at-risk youth, and providing services for married couples and families in crisis. The organization has recently expanded to pilot a foster family visitation program with Children's Network, and will be opening a full-service family counseling center and addiction recovery program by the fall. The Craze 5K is a family event that is meant to raise funds and awareness for the Not In My City organization.