A new attraction hits the shores of Lake Havasu this weekend with the arrival of a “floating obstacle course” at London Bridge Beach.
Workers began erecting the attraction Tuesday, about 25 feet offshore from Beach Shack Rentals. Known as “The Liquid Run,” the inflatable floating playground features 40 obstacles for visitors to run, jump, climb and bounce. The attraction will be accompanied by a free “play zone,” music, food, refreshments and the festive waterfront of Lake Havasu.
“Havasu is a great place for people to come and play,” said Liquid Run owner Jeremiah Cox, of Las Vegas. “There’s no shortage of people who want to come here and do something fun. We’re hoping to have 600 to 800 people here per day … this is a little more of an organized sport. It’s something you can do with 10 of your friends.”
The Liquid Run leased its part of Havasu’s waterfront this weekend from Beach Shack Rentals owner Nicholas Rius, who is eager to see how popular the new attraction will be.
“For Havasu, it’s something new for the weekend,” Rius said Thursday. “It’s great for the economy, great for Havasu, and it’ll make the lake fun again. It’s family-oriented, and it’s something new and fun to bring people together.”
Among the attraction’s first visitors was GoLakeHavasu Director of Event Marketing Jackie Leatherman, who hopes to attract the Liquid Run and events like it for future activities in Havasu.
“It’s a huge, super-fun obstacle course, and it’ll be great for Havasu,” Leatherman said. “It’s a cool addition no matter what your age is. A lot of the time we hear that there aren’t enough things for kids to do, and we hope this brings people out. If it does, then we hope we could convince the Liquid Run to come back for another summer attraction on the lake.”
If this weekend’s appearance by the Liquid Run is successful, Leatherman says, the event could return next month for an encore. Meanwhile, Leatherman says, GoLakeHavasu is always on the lookout for new events and activities to bring to the city.
“If people go elsewhere and see anything that they think would be cool in Havasu, we’re always interested in extending a hand and having them come here.”