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Australia Is Getting Its First Cat-Themed Human Obstacle Course

Think '90s TV show Gladiators, but with people acting like kittens.
By Sarah Ward
November 06, 2016
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Australia Is Getting Its First Cat-Themed Human Obstacle Course

Think '90s TV show Gladiators, but with people acting like kittens.
By Sarah Ward
November 06, 2016
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Some people like to sit at home with their feline friends, soaking in their purrfect company. Others prefer to head to a cat cafe and cuddle up to a whole room filled with kitties. And, others still might fancy walking in their paws and getting a sense of their point of view. As well as offering some feline-themed fun, that's what Australia's first cat-themed human obstacle course is designed to do.

In case the concept isn't clear, or your kitty-loving head is already seeing visions of mice, the Felix Clever Cat-a-thon lets two-legged people run, jump, climb, hang, claw and pounce like their favourite four-legged creatures, all while navigating a 16m long, inflatable space the event is calling "the most cunning human-sized cat obstacle course ever devised". While in feline mode, they'll compete against each other for glory. Think '90s TV show Gladiators, but with people acting like kittens.

Two Cat-a-thons are currently slated, so folks in both Sydney and Melbourne can join in. The former takes over Circular Quay's Overseas Passenger Terminal on November 12 and 13, while the latter takes place at Queensbridge Square, Southbank on November 26.

Yep, if you've ever wanted to claw your way up onto a window sill, weave through breakable items, climb onto kitchen counters and more cat-like antics, this is your chance. Dressing up like your favourite mouser is recommended, of course. Eating lasagne like Garfield beforehand, not so much.

The Felix Clever Cat-a-thon takes place at Circular Quay's Overseas Passenger Terminal on November 12 and 13, and Queensbridge Square, Southbank on November 26. For more information, visit the event website.

Image: Steve Garner.

Published on November 06, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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