Slide the City does a great job marketing their events to generate a buzz in every city they visit.. Thousands of people rocketed down Ott Street in Allentown PA today on a thousand-foot water slide in Slide the City. The length of the slide is over three football fields and the steep incline of Ott Street was the perfect choice for a lightning fast run. The slide was manufactured in the USA and travels around the country, bringing wet wonderment to all who cross its path. The event is open to everyone over 46” tall and they provide a mandatory inner tube branded with the Slid the City logo. With the purchase of a triple (3 slides) you get a cool bag complete with the essentials. If you do it, bring a plastic bag for your cell phone or better yet, capture the event with a Go Pro.
Donna from the Morning Call local newspaper asked if I would be willing to strap a Go Pro to my head and capture the essence of the slide.
Here is the resulting video of me careening down the slide.
A portion of the proceeds benefit charity. The Allentown event raised money for the Allentown Youth Organizations United To Help, a non-profit youth organization with a goal to further develop good sportsmanship, character and promote positive influences in Allentown youth through athletic programs and other activities.
Here are the details of the Allentown event so you know what to expect when they come to your neck of the woods:
The event will take place from 12 pm to 5 pm with an extra hour from 11 am - 12 pm and 5 pm - 6 pm for Unlimited Sliders.
Please plan on arriving to the event before your scheduled wave time.
In order to shorten your wait time on event day, we are opening a Packet Pick-Up day for participants to check in a day early, and get their gear. We strongly suggest coming to Packet Pick-Up to get your gear. No one wants to wait in line for check-in on event day!
If, you absolutely cannot make it to Packet Pick-Up, you can check-in at the event, but be warned, check-in lines can get long on event day. If you are checking in on event day, please plan on getting there at least an hour before your scheduled slide time.
You must have a wristband to ride! Since safety is our number one concern, all sliders will be required to ride with an inflatable tube and sign a waiver (If you registered online you signed the waiver in that process).
Slide The City is fun for the whole family, but every member must have their own registration; including kids. There is an age limit of 5 years old and a minimum height restriction of 46 inches.
Make sure you come in plenty of time to get your ride on, and be aware there will be a line for the slide. We will accept sliders in line up until 30 minutes before the Slide closes.
We slide rain or shine; a little rain only means more slip for our slide!
We give it two thumbs up!
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Denise Grothouse is the Founder and President of Perfect Six, a Marketing and Brand Management Firm.