It's a Knockout!
Essentially it involved two teams in fancy dress (particularly oversized, foam costumes that made running virtually impossible) racing over obstacles carrying coloured water. If you haven’t got a giant foam costume in the back of the cupboard, try making some out of old cardboard boxes — ogres and giants were the norm. Or add in some unusual things to wear, like flippers.
Here are all the ingredients you need to create your very own It's a Knockout tournament:
For that authentic look, you'll need some coloured water (don’t overdo the food dye unless you want to be wearing pink splattered clothes for the rest of the day). A different colour for each team.
Something to carry the water like a measuring jug or bucket. One for each team.
A bucket or dustbin to collect and measure the water.
Lots of obstacles to climb up, over and under.
Plenty of ridiculous costumes!