Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
- $14 for one entry to the Monster Dash-4-Cash race on Saturday, October 5 (a $28 value)
Starting at 8 a.m., the 5K run leads participants through the natural landscape of Parque del Rio and Safari Park. Racers can sprint at the chance for prizes by chasing down one of four extra-quick runners. Event t-shirts are available for purchase for $10 on the day of the event.
Anderson Racing Adventures
Serial cross-country runner and duathlete Kate Anderson would sometimes trek nearly 100 miles to attend a race, until she decided to start hosting her own. In 2011, she gathered a team of fellow runners around her cause and founded Anderson Racing Adventures. Since then, the company has devised events ranging from cycling and swimming duathlons through rugged natural terrain to seasonally themed costume runs. Anderson's team is always present at each race: a former triathlete distributes medals, a former competitive runner guides participants through the course, and a former coach times the events.