Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for one entry to the 5K Caveman Crawl adventure race for ages 13 and older with chip timing (up to a $55 value)
- $35 for entry into the Dual Sport Challenge (up to an $80 value). Participants embark on the 5K race and an 8-mile mountain-bike ride.
- $15 for entry to the one-mile kids' Caveman Crawl adventure race for ages 7 to 13 with chip timing (up to a $30 value)
- $10 for entry to the quarter-mile kids' Caveman Crawl adventure race for ages 4 to 6 (up to a $20 value). An adult must race with each child participant.
The race tears through an outdoor obstacle course starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. Each participant receives a Caveman T-shirt, finisher medal, souvenir race bib, and a timing chip for recording race time and number of salsa avalanches encountered. Though all racers who complete each obstacle can win a prize for each age division, including cash prizes made available for the first time in this year's competition, top-finisher awards are based solely on the 8:30 a.m. 5-kilometer competition wave. Each option is valid up until Tuesday, June 8. Digital prints from the events will be available courtesy of Dwayne Masters Photography.
Mud-covered creatures slide down hills, slither over ropes, and plunge headfirst into tangled cargo nets. Around them, the towering walls of an abandoned rock quarry reverberate with the crowd's animalistic growls and cheers. Underneath each coat of mud stands a runner participating in Caveman Crawl's 5K adventure race and mud-run course. Adult racers, separated into timed waves, race against their shoe-clipped timing chips as they bound over, under, and through more than 20 annually changing obstacles. Past challenges include plunging down a 500-foot water slide, leaping over lily pads, and tiptoeing through a quiet library. Smaller racers, aged 4–6 or 7–13, navigate a shorter course with compact versions of the larger obstacles. Along a newly added mountain-bike course, Dual Sport Challenge participants pedal across rocky hills and through swaths of mud and chilly water, all while giving the right of way to commuting mountain goats. The race ends with a massive barbecue where participants celebrate their victory over nature and often receive prizes while refueling with food, drinks, and live music.