Before competing in a marathon, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
$25 for One Entry in the Color Mob 5K ($50 Value)
Admission grants one racer aged 14 or older access to the race, beer garden (for those of age), and post-race celebration with live music. The event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Entrants may choose to run or walk.
Color Mob 5K
The Color Mob 5K is nothing if not high-energy, blending the fast pace of a 5K run with the antic, Day-Glo sensibility of paintball. Runners douse themselves—or each other—in a kaleidoscopic array of colors from dye-filled balls tossed around the mob. Once everyone is drenched enough to easily hide in a ball pit, the run kicks off. At the finish line, swag and a beer garden awaits runners to the strains of live bands.
At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees older than 21, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.