Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for entry in a single race on Saturday, June 15 (a $45 value)
- $20 for entry in a single race on Saturday, July 13 (a $30 value)
- $20 for entry in a single race on Saturday, August 17 (a $30 value)
- $40 for entry in all three races (an $85 value)
Each two-hour 5K race kicks off at 9:30 a.m. from the Hilltop Shelter in Bloomer Park, culminating in a prize and award ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Muddy Watters trail series fuses the tough terrain of trails, mud, and rivers into single 5-kilometer routes hindered by frequent stops for boot camp-style exercises. Along with three main races throughout the summer, several offshoot versions adapt the rules into new themes, such as a women-only run and a miniature, 1-mile scramble ideal for kids and 5,000-foot-long snails. Despite the tenacity of the courses, the slog pays off in more ways than one: beyond building character and doling out awards for the speediest participants, the race helps benefit local charities, which in the past have included Volunteers of America and the Alzheimer’s Assocation.
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