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 Between Two Options
- $29 for race registration for one (up to a $65 value)
- $55 for race registration for two (up to a $130 value)
Racers bound through a 5K race course that is packed with 13 obstacles, including a pile of junk cars, a shaky rope bridge, a tire run, and a ring of fire. Racers can pick up their registration packet on Thursday, April 25, or Friday, April 26, at the race office at 706 S. Boston Ave. in Tulsa. The race will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Camp Okiwanee (11340 S. 177th Ave. in Kellyville), but there will be a shuttle bus providing transportation from a parking lot (17808 W. Highway 66 in Kellyville) to the event itself. The first heat begins at 9 a.m.
Runners should be sure to dress to get messy and bring a change of clothes, although participants are encouraged to don crazy costumes as well. Afterward, racers celebrate their success with complimentary food and drinks.
Face the Flame
Face the Flame is no ordinary 5K—and not just because it ends with a daring leap through a ring of fire. Instead, the race is all-out obstacle course spread over 76 acres. Racers commence with an invigorating lunge into a dumpster before setting off to traverse uneven stone ramparts, crawl through muck-filled pipes, and scale the steep incline of a dry creek bed. Race heats set out every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., but heats are not grouped according to speed, ability, or the quality of your barbaric yawp. Proceeds from the race benefit Camp Fire, which serves up to 3,500 at-risk youth each year through extracurricular and summer programming.