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.
$29 for Entry to the Ready, Set, Glow 5K and Food Festival on Saturday, August 17 ($60 Value)
The Ready, Set, Glow 5K and Food Festival invites runners to put on their brightest neon gear and take part in a colorful nighttime 5K. Each contestant gets a complimentary event T-shirt and access to a postrace party with a live DJ and dancing. Fun team and individual costumes are encouraged.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with the run beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee for parking that is not included in this Groupon.
It’s simple enough to run three miles around your neighborhood, but why do that when a Healthy Races run could potentially involve a giant inflatable killer whale, mud-soaked ballerinas, or a mischievous leprechaun? Healthy Races injects each of its events with a crucial ingredient that is sadly all-to-often missing from exercise: fun. Though the company's events change based on the season, it has previously held mud runs, glow stick highlighter runs, Oktoberfest beer runs, and St. Patrick's Day-themed 5Ks.