Outside of a marathon, the best way to test people's endurance is to see how long they can listen to a radio play-by-play of a marathon. Take on a real challenge with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one entry to the Metro Dash race (up to a $50 value). This event takes place on Saturday, June 9, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. This event is for people 18 years and older.
Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with twenty obstacles that test endurance and strength. Guts wrenching and muscles pounding, contestants awaken inner warriors to battle high hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets. Each runner must complete all obstacles in two or fewer chances lest they be subjected to 5 squat thrusts. Those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig will be sentenced to a penalty of 20 squat thrusts.
As spectators cheer, competitors clad in race T-shirts climb, crawl, and jump through the course in waves, but only those who have selected an Elite preferred start time during registration will be eligible to win awards. Elite runners will run the course a second time at 10:30 a.m., and these scores will be added to their first. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A FAQ page answers any questions that contestants might have.
Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with 20 obstacles that test endurance and strength. High hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets impede the path as contestants—guts wrenching and muscles pounding—sprint to awaken their inner warriors. The Metro Dash staff stands by to control the flow of runners and penalize those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig.
Metro Dash staff members divide the race into waves, sending runners through the course to climb and crawl in their race T-shirts as spectators cheer on in support. They require runners in the Elite division to run the course a second time, totaling the scores for competition. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation