$34 for Entry for One in the Mud Crusade 5K Obstacle Race on Saturday, November 3 ($70.92 Value)

Memphis International Raceway

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5K course filled with obstacles such as rope webs and fire; part of proceeds benefits families of wounded troops and American Cancer Society

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Expires Oct 26th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Online registration required. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver; under 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Valid only for Memphis race. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before competing in a race, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.

$34 for Entry for One in the Memphis Mud Crusade ($70.92 Value)

Covering 5 kilometers around the Memphis International Raceway, the Mud Crusade sends waves of runners through an obstacle-laden course at 30-minute intervals beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 3. Nearly 20 barriers pepper the path, including rope webs, walls of fire, cargo nets, and barbed wire. After the race, participants can celebrate with beer and food at the after party, where live tunes, sponsor giveaways, and mud volleyball spark a festive atmosphere. Racers must register online by October 26.

Mud Crusade

The course designers behind the Mud Crusade know how to handle a physical challenge. Mark Chmura, a former Green Bay Packer; Chris Watts, a former US Marine Corps reconnaissance officer; Matt Peters, a former Los Angeles police officer and sniper; and John Thomas, a middle-aged dad and carpentry extraordinaire, devised the 5K course to test participants’ mettle by bombarding them with 18 obstacles, including barbed-wire crawls, climbing walls, and mud pits. Like Poseidon during a pillow fight, athletes tackle the course in waves, competing for bragging rights before heading to a rollicking after party drenched in mud, sweat, and good spirits. A portion of the race’s proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which supports wounded troops and their families.

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