Obstacle courses are metaphors for life's trials—tall walls represent unaccomplished goals, narrow bridges represent the fear of failure, and mud pits represent the daily grind at the mud-pie factory. Conquer what holds you back with this Groupon.
$29 for Entry to 5K Obstacle-Course Mud Run Halloween Edition on October 26 ($65 Value)
In waves that depart every 30 minutes on October 26, 2013, competitors donning costumes tackle 5 kilometers worth of fun, messy obstacles, such as mud pits, tire runs, and slip ‘n’ slides. Finishers receive a medal and all participants receive a Mud Factor bandana. Access city-specific information here.
Each year, Mud Factor plows into towns across the country towing along a fun, yet challenging 5K course full of obstacles and mud to trudge through. But it's not just the adults who get covered in the dirty stuff. Mud Factor Kidz offers all the steep hills, muddy pits, and dark moments of introspection as the grownup course. Athletes between 4 and 8 years old run about a mile, and those between 9 and 13 can go as far as two.
Costumes are encouraged for runners who like to rock their own style. By conquering the course, participants win the right to don finishers' medals.