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 an Entry to the Mud Factor Obstacle-Course Run ($65 Value)
At Sacramento Raceway on Saturday, October 6, competitors tackle fun, challenging obstacles in waves that depart every half-hour, with the first available wave starting at 9 a.m. Finishers receive a medal and all participants receive a Mud Factor bandana; runners 21 and older also enjoy a complimentary beer. View the course map here. Participants must register online by Wednesday, September 26.
Each year, Mud Factor plows into towns across the country towing along a fun, yet challenging, course full of obstacles and mud to trudge through. It's 5 kilometers of dirty, sweaty madness that pits runners not against each other, but against their own expectations. At some events, attendees don event bibs and bandanas into their proper places before rocketing off the starting line in waves, dashing away to prove their superior hardcoreness to steep hills, muddy pits, and inner demons. Costumes are encouraged—be they Mud-Thing ensembles or strategically placed Speedos—for racers who like to rock their own style. By conquering the course, participants win the right to don achievement medals; those who've successfully wrestled life for legal-drinking status can celebrate their mastery of Mud Factor with a mug of beer.
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.