Running at night offers many benefits, including cooler temperatures, less crowded roads, and the opportunity to personally thank the raccoon who sorts the neighborhood’s recyclables. Dart through the darkness with this Groupon.
- $29.99 for registration for one for Run To Rave on November 9 (a $63.51 value)
Participants in the 5K run/walk receive a complimentary glow kit filled with accessories designed to light up the nighttime event, which includes accompaniment by DJs and culminates in a dance party. Run/walk packets may be picked up Thursday or Friday before the event for free. There is an extra $5 fee for picking up a packet at the event. The event starts at sunset.
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.