The best part of a mud run is conquering the obstacles, though being able to compete on the same team as your pet toad is a close second. Hop over the finish line with this Groupon.
- $59 for entry for one in 4-mile obstacle race ($109 value)
The Running Dirty mud run takes place at Ticonderoga Farms on Saturday, September 13. The first wave of runners takes off at 9 a.m. Each participant receives a T-shirt, race bib, a beer for those 21 and older, and admission to the after party.
The looks on the runners' faces when they reach the Hell Mile—part fatigue, part excitement, all mud—says it all. Though harrowing, the 1-mile gantlet, which is a simulated Navy SEAL training course complete with drill instructors, comprises just a handful of the over 23 obstacles that make up Running Dirty's 4-mile mud runs. In addition to sloshing through muddy water like a Loch Ness Monster who wants to be seen, contestants climb up walls, crawl through tunnels and under barbed wire, and even leap over burning wood. Those who can't complete a particular obstacle can either seek help from a fellow runner or skip the obstacle entirely. At the end of the race, everyone can bond during the after party, which includes live music and fun activities like beer pong and keg-tossing contests.