Races often challenge runners to overcome tough obstacles, making them climb over walls or wear shoes without Velcro. Challenge yourself with this Groupon.
$25 for Race Registration for the 5K Summer Heat Race on Saturday, June 22 ($50.38 Value)
Each runner receives a race t-shirt, unlimited slides down a large inflatable water slide at the finish line, and entry into a post-race party with a live DJ and pony rides.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Scottsdale Beat the Heat
On June 26, 1990, the city of Phoenix battled temperatures that soared up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the hottest day in the city's history. Scottsdale Beat the Heat, describing themselves as "The hottest race on Earth", celebrates this epic heatwave by challenging runners to compete in 11.22 or 5K races during one of the hottest times of the day. The race begins at 2:47 p.m., the exact moment thermometers hit 122 and all the world's snowmen agreed never to visit Arizona. Runners who complete the sweat-inducing challenge that runs through a course involving Barrett Jackson, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Phil Mickelson’s golf course, and a polo field, can cool themselves off by taking unlimited slides down a giant inflatable water slide and drinking beverages at an after-race party that also features pony rides and a live DJ.