One Spartan Race Mud Run Registration for Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. in Palmerton (Up to $100 Value)

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In a Nutshell

More than 15 obstacles, such as mud pits and barbed wire, test runners' stamina and resolve over 4 miles before a post-race party.

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 14th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 14 or older. Not valid for resale. Online registration required by 7/11/12. Operates in all weather conditions. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. Additional mandatory insurance fee not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.

$39 for One Entry to the Spartan Race (Up to $100 Value)

On July 14, participants in event T-shirts gather at Blue Mountain Ski Area to take off on the approximately 4-mile Spartan Race. Heats start every half hour beginning at 9 a.m.

Spartan Race

Seven extreme athletes and one Royal Marine banded together to design the Spartan Race's intense miles-long course strewn with more than 15 obstacles to test resilience, stamina, and strength. Clad in event T-shirts, runners collect smudges and stains as they clamber across mud pits, slide unscathed under barbed wire, and juke feral linebackers. Upon crossing the finish line, victors are awarded a participation medal and of-age competitors sate thirsts with a cold beer. The top three male and female runners each qualify for free entry in the next highest race level. Combatants compare fresh battle wounds—or scars from filing folders—as a live band plays catchy tunes and the aromas of warm, savory food (available for purchase) tempt grumbling bellies.

Spartan Races

Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

Thrilling and heart-pounding experiences