Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
$59 for Entry to The Bone Frog Challenge Mud Run ($120 Value)
On Saturday, September 14, athletes converge to conquer The Bone Frog Challenge’s 9–12 miles of muddy terrain, tackling 36 military-style obstacles along the way. Timed waves start every 15–30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., with an elite wave at 9 a.m. and a singles’ wave at 11 a.m. After they cross the finish line, competitors celebrate at an after-party, complete with festive music and food.
In addition to admission to the after-party, racers receive a spectator pass for the whole weekend, a sweat-wicking T-shirt, and one free beer (for 21+ participants). For more information, see the FAQs.
The Bone Frog Challenge
Frogs aren’t exactly known for being fierce, but The Bone Frog Challenge’s namesake skeleton frog makes more sense when you know that it is the unofficial mascot of the Navy SEALs—the creators of the rigorous race. The mascot honors the SEALs’ predecessors: the Underwater Demolition Teams of World War II, who were dubbed “Frogmen” for their ability to work underwater.
The Bone Frog Challenge challenges everyday civilians to act like SEALs, with an emphasis on functional fitness. While the muddy, timed races measure up to 12 miles long, they require more than speed and endurance. The military-style obstacles force participants to draw on reservoirs of strength, agility, and creativity to scale walls, swing on ropes across trenches, and slither under netting through puddles of mud. Although the races champion hard work, they also focus on fun, welcoming competitors across the finish line with music-filled after-parties complete with spreads of food and beer.