In sports, what’s important isn’t whether you win or lose, it’s how many free pairs of socks you steal from everybody else’s gym bags. On your mark, get set, pillage with this Groupon.
$22 for One Entry in The Retro Run 5K Race on March 2, 2013 (Up to $45 Value)
Starting at 9 a.m., runners dressed in their favorite ‘60s, ‘70s, or ‘80s outfits take their mark for an untimed race through Rio Vista Community Park. Entry includes a free commemorative T-shirt and sunglasses. After the race, runners can head to a celebratory festival complete with ‘80s music and a costume contest.
The Retro Run 5K
When participants at The Retro Run 5K take their marks, they're more likely to be taken for Cyndi Lauper than a marathon runner. That's because the 3-mile run eschews the put-ons of most modern races: there are no times collected, and those with the best '60s, '70s, or '80s costumes are the ones destined to win the big prize—in the post-race costume competition, anyway. Neon spandex, fanny packs, and fingerless gloves are a hot choice among racers, but even if you're just there in a T-shirt and shorts, the staff will hook you up with a free pair of sunglasses to help you look the part. After the race, runners, walkers, and even pets celebrate with an '80s-themed festival complete with top party music, a costume contest, and pyramid teams reenacting the fall of the Berlin Wall.