Running a race is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.
- $69 for urban-race entry for two (a $140 value)
Teams of two line up at 9 a.m. for the The Stampede, an urban adventure race that pits racers against challenges and puzzles as they tour Louisville. The race takes place on Saturday, August 24, with as many as 20 races, each comprised of waves of up to 100 teams. Upon the completion, each racer receives an official The Stampede medal, water, and fruit slices.
Though many timed races focus on endurance and speed, The Stampede race series emphasizes a different element: fun. During its various 5K runs, participants of all ability levels test their balance and strength by surmounting obstacles and give their minds a workout with puzzles around the city. Designed for all ages with an emphasis on family participations, many of the races have two courses—one for racers aged 6–13 and one for those 14 and older. At the end of the run, runners celebrate victory or bask in personal accomplishments at post-race parties complete with food, drinks, and live music.