Male and female competitors climb over rope walls, splash through mud pits, sneak under barbwire, and climb over oversized tires in a goodwill 5K and 10K race. Runners of all skill levels gather at the start dressed however they like, sprinting through the course shirtless or even in mesh smoking jackets. During the 10 a.m. wave, racers are encouraged to don their favorite patriotic garb. Everyone competes at their own pace, and all participants receive a Medal of Honor to hang round their neck upon completion.
Past events have attracted up to 2,100 racers, all of whom are treated to a post-race, beer-filled celebration with live music from local bands. Photographers document the entire event, capturing a portfolio of epic action shots and barbaric yawps. Water stations are peppered throughout the course, and a gear check allows racers to safely stow belongings with a watchful staff member.
It’s a quiet afternoon in Rhome when the tranquil plains suddenly erupt with whoops and hollers. A pair of tandem skydivers has just seemingly dropped out of nowhere and is high-fiving and cheering while they fall. One has done this drop countless times and the other is about to check the adrenaline-fueling activity off his bucket list.
The staff behind Thrillzown makes it their goal to see activities such as skydiving get crossed off of lists. In doing this, they offer hot air balloon rides, ziplining, and hang-gliding, along with a host of other activities. They can also advise hesitant customers on the appropriate thrill to partake in, pointing out which jaunts are more serene versus which ones make Superman nervous.
DFW Shooters Academy hopes to foster safe and responsible gun ownership, and they've worked hard to earn a reputation consistent with their goal. To this end, the facility has acquired certifications from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defense By Design, and the NRA. In addition to teaching pupils safe firearm operation, their instructors help customers purchase the firearm that is most appropriate for them to ensure safe and consistent performance . DFW Shooters Academy also leads self-protection courses that do not require the use of guns or slippery banana peels.
From Chase Oaks Golf Club to Tour 18 Dallas, you'll have the opportunity to putt and play at discounted rates on 27 of the region's greatest greens. Dress codes, dates, and rates vary per course. Other game-changers include golf lessons and training, such as a one-on-one lesson using JVC video from Edwin Watts Learning Center (a $49 value). Click here to see a full list of discounts and deals.
Athletes dunk, dart from first to second base, and dribble down soccer fields at The Labb, yet the eatery has no sporting equipment. Instead, athletes can be seen competing on the bar’s high-definition TVs, and onlookers nosh on hearty sandwiches, hot dogs, and helpings of Frito pie. The Labb’s sandwiches range from the Cuban—stuffed to the brim with pork loin, ham, and Swiss cheese—to a reinterpretation of the BLT with turkey and avocado. Meanwhile, hot dogs come with eclectic toppings, such as chili, pico de gallo, avocado, blue cheese, and sprinkles.
• For $35, you get admission to a 12-station sporting clays course with 100 targets (a $35 value) and golf-cart rental (a $35 value; a $75.78 total value, including tax). • For $45, you get admission to a 12-station sporting clays course with shells and 100 targets (a $35 value), golf-cart rental (a $35 value), and gun rental (a $20 value; a $97.43 total value, including tax).