Running in Hickory Hills

Up to 44% Off 5K Obstacle-Course Entry

Hit and Run 5K

Toyota Park

$35 $20

Runners dash through a 5K obstacle course; each registration includes one shirt, headband, and packet full of deals from sponsors

$10 for a Fitness Fusion Expo Visit 

2014 Fitness Fusion Expo

Rosemont

$45 $10

Fitness demos and exhibitions cater to both men and women, featuring celebrity fitness instructor Anowa Adjah's Powerhouse Physiques regimen

Up to 50% Off The Graffiti Run

The Colorful 5K – Graffiti Run

Lincoln Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course as volunteers douse them with nontoxic color powder to be shown off during a post-race dance party

53% Off Entry in Women's Half-Marathon

Zooma Women's Race Series

Burnham Park

$105 $49

Women's half-marathon takes a scenic lakefront route before ending with a post-race party complete with recovery massage and yoga

57% Off Entry to the Run Against Traffick 5k

Traffick Free

Diversey Harbor

$35 $15

3.1-mile run along Diversey Harbor raises awareness against human trafficking in Chicago

44% Off Running

Northwestern Settlement

Redeem from Home

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 40% Off 5K Race and T-Shirt

Chinatown 5K

Chicago

$41.82 $25

5K through Chinatown that includes a post-race raffle and a traditional Chinese lion dance

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K – Up to 34% Off

ROC Race - Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

U.S. Cellular Field

$108.90 $74

Costume-clad runners tackle 12 game-show-inspired obstacles as they race for victory on Saturday, July 12

Up to 50% Off Pride 5K Registration and Party

Pride 5K

Lincoln Park

$90 $45

Don your raciest attire for an evening pre-Pride 5K; then groove at a post-race party with DJ Adam LeBlanc of the local band Sixteen Candles

Up to 51% Off Disco Dash 5K or 10K Race

Disco Dash 5K/10K- Guaranteed Rate

Soldier Field

$65 $32

Wearing leisure suits, sunglasses, and wigs, runners hustle along Lakeshore Trail before dancing at an after-party with a live band

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

Great Urban Race

Theater on the Lake at Cactus Cantina

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

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The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting one-hour workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth-brushing. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early morning boot camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late evening class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.

6310 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn,
IL
US

Pretty Muddy's founders designed their 5K obstacle course with a simple goal: to provide a stress-free opportunity for women to cut loose and have a blast in the mud with their friends. Women run or walk at their own pace, encountering low-pressure architectural obstacles along the way that are devoid of hay, splintering plywood, and axe-wielding trolls. The finishers sport post-race looks ranging from mud-drenched to only lightly splattered, depending on their course strategies.

Though the course architects designed obstacles to be fun, Pretty Muddy team members are stationed at each one to provide assistance, and obliging signs point out alternative routes for those who’d rather keep walking. The team often reminds participants that it isn’t about how many obstacles they surmount, but about sucking every drop of fun out of the experience.

At least two aid stations are present on every Pretty Muddy course to keep everyone well hydrated. After they finish, muddy ladies can compete for costume prizes, grab a drink and listen to the music, or free themselves of icky attire at onsite rinsing and changing stations.

11551 184th Pl.
Orland Park,
Illinois
US

Equipment: Barbells, rowing machines, dumbbells, Olympic rings, and medicine balls.
Students should bring: Towel and reusable water container
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Established: 2013
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Just push yourself to the best of your ability.

778 Burr Oak Dr
Westmont,
IL
US

Cosmic Run provides a multisensory experience that pushes the limits of participants' imaginations with a mind-bending journey through a setting flush with dance music and fluorescent pops of color. As you run, witness futuristic, animated lighting effects before dancing the night away as world-famous DJs spin. During the festivities, you become a part of the cosmic canvas as glowing lights fill the space and the crowd takes on their otherworldly bright hues.

3501 S Laramie Ave
Cicero,
IL
US

Green grass and blue skies bookend the boot-camp classes at Bulldog Bootcamp. Leading the outdoor workouts, owner Greg Major and his team of seasoned fitness instructors spur their students on by shouting words of encouragement and tearing Chicken Soup for the Soul books in half. Major—a decorated bodybuilder and inline skater—has been a certified personal trainer since 1989, and has since picked up the credentials to teach CrossFit’s Level 1, Football, and Kids programs. He and his staff stage CrossFit classes at Bulldog Bootcamp’s training facility in Forest Park.

1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres a mulligan. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the amusement you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Today's Groupon gets you and a friend 18 holes with cart at River Oaks Golf Course for $40 (up to a $88 value, depending on the day you go). Your Groupon is good for any time Monday through Friday and after noon on weekends.

13100 South Halsted Street
Riverdale,
IL
US

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