Sports in Portage

Half Off Dawn of the Dunes Charity Race from Cause 2 Compete

Cause 2 Compete

Portage

$60 $30

Runners strive for their personal best as they race by scenic Miller Beach, sand dunes, and fall foliage for charity

Up to 53% Off Marathon of Half Marathon

Crossroads Marathon & Mini Marathon

Tri-Town Community Marathon

$50 $25

Marathon and half marathon benefits Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department and Wounded Warrior Project

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 55% Off at Action Sports Racing

Action Sports Racing

Fair Oaks Farms

$50 $25

Participants run, walk, and jog for fifteen kilometers through scenic pastoral landscapes at Fair Oaks Farms

Up to 62% Off Youth Basketball Camp

In the Paint Basketball

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

$129 $59

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

83% Off a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

51% Off Electric Bike Tour

WanderBikes

Buckingham Fountain

$100 $49

Electric bikes lead groups through Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, and along lakefront on guided tours of Chicago landmarks

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

Up to 50% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $23

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

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

Up to 70% Off Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$115 $39

Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

Sunset Kayaking with Bonfire Cookout

Sunset Kayaking on Chicago River

Kayak Chicago

$69 $69

Learn about Chicago architecture in a two-hour sunset tour down the Chicago River, followed by dinner and s'mores around a campfire

50% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

Kayak Chicago

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Kayaks ferry one person across Lake Michigan's undulating waters; standup paddleboarders glide across the lake on weekdays

50% Off Historic Kayak Tour from Wateriders Kayak Tours

Wateriders

Riverwalk

$130 $65

Guides spin true tales of Windy City history and architecture; the gritty underbelly takes center stage in the Ghosts and Gangsters tour

Half Off Stand Up Paddleboard Rental

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago

$50 $25

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

50% Off Bike Tune-Up at Bobby's Bike Hike

Bobby's Bike Hike

Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

$70 $35

Be prepared to take advantage of sunny days with a bike tune-up that ensures your ride is safe and smooth

Up to 50% Off Basketball Camp and T-shirt

DATSWZUP Basketball

Dooley Park

$50 $25

Basketball camp run by Norrice Quarles pays equal mind to basketball fundamentals, physical fitness, and skills such as reading

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

Up to 66% Off Kids' and Adult's Martial Arts Classes

EKF Martial Arts

Andersonville

$130 $49

Learn Kung Fu from Mortal Kombat's real-life Kung Lao, Anthony Marquez, or blend martial arts styles in MMA classes

53% Off Bike Tune-Up

Lakeshore Bike

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Techs bolster bicycle health through tune-up that includes wheel truing and frame cleaning

Up to 55% Off Kids' Swordplay Classes at Forteza Fitness

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

$110 $55

Kids' swordplay classes instill confidence and discipline in students while engaging their minds and bodies

Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

Up to 77% Off Golf Lessons

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

$126 $29

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Boutique golf shop offers private and group golf lessons that improve a golfer's swing

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

50% Off at Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do

Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do

Chicago

$70 $35

In a brightly decorated studio, experts lead students aged 4 and older in traditional and Olympic-style tae kwon do

Up to 79% Off Kid's and Adult Martial Arts Classes

Keller's Martial Arts

Avondale

$235 $50

Instructors teach a wide array of martial arts, including MMA, kickboxing, Olympic-style tae kwon do, and Aikido

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society

Lakeview

$75 $19

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

Up to 75% Off at New Generation Jeet Kune Do

New Generation Jeet Kune Do

Near North Side

$100 $29

Experienced and certified instructor teaches students jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; classes focus on combat fighting

Up to 80% Off Adults' Kickboxing or Kids' Martial Arts

Kensho Martial Arts

Lincoln Park

$197.25 $39

Kids build focus & self-confidence through self-defense and safety awareness training; adults improve fitness levels through kickboxing

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Chicago

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 53% Off MMA Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts

Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Slayers Mma Academy

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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

Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

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 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tandang Garimot

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

85% Off Jujitsu and Kickboxing Classes

Movimento Fitness

Central Chicago

$260 $39

Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes led by a Gracie-trained instructor and a former US Marine Corps squad leader

Up to 62% Off Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness

McKinley Park

$100 $39

Expert boxing coach leads students through basic pugilistic moves; boot camps help guests build strength and endurance

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Bsi Group Inc/ Bei Shaolin Institute Chicago

Chicago

$300 $105

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

60% Off Fencing Classes at Lincoln Square Fencing

Lincoln Square Fencing

Ravenswood

$62.50 $25

USA Fencing Association member club teaches foil or saber classes to youth, adults, or competitive fencers

53% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Foster Beach

$43 $20

Bicycles and kayaks help renters discover the Foster Beach area; snacks include sodas, ice cream, and hot dogs

58% Off Golf or Tennis Classes

Play Golf and Tennis

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

At city parks and facilities, instructors teach students the fundamentals of golf or tennis

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 61% Off Sports-League Registration

S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues

Multiple Locations

$115 $45

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Recreational leagues of outgoing players meet weekly for kickball, softball, or volleyball matches

Up to 37% Off Beach-Volleyball Tournament

Cities and Sports

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

Both beach volleyball tournaments are on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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

57% Off at Title Boxing Club

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

52% Off a 5K Running Music Festival from Nocturnal Lands

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

Up to 56% Off Archery Classes

G Woods Archery

Near West Side

$40 $19

All arrows, bows, and targets are provided during each 60-minute class

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

83% Off Golf VIP Pass at Silver Lake Country Club

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

Up to 55% Practice Memberships at Chicago Players Club

Chicago Players Club

Justice

$100 $50

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

Up to 65% Off Private Baseball Lessons

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

$299 $109

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

71% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

45% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Force Of One

Brookfield

$100 $55

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

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

$200 $39

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Woodbine Golf Course

Homer Glen

$122 $55

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Course designed by PGA pro Gordon Cunningham challenges golfers with bentgrass fairways, greens, and tees

Up to 56% Off Adult or Youth Martial Arts

Team United Martial Arts Academy

Willow Springs

$90 $45

Taekwondo and fitness training build discipline as well as strength and flexibility

Up to 50% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

Up to 50% Off Golf in Evanston

Canal Shores

Evanston

$50 $25

Challenging greens and a short, 4,000 yd. layout characterize this par 60, family-friendly course that runs along North Shore Channel

Up to 53% Off Private Golf Lesson

Sugar Grove Golf Center

Sugar Grove

$40 $20

Professional instructor Ed Hildebrand teaches private lessons conducted at a lighted driving range

$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

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Oakbrook Racquet and Fitness

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

Up to 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

Up to 92% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Champion United Taekwondo Center

Niles

$250 $20

Tae kwon do classes for toddlers, kids, and adults teach discipline and focus

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

Up to 75% Off Golf Lessons

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

Up to 43% Off at Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Grove

$78 $45

Sculpted into the rolling landscape, 6,415-yard course features bluegrass fairways and four sets of bent grass tees

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During the Gary SouthShore RailCats' inaugural season in 2002, the players spent an estimated 200 hours on buses—traveling approximately 12,000 miles without their own ballpark to call home. Indeed, the diamond at U.S. Steel Yard was still under construction, forcing the team to play its entire first season on the road. But while the trip could have been a rocky way for an organization to start out, it instead forecasted a wild ride ahead in which the RailCats never stopped moving. After just four years, the RailCats captured their first Northern League title, marking the first of five straight appearances in the championship series—a Northern League record.

Despite that first year away from home, the RailCats seem to have settled in well at U.S. Steel Yard. Within the park, views of the South Shore commuter train remind fans of the team's origins, and a 55-foot scoreboard towers over left-centerfield in much the same way early pitchers once towered over batters from atop a stack of milk crates.

1 Stadium Plz.
Gary,
IN
US

Inside Amhurst Asylum, which is rumored to have housed a real psychiatric hospital in the 1920s, things have gone terribly awry. Those who venture into its depths find remnants of what Dr. Amhurst was experimenting with before the asylum was shut down. His experiments were far ranging and often involved gruesome transplants of limbs and organs, all in the hopes of saving his wife from a degenerative disease. Some of his patients still roam the halls, and attempt to reclaim their phantom limbs from unsuspecting visitors in the asylum's darkest corners. The grounds are so scary, in fact, that only the most seasoned adventurers may enter—children younger than 10 aren't allowed in, and children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult or Poltergeist-protection vest.

228 South 500 West
Valparaiso,
IN
US

Certified personal trainer Tim Dilbeck teaches kids and adults the art of Shaolin Chuan Fa kung fu. His classes help students burn calories while building self-confidence and discipline.

212 East Main Street
Griffith,
IN
US

Through expertise as teachers and mentors gained through extensive experience and professional competition, Extreme Martial Arts Academy's instructors guide students of all ages and abilities through avenues of self-discipline, physical fitness, and self-defense in martial-arts programs and classes. Under the tutelage of master Al Verduzco and sensei Steve Reyna, groups of approximately 8–16 students will delve into the benefits of ancient art forms while learning how to keep disgruntled heavy bags from unionizing. Kids will also learn how defend themselves on the ground and standing up as they pick up valuable self-confidence as well as anti-drug and anti-abduction tips.

2300 Cline Ave
Schererville,
IN
US

Designed in 1960 by John Ellis, the Tuckaway Golf Club course is located 40 miles from downtown and features 6,225 yards of greens, fairways, and sand traps. Though only one par 5 exists on the front nine, the back nine challenges players to make up for lost scoring opportunities with three par 5s and cups not covered with cellophane. Gently sloping fairways bob and weave through beautifully forested acreage, bending around majestic pines and stately oak trees and opening up onto small greens. Prior to tee times, players can practice their hacks on the driving range's 20 grass tees or work on greenside feel at the chipping and pitching green.

Course at a Glance: Par: 72 Length: 6,225 yards Rating: 69.7 Slope: 117

27641 S Stoney Island Ave
Crete,
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.

1 Park Ave
Calumet City,
IL
US

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