Perspiration gets mischievous when cooped up inside the body, acting out by drenching armpits on first dates and disguising itself as tears during job interviews. Release disgruntled body water with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one preregistration to the 2011 4Kay Run on Saturday, April 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (a $20 value). Registration runs from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.
In remembrance of North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow, the annual 4Kay run recruits a stampede of pavement pounders to speed through straightaways in support of cancer research. An estimated 3,000 fleet feet will tip off the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four as they traverse the 2.49-mile home of the famed Indianapolis 500, making pit stops to refuel and check ankle pressure. Walkers are also encouraged to participate at their own comfortable pace during this rain-or-shine event. On race day, the first 500 Groupon participants to check in will receive a complimentary short-sleeve Nike T-shirt for quick changes after a victorious finish-line sports-drink bath.
In conjunction with the V Foundation, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised more than $100,000 during the first three years of the 4Kay Run. Along with the physical benefits of a quick-cadenced lap around the track, participants can feel good about raising money for scientific research directed toward curing women’s cancers.