Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races and fun runs are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
- $19 for two tickets to the Fierce Fit Festival (up to $44.18 value)
- $38 for four tickets to the Fierce Fit Festival (up to $88.36 value)
On Saturday, May 17, spectators gather in Amelia Earhart Park to watch the 5K Armageddon Ambush mud-and-color run and celebrate with the finishers at the Fierce Fit Festival. To the sounds of live performers including Eagles tribute The Long Runs and DJs Xcemtric and Crissex, the event ushers in summer with activities for all ages—not to mention meals from favorite local food trucks and chocolate milk from Peter Cottontail's boyhood rival, the Nestle Bunny.
Elsewhere in the park, kids jump in bounce houses, adults sip beer, and full families compete for prizes in various games. One such friendly competition, a tug of war, takes place over a muddy pit, giving partiers a small taste of what the athletes have just been through. Click here for more information on the performers and activities.
In an effort to banish the long waiting lines and spread-out obstacles of other mud runs, the organizers of Armageddon Ambush, The Extreme Mud Run, have designed a fun and unique competition that is extreme and unpredictable with more than 15 professionally constructed obstacles built by licensed contractors, including climbing walls and tire pits. To keep things unpredictably colorful, they also set up powdered color ambushes throughout the course. An after-party with beer, food, and live music offers participants an opportunity to dance off the mixture of mud and paint, a much more fun alternative to showering and a much safer one than rolling around on a cop's freshly washed squad car. (However, washing off is also available.)