Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for one entry to the 5K Caveman Crawl adventure race for runners aged 13 and older with chip timing (up to a $55 value)
- $35 for one entry into the Dual Sport Challenge (up to an $80 value). Participants embark on the 5K race and an 8-mile mountain-bike ride.
- $15 for one entry to the 1-mile Caveman Crawl adventure race for kids aged 7–13 with chip timing (up to a $30 value)
- $10 for one entry to the quarter-mile Caveman Crawl adventure race for kids aged 4–6 (up to a $20 value). An adult must race with each participant.
The race tears through an outdoor obstacle course starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. Each participant receives a Caveman T-shirt, finisher medal, souvenir race bib, and a timing chip for recording race time and number of salsa avalanches encountered. Though all racers who complete each obstacle can win a prize for each age division, including cash prizes made available for the first time in this year's competition, top-finisher awards are based solely on the 8:30 a.m. 5K competition wave. Digital prints from the events will be available courtesy of Dwayne Masters Photography.
Mud-covered creatures slide down hills, slither over ropes, and plunge headfirst into tangled cargo nets. Around them, the towering walls of an abandoned rock quarry reverberate with the crowd's animalistic growls and cheers. Underneath each coat of mud stands a runner participating in Caveman Crawl's 5K adventure race and mud-run course. Adult racers, separated into timed waves, race against their shoe-clipped timing chips as they bound over, under, and through more than 20 annually changing obstacles. Past challenges involved leaping over lily pads. Smaller racers, aged 4–6 or 7–13, navigate a shorter course with compact versions of the larger obstacles. Along a newly added mountain-bike course, Dual Sport Challenge participants pedal across rocky hills and through swaths of mud and chilly water, all while giving the right of way to commuting mountain goats. The race ends with a massive barbecue where participants celebrate their victory over nature and often receive prizes while refueling with food, drinks, and live music.