Running a race for charity is a great way to practice running away from an angry grizzly bear or toward a charismatic mountain lion. Keep pace with nature with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a single entry in Chuy's 28th Annual Hot to Trot 5K, an event that supports Special Olympics Texas. The race begins at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Chuy's Arbor Trails. See the entry form for complete details.
Carrying on a 28-year tradition of simultaneous rubber burning and community serving, Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K strives to contribute $25,000 to Special Olympics Texas's training camps and competitions. All race participants will receive a free T-shirt, scores of high-fives, a raffle ticket for myriad certificate prizes, and the fuzzy warmth of providing needed assistance. The top three finishers in each age and calf-muscle-definition group will receive a trophy version of Chuy's ubiquitous fish, and first-place finishers earn themselves gift certificates for Chuy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, or RunTex. Parental pavement-punchers can drop off tots too small for the Kid K at the complimentary daycare from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.