Obstacles to success come in all shapes––from the essay portion on a standardized test to the brick wall in front of a race’s finish line. Overcome barriers with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for an obstacle-run package for two (a $73 total value)
- $69 for an obstacle-run package for four (a $146 total value)
Above packages include the following for each participant:
- Dirty Apple Obstacle Run registration and souvenir T-shirt
- Two beverages
The race kicks off on Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. Once the 2.5 miles of trail, mud, tires, and hurdles are behind them, participants find themselves at the Harvest on the Ridge festival in downtown Sparta, where they clink glasses of Michigan cider, craft beers, soda, and water.
Dirty Apple Obstacle Run
Part of Sparta’s Harvest on the Ridge festival, which celebrates the township’s colorful crop of fruits and vegetables, the Dirty Apple Obstacle Run sets challengers on a 2.5-mile quest through “applesauce” mud pits, defiantly unflipped tractor tires, hurdles, and other agility tests. Whether participants struggle individually, work together as a family, or construct a mud-proof robotic surrogate, the point of the event is friendly competition and general good times rather than time trials. Afterward, racers gather at the festival downtown, where kids might put together a puppet or two, adults can swap stories and sip Michigan brews, and the whole clan can soak up the classic rock of West Side Soul Surfers.