What You'll Get
Before competing in a marathon, it’s smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for one entry to the Drenched 5K event (up to a $55 value)
- $50 for two entries to the Drenched 5K event (up to a $110 value)<p>
All entrants get:
- 20 water balloons
- A water gun
- Passes to all post-race festival attractions, including the log-roll challenge and water-balloon fight
- Race-day t-shirt<p>
The Drenched 5K race takes place at City Park in downtown Denver on Sunday, August 19. Early packet pickup is available August 17 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. at Sports Authority downtown Denver, or August 18 from 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Stoney’s Bar and Grill, where there will also be a water balloon filling party. Race day packet-pick up is also available from 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue, an all-volunteer team that fought the recent fires in Jefferson County. Get more details here.<p>
Drenched 5K events soak participants in the name of good health, good fun, and raising money for local charities. Runners of all makes and models can skip monthly jogs through the neighborhood car wash to converge on 5-kilometer courses, which start out dry, but quickly become lively fetes fueled by H2O. Along the routes misters, sprinklers, and fire hoses activate as groups pass by. Spectators also do their worst, launching water balloons and spraying water weapons at runners from the sidelines. A final 75-foot water slide sends runners gliding across the finish line, where a festival stocked with refreshments, live entertainment, and other water-related activities greets them.
Though Drenched sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Packet and bib pickup required at 8:30-9:45am on race day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Vampire 5K
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.