What You'll Get
Like pigs, babies, and pigs raised by babies, most humans relish the opportunity to roll around in mud. Get down and dirty with today's Groupon for the 2.5-mile Epic Mud Run, sponsored by Ultramax Events. The race will be held on Saturday, September 10, at Midway Travel Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get an individual registration (up to $55 value).
- For $60, you get a three-person team registration (up to $145 value).
During the Epic Mud Run, road warriors zip around a 2.5-mile muddy circuit, hurdling, dodging, and just generally avoiding up to 14 obstacles along the way. After stashing belongings at the free gear check-in, dirt devils line up at 4 p.m., and 150 more runners hit the earthy course in waves every 20 minutes. During the race, participants wear a digital chip laced to their shoes to provide live race results, and lens-wielders from ASI Photography snap photos of joggers tackling obstacles, crossing the finish line, or secretly drinking all of the opponents mud. A hydration station midcourse keeps thirst at bay. Each member of the three-person teams runs the entire course, for a combined finishing time that represents the speedy trio. After the dash, each racer receives an Epic Mud Run shirt and a complimentary beer (racers 21 and older). Mud-soaked participants can hose off or shoot water skyward to give clouds a taste of their own medicine.
At 6 p.m. the mega postrace party begins, with snacks, drinks, and live music. Around 8 p.m., the emcee will crown victors in the award ceremony, with the top five winners from each individual category and the top three teams from each team category winning a 28-ounce Epic stein. Around 8:45 p.m. runners can compete and ropes can resign themselves to a grisly fate in a tug-of-war competition. A portion of each entry fee and parking fee will go directly to the Children's Miracle Network and the University of Missouri Children's Hospital.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must wear shoes. Must have valid photo ID. Must pick up your own packet. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.