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.
$30 for One Obstacle-Race Entry (a $60 Value)
Held in Clay City on Saturday, June 15, the Extreme Rampage race runs in 10 daytime heats every half-hour from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s even a kids’ race at 10:15 a.m. and a nighttime heat at 9:30 p.m. Runners encounter all manner of obstacles, from clay nets and mud wells to slip 'n' slides and dumpster dives.
As the starting gun sounds, the feet of as many as 200 competitors begin to churn through the muddy stretch of land that marks the beginning of Extreme Rampage’s treacherous course. Bookended by mud pits, the trail tests roughneck runners’ fitness and grit with more than 20 novel obstacles and enough distance—about 4 miles—to challenge the cardiovascular endurance of the world’s most chiseled shoelaces. Feats of uncommon valor unfold across the course, where entrants must scale a 20-foot cargo net, scamper over a field of more than 100 tires, and army crawl through a network of long tunnels. While many obstacles are of the labor-intensive variety, some impediments offer rewards, including a refreshing plunge down a slip ‘n’ slide or into a sinkhole filled with party favors.