Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
$40 for One Entry to the Fugitive 3 Mile Escape Run (Up to $85 Value)
On Saturday, September 29, at Ligonier Camp and Conference Center, runners aged 14 and older assemble for the 3-mile prison-break-themed run. Heats start at 9 a.m. and depart every 30 minutes thereafter. The course itself is littered with obstacles ranging from balance beams to tire carries and water obstacles that runners must navigate while avoiding the clutches of guards. Race entry includes a race T-shirt and access to the post-run freedom celebration. Check out the FAQ section for more information.
Fugitive 3 Mile Escape Run
The escaped inmates’ hearts pump hard in their chests as they zig and zag through a forest, evading the grasp of a guard in hot pursuit. Scuttling up the mud-lined slope of a hill, the fugitives holler with frustration as the guard closes in on them, ripping a flag off their belts before retreating back into the trees. Though this adrenaline-filled scene could be from a blockbuster film, it’s a common sight at the many Fugitive 3 Mile Escape Runs held across the country.
Before taking off in their race heat, runners of all ages, dubbed inmates, slip into flag belts festooned with three flags. They leap, roll, crawl, and do-si-do across the course toward their freedom, seeking out the elusive finish line while avoiding the flag-grabbing hands of the race’s resident guards. Water and aid stations throughout the course ensure that inmates remain hydrated and safe, and supportive loved ones can hand nail-file-filled cakes to their favorite inmate from the spectator section. Once safely on the other side of the race, participants revel in their accomplishment at the freedom celebration, where live music, food, and drinks bolster the festive post-run atmosphere.