What You'll Get
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.
$37 for Two 5K Run/Walk Entries and Two Dinners ($74 Value)
The two entries for the run/walk (a $27 value each) each include:
- Boxed dinner from Jason’s Deli (a $10 value each)
- Eight-week training program
- Two commemorative T-shirts
The 5K, which kicks off at Turner Field on Thursday, September 13, at 7 p.m., includes a free eight-week training program, which runs from Monday, July 23, to Thursday, September 13, and prepares beginners and experienced runners or walkers with training schedules that help build stamina for the big day. Runners also receive complimentary workouts at LA Fitness locations in metro Atlanta from August 15 through September 12, and weekly walks and runs with pace group leaders from Phidippides in Ansley Mall and Sandy Springs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Online registration required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk
As U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway, race director for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk told The Weekly, “What makes this program unique is that it’s not just a one-day event.” The race begins two months before the starting gun fires with a free eight-week training program, whose curriculum Galloway designed. Galloway describes the weekly sessions, created to foster fitness among corporate employees and people with essentially sedentary jobs, as “a perfect way to help someone get started with a fitness program,” much like a treadmill that emails embarrassing photos of its owner when no one is running on it.
During the culminating race, The Weekly predicts a turnout of more than 15,000 runners and walkers, affiliated with more than 350 companies. The throng departs from the Turner Field starting line, chugging through the route to collect finishing commemorative T-shirts and the cheers of high-school gym coaches at the awards ceremony.