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Reviewed September 2, 2012
What You'll Get
Outside of a 5K race, the best way to test people's endurance is to see how long they can listen to a radio play-by-play of a 5K race. Take on a real challenge with this Groupon.
$15 for Life Time Torchlight 5K Entry (Up to $30 Value)
The 5K race begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, at Mission Bay Beach Park. Participants can run or walk. Registration includes a participant T-shirt—guaranteed for those who register before August 25—and admission to the post-race party, with access to complimentary refreshments, the VIP area, and the Michelob Ultra tent.
Life Time Torchlight 5K Run
At twilight, runners of all experience levels queue up to embark on the Life Time Torchlight 5K, which leads them on a scenic jaunt through Mission Bay Beach Park. Runners and walkers can feast their eyes on coastal views and nearby Fiesta Island, as microchips determine the top 10 male and female finishers, each of whom receives recognition and prizes. Participants’ final paces carry them into the post-race party—a highlight of the event that can be enjoyed by runners and non-runners alike. Live music suffuses the air, and beer and a host of free refreshments help pavement pounders celebrate their successful races without reenactments that require friends to lie down and play the finish line.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Must register online by 9/5. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Commitment Day 5K Run
On 10 a.m. on the first day of 2013, City Park's Great Lawn will fill with people ready to start the year off not with a resolution, but a commitment—a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. They'll run, walk, or jay-walk through the park and Marconi Drive on the flat, fast course, which it circles back to the Great Lawn where they started. After the race, runners can stick around for a post-race party to celebrate a successful first morning of the New Year.
In more than 30 cities across the nation, other runners will be participating in similar events as part of a movement that aims to stymie the rising rates of obesity and inaction in the United States.