Outside of a marathon, the best way to test a person's endurance is to see how long they can listen to a radio play-by-play of a marathon. Take on a real challenge with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one entry to the Life Time Turkey Day 5K Las Vegas race, sponsored by Life Time Fitness (up to a $30 value). The race kicks off from Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street on Thursday, November 24, at 8 a.m.
The Life Time Turkey Day 5K jump-starts Thanksgiving celebrations with a healthy, full-body feast of exercise, with proceeds benefiting local food organizations. Starting on the world-famous Fremont Street, pavement stompers weave past the historic downtown vistas lining Las Vegas Boulevard, home to myriad celebrities, reality television shows, and retired slot machines. After coasting to a finish beneath the Fremont Street Experience, participants gather for a postrace party, where refreshments, music, and chances to win prizes from sponsors accompany huffs and puffs of accomplishment. Additionally, strollers are permitted during the race but must line up behind individual runners and must not be equipped with nitrous.
Aside from bolstering Thanksgiving appetites of runners and joggers, the Life Time Turkey Day 5K also raises funds for Three Square, a southern Nevada food bank that provides food assistance to surrounding communities. Life Time Fitness encourages 5K participants and families to bring at least three nonperishable food items for donation, which can be dropped off at the Fremont Street parking garage, the Third Street stage, or at the registration location located near the Fremont Street Experience.