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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for entry for one ($80 value)
- $69 for entry for two ($160 value)
On Saturday, September 14, racers plunge onto the muddy tracks of the Lion’s Chase Obstacle Course, which packs more than 30 challenges—such as running through creeks, scaling a 15-foot rock wall, and jumping through fire—within its more than three-mile course. Waves of runners start every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every participant receives a commemorative t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, a race bib, and snacks and water at the after party. Organizers recommend that racers bring along a towel, a gallon jug of water, and a change of clothes for after the event.
Lion's Chase 5K Obstacle Race
Sure, there's mud. Like many other 5Ks across the country, the Lion's Chase will get you dirty. But its creators take the most pride in the race's obstacles. From a 20-foot shear rock wall to a 75-foot cable walk over a pond, the trek through 250 acres of trails, creeks, and waterfalls is packed with challenges. Although the course offers a sort of sylvan paradise, it's only 90 minutes from Lexington and 75 minutes from Knoxville, making it easy for city-dwellers to attend.