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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $37 for entry for one to the 5K obstacle race and all-night party (a $75 value)
- $69 for entry for two to the 5K obstacle race and all-night party (a $150 value)
The LuvMud LuvGlo Benefit Event 5K is held at Shelby Farms Park on Saturday, September 29. During this all-night soiree, participants run with glow sticks and flashlights in the LuvGlo 5K course, including the 50-ft. mud pit before racers reach the 24-ft. long glow-in-the-dark water pit, then celebrate into the night with music, food, and dancing. Each participant receives a LuvGlo event T-shirt, and this Groupon includes overnight camping for those who wish to pitch tents.
LuvMud Benefit Event
The LuvMud Benefit Event sends costumed sprinters charging and trudging along a 5K course riddled with mud, obstacles, and more mud in order to raise funds for Habitat for Hope, a nonprofit organization supporting the families of seriously ill children. Having grown each year since its inception in 2010, the annual race challenges individuals and teams to conquer tough terrain designed with varying levels of difficulty so as to accommodate participants of all fitness levels. Along the route, spectators gather to scout the action, and volunteers stand by to provide directions and tips, such as reminding racers not to eat any mud without sprinkling on a few blades of grass first.
After making it through the final, massive, 50-foot mud pit and crossing the finish line, finishers recharge their bionic legs with fruit, water, and snacks. Meanwhile, an all-day festival celebrates the occasion with live music and food vendors, and showering equipment supplied by the Memphis Fire Department cleans off any caked-on mud and sweat from the race. LuvMud also holds special races that allow participants’ dogs to join in the fun, as well as all-night camping events that include nighttime racing and live music.