Historically sluggish animals, cheetahs only recently taught themselves how to run so that they could start saving worms from even the earliest-arriving birds. Pursue a celeritous cause with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one entry into the 5K run/walk or 1K sprint for kids hosted by Mountain Park Health Center (a $38 value). The event takes place on Saturday, April 30, and entry includes plus face painting, inflatable-game tickets, and VIP parking.
With locations across the Phoenix area, Mountain Park Health Center strives to serve the underserved with affordable pediatric care, dental, and cancer screenings. Sprinters can show sweat-support for the new Goodyear location by galloping at the grand opening, beginning at 7 a.m. The five-hour ribbon-cutting gala includes a 5K walk/run, a 1K sprint for kids, two children's face-painting tickets, and four tickets for inflatable games, which create a feeling of camaraderie with Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson simultaneously. Groupon buyers may roll into their VIP parking spot moments before the event and leave with a wealth of information gleaned from a complimentary tour of the Goodyear clinic, as well an event T-shirt.