Watching an athlete succeed is supremely satisfying, though curiously, so is watching a dam fail. Feel the rush with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for two registrations to MudSpooktacular on November 3, 2012 (a $130 value)
- $105 for four registrations to MudSpooktacular on November 3, 2012 (a $260 value)<p>
More than 25 obstacles attempt to thwart your progress as a crew of undead zombies chases you along a 3.5-mile haunted course. Proceeds from registration go to the New Jersey–based American Recreational Military Services, which sends supplies to servicemen and women overseas and offers support to them once they return home. Following the race, the Xtreme MusicFest picks up with a battle of 20 bands on two stages along with costume prizes, food, and a stocked beer garden, this year charmed to ward off lederhosen-clad poltergeists. Waves are released every half-hour beginning at 12 p.m. Runners should arrive up to one hour before their scheduled wave times and are encouraged to dress in costume.<p>
Each year, MudManX issues runners the world’s dirtiest challenge: a race across mud-slathered obstacles that test both agility and laundry skills. Designed with the assistance of US Special Forces and Mother Nature's cool sister who lets you play in puddles, the course features obstacles inspired by the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. While exploring the course, runners travel through mud pits, past fiery trails, and over icy water before securing the boon of beer and live music. The post-race after party welcomes a DJs and includes a MiniX obstacle course so children as young as eight can finally discover the joys of getting dirty.
In the fall, MudManX also gets into the spirit with the MudSpooktacular, a Halloween-themed race that turns the mud course into a battleground for survival. In addition to navigating obstacles, runners also have to contend with waves of undead attackers, evading the costumed ghouls during a desperate dash for the finish line. No matter the tie of year, proceeds from the events benefit the American Red Cross, whose volunteers often rush through harsh and dirty conditions to deliver food, clothing, shelter, and comfort to those in need.