Much like doing your taxes, finishing an obstacle course first requires stern dedication, mental fortitude, and bribes. Play dirty with today’s Groupon to the Mud Ninja Extreme Challenge, held on Saturday, July 28, in South Salem, approximately 90 minutes south of Columbus. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get entry for one child in Little Mud Ninja Challenge (a $14 value).
- For $29, you get entry for one adult in the Mud Ninja main event (up to a $75 value).<p>
Mud Ninja’s obstacle-littered gauntlet challenges racers to conquer grueling terrain and muscle-straining roadblocks in an attempt to complete the 5K adventure course first, while raising money for Autism Speaks. Adult contestants dodge muddy balls thrown by spectators, crawl through mud pits covered with barbed wire, and scale steep walls before leaping onto multiple mounds that punish imbalanced racers with a splash. Those who drag themselves to the end of the course earn the title of Mud Ninja, winning a T-shirt, ninja-throwing-star medal, and admission to the victory party—a celebratory beer-and-eats fest hosted by 5-piece cover band Junk Box—plus a complimentary beer for participants 21 and older. Kiddie contestants can emulate their parent’s performance in the Little Mud Ninja Challenge and combat less extreme impediments, such as balance beams, stacks of hay bales, and messy toy rooms in need of straightening.
Though Mud Ninja sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Lurking in the darkness of moisture-saturated topsoil, the mud ninja challenges competitors to attempt his 5K obstacle-laden course. Serving the purpose of allowing entrants to live out their reality-show fantasies, the Mud Ninja race requires participants to crawl through mud pits covered with barbed wire and scale steep walls before leaping onto multiple mounds that punish imbalanced racers with a splash. Throughout the 5K course, contestants splat into mud pits in front of hundreds of spectators. The Little Mud Ninja Challenge scales the course for younger racers, and an after-party engages all with music and epic colored bubble machines and a plethora of food vendors.