Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with today’s Groupon: For $54, you get two race entry packages (up to a $110 value) for the Mud Warrior race in Ruckersville on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each package includes:
- Race bib
- Water and snacks after the race
- Mud Warrior bandana
- Dirty Warrior T-shirt
- Admission to the post-race Warrior Party<p>
The Mud Warrior race transforms runners into brave and messy heroes with more than 4.5 miles of muddy terrain and at least 20 obstacles. Inspired by the mud races of ancient Greece and the New York Philharmonic, each race teems with exciting obstructions such as flames, tunnels, and a 50-foot slide. While trotting, wriggling, and crawling ahead of the pack, athletes traverse three mud pits, including one located near the finish line, where they bask in the glory of completing the challenge. Post-victory, warriors refuel with snacks that leave them as charged up as a robot kissing an electrical socket. The Warrior Party invites participants and spectators to fete the day’s achievements with mud-wrestling bouts, gargantuan turkey legs (not included in today’s deal), and live music from the William Walter Band.
Mud Warrior is one of many AuroruA Productions events that foster community pride by raising money for local charities. The race doubles as a benefit for Charlottesville’s Hope Community Center, which teaches English to refugees.