The ability to run on two legs is what separates man from badgers, centipedes, and lazy three-legged stools. Celebrate your bipedal superiority with today’s Groupon for three-day outdoor events on April 15–17 at Omega Ranch in New Smyrna Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get entry to the AirSoft War Games weekend (up to a $100 value).
- For $125, you get entry for two people to the Couples Challenge and Mud Run (a $250 value).
Omega Ranch, a 450-acre wonderland of wilderness for open-air adventures of all types, is nestled between Orlando and Daytona Beach. On April 15–17, the ranch will host two separate family-friendly events inviting modern-day gladiators to dive into a full weekend of al fresco action. The AirSoft War Games weekend is a three-day skirmish using AirSoft guns, or air-powered projectors that propel small biodegradable plastic pellets. After a check-in on Friday night, the games begin on Saturday morning, with three melees taking place throughout the day. After a final showdown on Sunday, an awards ceremony honors those who’ve fought and fallen in the name of oxygen-based battle with medallions and cash prizes.
Across the ranch, the Couples Challenge and Mud Run allows competitive companions to pit themselves against other dynamic duos in a 2.2-mile run through muddy terrain. Winners get the chance to lay claim to trophies, Omega Ranch Money to spend on-site toward activities and cabin rentals, and the sweet, sweaty taste of triumph. The cutest, most unusual, and most ruggedly dressed pairs also get prizes, so both pigtails and plaid shirts woven out of wild-boar bristles are encouraged.
Competitors in both events can camp on-site for Friday and Saturday nights, with hot showers, bathrooms, and campfires. Participants in the Couples Challenge can bring up to three extra guests to camp free with them (food charges apply; no extra campers for AirSoft Games) and start sidelines waves. Participants get breakfast and lunch on Saturday, with extra food and drinks available for purchase for appetites not sated by competitive glory alone. Weekend warriors can also take advantage of many of Omega Ranch’s other facilities at no extra cost, including canoeing, disk golf, fishing, volleyball, and mountain-bike trails. Proceeds from both events go to Benefit4Kids, a nonprofit organization hosting outdoor adventure camps for ill and injured children, so adventurers can enjoy warm fuzzy feelings even while getting showered with mud.