Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
$45 for VIP Entry to the Pumpkin Bash Dash ($125 Value)
VIP entry includes:
- Two beers for of-age participants
- VIP parking, check-in, and restrooms
- Access to live music and post-race party
- One custom medal
- One T-shirt<p>
The first wave of competitors blasts through the starting gate at 9 a.m. sharp to put their mettle to the test on an exhilarating 6K mud run peppered with 17 obstacles. Athletes of all fitness levels climb, crawl, and sprint through mud pits and hurdles before completing the course and, like real Olympian runners immediately crossing the finish line, chugging down a celebratory beer and cramming snacks into their mouths. While racers sip on brews from Harmon Brewing Co. and enjoying live entertainment from bands, a local-celebrity MC doles out individual and team prizes for the fastest runners and contest winners.
Participants must be 14 or older.
When Dan Fiorito Sr. opened Pacific Raceways in 1960, he wanted to create a safe environment for auto racing. That simple wish lead to the founding of a site that would eventually become one of the largest outdoor spectator venues in the state. Mario Andretti, Al Unser, and Jerry "The King" Ruth all foot-pedaled their way around the tracks, and the crowds flocked to watch them.
Decades later, the raceway continues to welcome thousands of fans as they watch regional and national races featuring renowned drivers. The quarter-mile drag strip remains a main attraction, hosting weekly races as well as a junior dragster series. The 2.25-mile, SCCA-approved road course, with its challenging nine-turn circuit, makes it an ideal location for year-round competition. In between scheduled events, regional law-enforcement agencies and high-performance driving schools—such as ProFormance Racing School—use the course to practice maneuvers.