Nature is full of fresh air, singing birds, and soggy earth just begging to be stepped on so it can show its inferiority to humans. There will be mud with this Groupon.
$35 for Registration in a Women-Only 5K Mud Run on Saturday, October 20 ($79.50 Value)
Upon arriving at Pocahontas State Park, jump immediately onto the adventurous obstacle course or take your time chatting with girlfriends before joining one of the groups of 100 that embark every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event usually takes about 90 minutes to complete, but it isn’t timed, so each contestant can run, walk, or backwards-tango without worry.
After completing the course, tackling every obstacle, just a few, or none at all as they see fit, ladies head to the finish-line party to celebrate with live entertainment and cold drinks.
Pretty Muddy's founders designed their 5K obstacle course with a simple goal: to provide a stress-free opportunity for women to cut loose and have a blast in the mud with their friends. Women run or walk at their own pace, encountering low-pressure architectural obstacles along the way that are devoid of hay, splintering plywood, and axe-wielding trolls. The finishers sport post-race looks ranging from mud-drenched to only lightly splattered, depending on their course strategies.
Though the course architects designed obstacles to be fun, Pretty Muddy team members are stationed at each one to provide assistance, and obliging signs point out alternative routes for those who’d rather keep walking. The team often reminds participants that it isn’t about how many obstacles they surmount, but about sucking every drop of fun out of the experience.
At least two aid stations are present on every Pretty Muddy course to keep everyone well hydrated. After they finish, muddy ladies can compete for costume prizes, grab a drink and listen to the music, or free themselves of icky attire at onsite rinsing and changing stations.