Running a marathon is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.
$15 for 5K Race Registration and a T-Shirt ($30 Value)
Race day starts at 7:30 a.m. with team photos, which will also be available after the race, at 9:30 a.m. The race officially starts at 8:30 a.m., and the awards ceremony starts at 10 a.m.
Run 4 Restavek 5K
The Restavek Freedom Foundation estimates that 300,000 Haitian children are enslaved by the practice of restavek. Restavek children work as household slaves—cooking food, washing clothes, drawing water from the well, and other tedious tasks. They're not paid, not sent to school, and not treated as a part of the family.
To help draw attention to the problem, the Run 4 Restavek 5K brings runners together to thunder toward the finish line, helping the Restavek Freedom Foundation move toward its goal of ending such modern-day slavery in Haiti. The race kicks off at Volunteer Landing Park by the shore of the Tennessee River, where fish gurgle inaudible encouragement to the runners as they jog along.