Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $17 for registration for one for the Hobbler 5K (up to a $35 value)
- $37 for registration for one for the Hobbler half marathon (up to a $75 value)
- $47 for registration for one for the Hobbler half-marathon relay (up to a $95 value)
On Saturday, July 13, runners meet at Arts Park to prepare for their race start time of 6:30 a.m. (half marathon and relay) or 7:30 a.m. (5K). The Hobbler races give beginning runners an entry point into racing with a primarily downhill run that ends with a post-race party. Massage therapists will be on hand to help runners work through any muscle pain. Registration includes a gender-specific athletic tech shirt, and runners who finish the half-marathon receive a custom medal. The Hobbler's half-marathon course is USATF certified.
For runners at the starting line of Run13, LLC's signature half-marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks, it's all downhill from there. The organization plots many of its events on a breezy downhill route, giving beginning runners a leg up on their first race and experienced runners a better shot at a personal record. But runners aren't the only ones that benefit. The Racing Cane 10K, 5K, and 1K benefits children in the Dominican Republic's impoverished cane-shack communities, using shoe collections and race registrations to help them break out of the cycle of poverty. And for every race, the organization designates a charity to donate its proceeds to, often taking suggestions from its fans or the magic 8 ball that presides over all affairs.