SlimeAthalon Charity Obstacle Race

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Giant slime pits threaten to capture runners as they climb over 30 obstacles in a 5K race; after-party with live music

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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.

Choose from Three Options

  • $42 for race registration for one (an $85 value)
  • $85 for race registration for two (a $170 value)
  • $169 for race registration for four (a $340 value)

The 5K SlimeAthalon Charity Obstacle Race takes place at the Marion County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 8 at 8 a.m. Different heats start every 10 minutes. For 3.1 miles, runners race, climb, and jump over obstacles—all with the constant possibility of falling into giant slime pits. Afterward, runners and their guests attend an after-party at Beale Street Live. Live music, a hog roast, and ample drinks keep the party lively.

Each race participant gets an official T-shirt, sunglasses, and lunch; runners 21 and older celebrate with a complimentary beer at the finish line. Runners should also bring a change of clothes, and they can clean up in showering stations after the race.

SlimeAthalon Charity Obstacle Race

The pits of slime could be anywhere. They potentially wait behind all 30 obstacles along the SlimeAthalon Charity Obstacle Race. Runners need not worry, however—the slime is nontoxic and hypoallergenic. More importantly, it's a lighthearted way to break up the 5K race, which challenges participants of all levels to navigate suspended tunnels and crawl under hurdles. Ample rewards await finishers, including complimentary beers and an after-party. Of course, all of the slime and celebration is for a good cause. The event raises funds for local charities such as Cure for Cancers.

Customer Reviews

It was their first time and there wasn't any slime, but I am giving it a second chance this year and have already signed myself and a friend up. I hope they have worked out the kinks, but nevertheless it's still a fun time.
Lacrisha L. · June 20, 2014

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