Early humans developed the ability to sprint to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
$29 for One Entry to Spartan Race (Up to $100 Value)
On Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 2013, participants wearing event T-shirts gather at the U.S. National Whitewater Center before taking off on the approximately 4-mile Spartan Race an obstacle race. Racers who complete the course receive a finisher's medal, and all racers aged 21 and older receive a complimentary beer ticket.
Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.