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.
$87 for Beast-Level Obstacle-Course Entry (Up to $175 Value)
On Saturday, November 9, participants gather at Carolina Adventure World at 8 a.m. before taking off on the approximately 10–12-mile Carolinas Spartan Beast Race. The route is a challenging course replete with 25 or more obstacles that can include everything from mud and fire to fire-breathing mud monsters. Racers who complete the course receive a finisher's medal, and all racers receive a spectator ticket and an "I'm Training for a Spartan Race" t-shirt by mail if they register within a month of purchase. Those aged 21 and older also receive a free beer ticket during the after party where they can celebrate their victory with music supplied by live DJs.
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.