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.
$49 for One Super-Spartan Mud-Race Entry (Up to $145 Value)
On October 27 and 28, 2012, participants in event T-shirts gather at the The Cliffs Off-Road Park in Marseilles before taking off on the approximately 8- to 9-mile extreme Super-Spartan race. Heats begin at 9 a.m. (with the most competitive racers generally signing up for the first time slot) and continue every 30 minutes. Parking is $10 cash (not included in the value of this Groupon).
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.