An obstacle race is one of two instances where it's okay for adults to get muddy, the other being tunneling out of prison. Roll around in sweet, disgusting freedom with this Groupon.
$57 for Entry to the SEAL TOUGH Challenge ($115 Value)
On Saturday, November 10, athletes tackle the SEAL TOUGH Challenge—an extreme, 10-mile obstacle course designed by Navy SEALs. More than 23 obstacles, such as barbed wire and rope courses, combine with twisted terrain and water hazards to give racers a taste of what it’s like to go through U.S. military and special-forces training. Racers are released in waves at the top of every hour starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Each entry includes a bib, T-shirt, finishing medal, and a celebratory beer and live music at the postrace party. After purchasing this deal, registration must be completed by midnight on October 30; participants must also pay an additional insurance fee of $12.
Sqwish Sqwash Challenges’ prices vary based on date of registration.
Sqwish Sqwash Challenges
To distinguish themselves from lesser mud-race organizers, the founders of Sqwish Sqwash Challenges aspired to design the most elite of mud courses. Thus, they turned to the most elite of men, the Navy SEALs. Drawing inspiration from their special-ops training, SEAL members help design Sqwish Sqwash's four course levels, adjusting the difficulty of each to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and hardened athletes alike. Obstacles range from flooded ditches to piles of mud-caked tractor tires, testing the physical and emotional endurance of both individuals and teams. Each day ends with a post-race party thrown by sponsor and partner Yuengling, plus an awards ceremony that recognizes top runners, the best costume, and anyone who can reach the finish line in an unstained white linen suit.
For those wanting to get into race shape, Sqwish Sqwash's website provides online training plans, as well as recommendations on where to get fit. Proceeds from each race go toward select charities such as the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.