Running a race for charity, like returning a shoplifted cattle prod, benefits both your conscience and your calves. Join the happy herd with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get registration in the March for Miracles 5K run supporting the Starlight Children's Foundation of Colorado (up to a $35 value). The starting gun fires on Saturday, August 13, at 9 a.m. at the United States Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.
Athletes treading pavement along the course of the March for Miracles 5K enjoy serene views while supporting the Starlight Children's Foundation of Colorado in its mission to aid children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The circular course sends runners galloping along paved roads marked by an extended climb, cheerleading shrubbery, and a downhill dash to the finish line. After the race, athletes can replenish their energy with snacks before grabbing a Starlight goodie bag, T-shirt, and scarf stitched from the pelt of the felled finish-line ribbon. The run benefits the Starlight Children's Foundation of Colorado, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of young patients through an array of support systems, in-hospital programs, and informational resources.