Outside of a marathon, the best way to test a person’s endurance is to see how long they can listen to a radio play-by-play of a marathon. Take on a real challenge with today’s Groupon to Superhero Scramble obstacle race in Deerfield Beach on November 12, 2011. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get one entry to the Superhero Scramble (a $79 value).
- For $54, you get one female entry to the Superhero Scramble Gamble (a $109 value).
- For $54, you get one male entry to the Superhero Scramble Gamble (a $109 value).
Each entry fee also includes:
* Superhero Scramble racing bib.
* Commemorative T-shirt.
* Finishing medal.
* Post-race beer.
* Temporary tattoo.
* Post-race snack and water.
Superhero Scramble Gamble participants compete on the same course as other contestants for a chance to win prize money. From the gamble entrance fee, $30 goes into a $3,000 pot that is divvied up between the top three male and female winners.
The Superhero Scramble lets costumed contestants trudge through 3.5 miles of mud- and slime-filled terrain and caper over more than 18 obstacles, testing their might while channeling their charitable heroics to benefit Homes for Our Troops and Kids in Distress. An outdoor obstacle course sends racers cavorting across acres of shoe swallowing mud and physical challenges: take a dive into the aqueous unknown on the Leap of Faith, scamper up wooden walls and belly crawl under barbed wire in the Over ‘n’ Under, and power through pools of super slime before triumphantly strutting or teleporting across the finish line. Post-race, racers replace their soiled marathon gear with an event T-shirt, finishing medal, and temporary tattoo while bobbing their weary heads along to live music. Entrants of age enjoy one complimentary beer like a restrained cat burglar in a brewery. Superheroes are encouraged to dust off their colorful capes for the costume competition, awarding prizes for best and worst outfits.
During the Superhero Scramble, racers of all fitness levels tear across arduous terrain littered with body- and mind-challenging obstacles. Participants must wade through mud and, to reach the finish line, persevere through a barrage of Super Slime generously donated by retired Ghostbusters.
Upon completing the race, athletes ride their endorphin high into a party stocked with ice-cold beer. There, they can mingle with other contestants, sway to live music, and see awards doled out to the fastest runners in each age bracket. Male and female Scramble Gamble contestants compete for prizes that can cover the cost of replacing the engines in their sneakers. The benefits of the race extend beyond the Gamble winners, too—the organizers donate a portion of the proceeds to charity.