Running in the mud is a great way to test your limits and find out how you'd fare in a giant bowl of chili. Challenge yourself with this Groupon.
- $35 for an entry to the Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run ($50 value)
The 5K obstacle-course run takes place May 4, 2014. Runners take off from Terrapin Adventures before winding their way through the woods of Savage, Maryland, conquering climbing walls, tires, webs, and lots of mud. A course-ending foam pit cleans away grime from the day. Following the race, participants head to Ram's Head Tavern, where they will enjoy drinks, food, and prizes.
The race benefits Playworks Maryland, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of local children through physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
Terrapin Adventures never fails to live up to its name—even their swing set gets the stomach fluttering with excitement. To be fair, though, the swing in question is anything but the traditional apparatus you'd find at a city park. It seats three people and starts its trajectory 40 feet above the ground, generating 2Gs of force as it swishes riders back and forth over the landscape. The park's other attractions are equally exhilarating. On the high ropes course, visitors attached to sturdy safety harnesses cross 18 traverses situated between lofty platforms; some must be tackled via a rickety bridge, while others require leaps of faith. The 43-foot high climbing tower offers 10 routes up and down, including a head-first downward climb over the Rainbow Serpent. Otherwise, the 330-foot-long zipline sends visitors gliding through the treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph, fast enough to beat the USA track team's star squirrel.