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First Hunger Runs 5K sets up a gauntlet of obstacles in Angeles National Forest, including archery and a weight toss

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Promotional value expires Jan 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Online registration required 72hrs prior to race day. Must sign waiver. Must be 16 or older for race registration. All ages welcome as spectators. Must be in teams of at least two runners to qualify for prizes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Running a marathon is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$5 for a spectator pass for one (up to an $11.54 value)

  • Access to selected viewing areas along the race
  • Chances to win prizes from various sponsors
  • Complimentary access to the festival grounds<p>

$43 for race registration for one (an $85.39 value)
$85 for race registration for two (a $170.78 value)<p>

  • Official event shirt
  • Racing bib with team number
  • Metal souvenir to signify completion of the race
  • Official event poster
  • Chances to win prizes from various sponsors
  • Complimentary access to the festival grounds<p>

On Saturday, January 12, the first-ever Hunger Runs 5K gets hearts pumping furiously as participants dash through Rowher Flats Trailhead in the Angeles National Forest. In 45-minute intervals starting at 8:30 a.m., each wave of runners vies for glory on a trail with teamwork-encouraging obstacles, which may include archery, spear throwing, tree climbing, and shoe complimenting. Runners must be at least 16 years old and on a team of two or more people. Spectators may be of any age, and children 10 or younger are admitted for free. The last wave starts at 2:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food for the Hungry.<p>

The Hunger Runs 5K

In the unusual parlance of the Hunger Runs 5K, runners are “dedications,” teams are “organizations,” spectators are “assemblies,” and the race is known simply as “the hunt.” The race’s creators, the “huntmakers,” devise a series of obstacles specifically designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, and they set up “challenge centers” demanding expert bow-and-arrow skills, simian climbing abilities, and courage in the face of flaming objects. Organizations that finish fastest or with the most points in their designated wave earn bragging rights, awards, and cheek pinches from their proud grandmothers. Dedications are strongly encouraged to wear fun costumes and comfortable sneakers and to come bearing team spirit and the will to win.

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