Running a race 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.
$40 for The Jungle Cup Solo Race Entry ($80 Value)
Along with entry to the race, registration gifts runners with a timing chip, bib number, Jungle Cup T-shirt, finisher's medal, and a Jungle Brew beer. Check in opens at 7:30 a.m., with the first wave of runners taking off from the starting line at 9 a.m. After that, waves launch every half hour. Challenges for the Baltimore and D.C. race include hurdles, an 8-foot-high fence, a mud pit, and a bamboo log walk over water. View the course map here.
The Jungle Cup
Starting in the mangrove swamps of South Florida as Tarzan’s Cup, The Jungle Cup tests runners’ warrior instincts and brute strength with a bevy of jungle-inspired challenges. Lone wolves, coed pairs, or teams of four take on the 5K course’s rivers of mud and swinging vines with the hope of winning the coveted Jungle Cup—or at least a finisher’s medal. Obstacles vary based on the run’s location, but contestants can rest assured that their endurance will be put to the test through primal trials such as leaping over fire pits, hurling javelins, and swimming through water hazards. After the race, athletes cool down with a frosty beverage at the Jungle Party, which celebrates their victories with fire shows, hula hoop-offs, and costume contests.