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Entry for One or Two in The Retro Run 5K on Saturday, May 18 (Up to 62% Off)

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Put on your neon spandex and fanny packs for a 3-mile race and retro dance party; includes T-shirt and retro sunglasses

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Promotional value expires May 18, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required; registration ends 5/17/13. $5 fee applies for in-person race-day registration. Must sign waiver. Must be 7 or older; under 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.

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  • $22 for one entry in the Retro Run 5K Race (up to a $55 value)
  • $42 for two entries into the Retro Run 5K Race (up to a $110 value)

Starting at 9 a.m., runners dressed in their favorite ‘60s, ‘70s, or ‘80s outfits take their mark for an untimed race that starts at the Travis County Expo Center. Entry includes a free commemorative T-shirt and sunglasses. After the race, runners can head to a celebratory festival complete with ‘80s music and a costume contest.

The Retro Run 5K

When participants at The Retro Run 5K take their marks, they're more likely to be taken for Cyndi Lauper than a marathon runner. That's because the 3-mile run eschews the put-ons of most modern races: there are no times collected, and those with the best '60s, '70s, or '80s costumes are the ones destined to win the big prize—in the post-race costume competition, anyway. Neon spandex, fanny packs, and fingerless gloves are a hot choice among racers, but even if you're just there in a T-shirt and shorts, the staff will hook you up with a free pair of sunglasses to help you look the part. After the race, runners, walkers, and even pets celebrate with an '80s-themed festival complete with top party music, a costume contest, and pyramid teams reenacting the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    8400 Delwau Ln.

    Austin, TX 78725

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