Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for race entry for one (up to a $55 value)
- $42 for race entry for two (up to a $110 value)
Starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, runners dressed in their favorite ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s outfits take their marks for an untimed race that starts at City Park. Entry includes a free commemorative T-shirt and sunglasses. After the race, runners can get down at an ’80s dance party taking place just past the finish line.
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.