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.
$25 for One Registration for The Running Dead 5K (a $50 Value)
Racers wear three flags around their belt as they dodge flag-hungry zombies throughout a 3.1-mile course riddled with natural and man-made obstacles. “Survivors”—those who cross the finish line with at least one flag intact—will be eligible to win prizes, while all others will be deemed zombies. Runners can also opt out of the course’s obstacles, but will not be eligible to win prizes.
Participants can choose their race time at registration, and can pick up their registration packet one hour before the first wave. Packets include a race bib, flags, a race medal, and one drink ticket for the post-race Zombie Bash.
The HoHoHo5K Fun Run
Not many people would peg Santa Claus as a runner—his rotund figure doesn’t help his case—but The HoHoHo5K Fun Run seems to prove them wrong. Santa’s fitness prowess is redeemed thanks to a hoard of runners taking to the streets of Council Bluffs in holiday costumes; popular selections include the man in red, as well as Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters. The race takes participants through downtown and past Bayliss Park, which will be aglow with string lights, and past water and hot-chocolate stations. Participants are encouraged to donate a new toy on the day of the race to help local kids have a memorable holiday, and a portion of the race’s proceeds further these efforts.