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.
- $30 for the Zombie Stampede (a $60 value)
Runners line up at 2 p.m. for the The Zombie Stampede, an apocalyptic horror-show set on a rundown farm that pits racers against faux-zombies and obstacles. Each Ragnarok runner gets a flag-football style flag to protect from the encircling hoards of undead.
The race takes place on Saturday, October 26, with waves of up to 200 people taking off at a time. Upon the completion, each racer receives an official Zombie Stampede medal, water, and fruit slices. Though the race doesn't start until 2 p.m., guests can show up as early as 9 a.m. to check their bags and relax at Zombie Village, where drinks and food are available for purchase.
Though many timed races focus on endurance and speed, The Stampede race series emphasizes a different element: fun. During its various 5K runs, participants of all ability levels test their balance and strength by surmounting obstacles and give their minds a workout with puzzles around the city. Designed for all ages with an emphasis on family participations, many of the races have two courses—one for racers aged 6–13 and one for those 14 and older. At the end of the run, runners celebrate victory or bask in personal accomplishments at post-race parties complete with food, drinks, and live music.