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.
- $69 for entry to The Queen City Stampede for two (a $140 value)
Teams of two line up at 9 a.m. for an urban adventure race that pits racers against challenges and puzzles as they tour Manchester. The race takes place on Saturday, September 21, with up to 200 teams. All proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Family Learning Center.
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.