Many humans are driven by a desire to test the limits of their potential, which explains the popularity of marathons and races to proofread the Oxford English Dictionary. Unleash your potential with this Groupon.
- $39 for one 5K mud-run entry plus admission to the Arnold Fitness Expo ($84.34 value)
Racers run on Saturday, March 1, in waves that start every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Runners should arrive one hour before their start time to stretch and collect their race packets. More details are listed on the FAQ and event page.
Each race participant will receive a pass to the Arnold Fitness Expo, located about 5 miles from the race location at the sprawling Greater Columbus Convention Center. An exposition of all things athletic sponsored by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won his first body-building contest in Columbus, the expo hosts 700 vendors peddling everything from apparel to supplements to equipment. The pass can be used on Saturday, March 1, or Sunday, March 2.
The Survival Race
The Survival Race’s 5-kilometer track challenges racers to navigate a gauntlet of mud-laden terrain. Staggered waves of up to 300 runners each conquer military-style obstacles, wade through murky water, and slide through muddy trenches before reaching the finish line to celebrate at a shindig awash with delicious eats and smitten swamp monsters. Afterward, a Facebook album aids online nostalgia by showcasing dirt-caked athletes and their marshy feats.