Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
$35 for a Single Entry in The Waterfront Challenge 5K Obstacle-Course Race (Up to $70 Value)
The Waterfront Challenge 5K race takes place Saturday, July 28. The first wave begins at 6 p.m., and the last wave takes off at 9:00 p.m. The very last heat of runners is known as the Glow Race, and participants are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark costumes. The festivities begin at the start of the first race and last until 11 p.m.
The Waterfront Challenge
The starting pistol fires and the runners are off, but they're in for a surprise. Rather than running an easy 5K around gentle bends and smooth pavement, they have to clamber over parked cars, carry hefty tires, and participate in burlap sack races before they even get near the finish line. This is the Waterfront Challenge, an urban race designed to test a runner's mettle, strength, and endurance on a route that runs through Louisville's scenic, 85-acre Waterfront Park along the Ohio River. The excitement extends beyond the unorthodox obstacles with waves that run late into the night—those who take off at 9 p.m. make up the Glow Race, which elevates the fun by illuminating runners with glow sticks, glow-in-the dark costumes, and the runners' own sweat, which is naturally bioluminescent. At the end of the race, runners celebrate their victories on Big Four Lawn where music, cold beer, and food join an awards ceremony for top finishers and best glow-in-the-dark costume.