Running long distances requires cardiovascular stamina, leg strength, and the ability to whisk gnats away from one's nose using nothing but an energy bar nibbled into the shape of a fly swatter. Ready your edible gnat smacker with today's Groupon for registration to the first Turning Stone Races, held at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona on Friday, August 19, and Sunday, August 21. Choose from the following options:
• For $18, you get registration in the 5K race on Friday, August 19, at 5 p.m. (up to a $35 value).
• For $25, you get registration in the 10K race on Sunday, August 21, at 8 a.m. (up to a $50 value).
• For $30, you get registration in the half marathon on Sunday, August 21, at 8 a.m. (up to a $60 value).
Although today's Groupon covers registration fees, racers must register via email before the day of the event.
During the Turning Stone Races, runners wind their way through scenic farmlands and rolling hillsides before crossing the finish line at the expansive four-season Turning Stone Resort Casino. Half marathoners will find themselves challenged by gradual inclines as they pass wetlands, woodsy glens, and scenic country homes. Numerous water and aid stations are peppered throughout the courses––hydrating joggers long enough to distract their competitors with bawdy jokes. For those who have laundry to do that day, the 10K and the 5K cut down on the number of strides to the finish line. A Health & Wellness Expo will also fill the resort convention space the weekend of the event, welcoming participants to score deals on running apparel while socializing with their peers and bragging about their resting heart rates.