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 today's Groupon. For $20, you get an entry ticket to the Ultimate Brain Child 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 5 (up to a $40 value).
The Ultimate Brain Child 5K Walk/Run strives to raise community awareness of the perils of brain tumors and aneurysms through a 5K run, which sends a portion of the proceeds to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and the Felicia Douglas Scholarship. After an 8 a.m. registration, the race commences at 9 a.m. Competitors will trot side-by-side with survivors of these health conditions along a 5K trek to the finish line. Each runner receives a complimentary race T-shirt to showcase their charitable spirit or their skin's affinity for cotton hugs. In between cheers for their sprinting comrades, non-running visitors can obtain on-site vital, cholesterol, and blood-pressure checks administered by health professionals or peruse merchant booths advertising health and community services. After the race, participants and spectators are invited to relax during a benefit picnic.
Ultimate Brain Child 5K Walk/Run's entry prices vary depending on the age and health condition of each participant.