Before competing in a race, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
- $45 for entry into the Ultimate Mud Warrior vs. Gladiator Dash Ultra Extreme Mud Obstacle Challenge (a $90 value)
While completing the 5K course, challengers belly crawl through mud pits, scurry up ropes, and hurdle over sandbag walls. The race takes place on Saturday, September 28, or Sunday, September 29, with regular heats for adults starting at 9 a.m. both days. After the race, an after party features music from local bands.
Ultimate Gladiator Dash
Five kilometers of mud stands between a pack of runners and the title of Gladiator. The Ultimate Gladiator Dash obstacle course winds through trees and hills before finally completing its loop, but the real challenge lies in the mud pits and numerous other obstacles that block the runners at every turn. Challengers must conquer 9-foot inclines, leap blindly over sandbag walls, climb ropes, and navigate water obstacles, including a 100-foot water slide. After vanquishing the obstacles and reaching the finish line, participants head to the after party for music and beer.