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.
$42 for Registration, T-shirt, and Beer ($85 Value)
On September 8, 2012, Twisted Trails Off Road Park transforms into a mud-slicked 4-mile racecourse with an optional 7-mile challenge stretch. After conquering the muck and mire, each participant receives an Xtreme T-shirt, an Xtreme medal, and one complimentary beer, water, or soft drink, and can recover to the beats of live music. The race's proceeds benefit the Homes for Our Troops charity, whose staff is building a home for an injured soldier from Lansing, Michigan.
As an added perk, Groupon holders will receive an additional 50% off registration for the race at Fort Custer in Battle Creek Michigan on May 18–19, 2013 upon registration.
Xtreme Muck Ruck
Inspired by extreme sports, the Muck Ruck is a 2-, 4-, or 7-mile race through mud-slicked terrain designed to rouse beginners and the physical elite alike. The filthy obstacles vary based on terrain, but typically include 12–20 natural and manmade challenges that send participants climbing ropes, sloshing through chest-deep muddy water, and bobbing for leeches. Xtreme Muck Ruck stresses safety with each event, as all obstacles are designed to test your endurance and strength while still being fun. Those seeking to further put their bodies to the test can keep splashing and complete all three courses to join the Xtreme Club 247.