Scholars theorize that monsters reflect their era: Dracula draws on Victorian England’s fear of foreign invasion, whereas zombies draw on our own culture’s biggest fear—having bad skin. Face your fears with this Groupon.
$29 for Entry to a Zombie-Themed Mud Run (Up to $70 Value)
Choose from five registration waves: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. The 5K ZombieLand mud run will take place on Sunday, October 28. After sprinting through a full course of mud-slicked obstacles, runners can unwind with food, drinks, and live music at the postrace party. Each runner will receive a T-shirt, a racing bib, and one drink ticket along with the chance to win medals and cash prizes. Customers must register by October 15 in order to receive a T-shirt at the event, those who register after that will have their T-shirts mailed. Children under the age of 14 can attend for free.
On a trail dotted with military-style obstacles and experiments gone wrong, runners of the ZombieLand 5K compete to prove their endurance and survival skills. Participants register to run as either survivors or zombies during the event. Survivors run with three velcro lifelines at their waists, which they must protect from zombies and confused flag-football players. Those with remaining lifelines will be eligible to win cash prizes, as will the zombie who has collected the most lifelines from the living. Food, drinks, and live music await participants at the finish line during a postrace celebration.