Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
5K endurance races send participants through manmade obstacles speckled throughout the natural creeks, hills, and brushes of Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. The event includes free beer and cash prizes. Local musicians and DJs lay the afternoons soundtrack as food vendors serve up eats such as turkey legs and german sausages.
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park sprawls over 80 acres of fields and mountains buzzing with a variety of year-round activities, from go-karts and bumper boats to downhill sledding. To pay homage to the homesteads Native American past, Sleepy Hollow's team puts together four 5K races throughout the warmer months of the year, centering each race's theme around one of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. During these meticulously constructed events, Sleepy Hollow will pit runners against manmade obstaclessuch as The Great Wall in the Kosama Warrior Mud Runand natural obstacles, such as the 4-mile creek in the Kosama Warrior Water Run and the Midwest's indigenous dragons in the Aspen Warrior Fire Run.
Being an Iowa-based company, Sleepy Hollow supports more than 300 groups annually, providing funding for causes ranging from local schools to cancer research. The park also serves as the permanent residence of the annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire and Haunted Scream Park.
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