Outside of a marathon, the best way to test people's endurance is to see how long they can listen to a radio play-by-play of a marathon. Take on a real challenge with this Groupon.
Packet pickup starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012, with waves of racers kicking off every hour starting at 10 a.m. Winners are announced at 5 p.m., allowing guests plenty of time to munch on barbecued eats from Jerrys Backyard BBQ. 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities
A gorge filled with foam, a mountain made of tires, and a system of endless mud riversits not the nightmare of a man hoping to pogo stick across America, but a 5K obstacle course. Participants in The Hillbilly Porkchop Roundup start the day by picking up their swag bag stocked with a racing bib, T-shirt, and chip timer before lining up for an individual or team race. They'll then wind their way through 16 muddy obstacles where the object is not only to garner the best time, but to rescue the largest number of plastic pigs scattered throughout the course. After swinging through the hillbilly high bars and navigating the teetering tire bridge, runners dive into the muddy pig crawl before inadvertently hosing off in streams of a super soaker water canon.
Visitors waiting for their own circuit, or toweling off after a run, can check on the kids in the 1-mile race, or stick around for the awards ceremony that recognizes the fastest team, the team with the most pigs collected, and the team most mysteriously covered in barbecue sauce.
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