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Winter's over, which means it's marathon season...not like weather matters to lunatics who run in Antarctica. We admire any guy who builds up his endurance to peak condition, but you'd be better off hitting the treadmill than competing in these events collected at Dumb As A Blog:
Antarctic Marathon and North Pole Marathon
Sub-zero temperatures, extreme winds and the promise of running on ice floes. If you're truly insane, you can choose the 62.1-mile ultra marathon. To train for these events they recommend running on treadmills in giant industrial freezers. If that's not dumb, we don't know what is.
Marathon du Medoc
With 23 wine stations along the 26-mile route, this marathon in the Bordeaux region of France doesn't skimp on stupidity. There's also a drunken pasta party the night before and foie gras, oysters and cheese to nibble during your run. The first one to finish without gaining 50 pounds wins!
Zombie Obstacle Course Race
It's a 5K you can participate in that involves running away from unemployed actors in cheap makeup. Comes with an "Apocalypse Party," featuring hula hoop competitions and games of musical chairs.