Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
The Reebok Spartan Sprint. Starts at $79. Have you always wanted to try a Spartan Race? This one is the shortest distance, perfect for athletes of all levels. The three-mile sprint features more than 20 Spartan obstacles designed to test your physical ability. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. July 23 at 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton. Waves take off every 15 minutes. To register, or for more information, visit www.spartan.com. There is a $10 per car, $20 per van, $50 per bus or RV parking fee collected by the venue.
Fatman Scoop. $20. At 8:30 p.m. July 22 at Paradise Stream Resort and July 23 at Cove Haven Resort, check out Isaac Freeman III. Known fo his 2003 hit Be Faithful, Freeman earned his nickname after he appeared as an ice cream in in the Fugees’ music video for Killing Me Softly. His inaugural appearance as a solo artist was with Timbaland & Magoo’s Drop. Freeman’s appearance is part of the Celebrity DJ Series at the adults-only Pocono resorts. To see a list of upcoming performers visitwww.covepoconoresorts.com.
Moonlight Rafting. $100. It’s summer and you have to make the most of your days, even if the days blend into night. Or late night. Rafting in the Dark is a summer adventure sponsored by Pocono Whitewater. Raft under the stars on the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe. Take off at sundown to explore the nightlife under a midsummer moon. Glow sticks provide minimal light. Sharpen your other senses such as sound and motion. A whitewater rafting guide will accompany you to help navigate. After the whitewater adventure, enjoy company around a bonfire. Get warm, toast marshmallows and enjoy some wine and light snacks. The event begins at 7 p.m. July 23 at Pocono Whitewater Adventure, 1519 State route 903, Jim Thorpe. For more info call 1-800-944-8392 or visit poconowhitewater.com.
One Day Battles and Paddles. $67. At 9 a.m., July 23 start an action packed combo of paintball and whitewater rafting at Pocono Whitewater Adventure, 1519 State route 903, Jim Thorpe. Start with morning rafting on the Lehigh River then battle it out at Skirmish’s Castle Nights paintball games at, 211 N. Mechkesville Road, Albrightsville. All necessary equipment is included. Call 1-800-944-8392 or 1-800-754-7647 for more info.