Teamwork is most effective in pairs, from the vaudeville acts of Laurel and Hardy to the crime-fighting melodies of Batman and Garfunkel. Reap the benefits of a sidekick with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for race entry for two (an $80 value)
- $80 for race entry for four (a $160 value)
The Secrets of Santa Barbara race sends teams of two to four participants racing through historic neighborhoods to solve cryptic clues and brainteasing puzzles for roughly three hours. Teams must register online, and racers can view sample clues here. Races are scheduled for September 28–29 and October 26, with two waves embarking each day.
CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts
Contestants use more brainpower than brawn to master CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts. Taking place up to six times each month, these three-hour adventures combine the brainteasing clues of a scavenger hunt with the timed pressure of a footrace. Events send teams of two or four speeding through the streets of a southern California neighborhood on foot. Participants can explore the diverse architecture of Little Tokyo, steep themselves in history in 200-year-old Old Pasadena, explore oceanfront amusements at Newport beach, visit landmarks in downtown Ventura, and ski down Hollywood’s snowbank-like piles of discarded screenplays. The team that finishes with the most correct answers wins medals and a selection of prizes.