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Entry for a Team of Two, Three, or Four to Great Urban Race on Saturday, March 22 (Up to 55% Off)

Celtic Gardens

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In a Nutshell

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 22nd, 2014. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required by 3/21/14. Waves subject to availability. Subject to weather. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver; ages 18 and under must have guardian-signed waiver and have guardian present. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Searching for clues on a scavenger hunt gives you an excuse to see new parts of the city and finally use your film noir phrasebook. Hitch it to film-flam alley with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $66 for entry for a team of two (a $120 value)
  • $90 for entry for a team of three (a $180 value)
  • $108 for entry for a team of four (a $240 value)

Starting at noon on Saturday, March 22, teams follow a course of clues that pepper their cities, competing in mental and physical challenges during a race that benefits St. Jude and awards cash prizes.

Great Urban Race

Great Urban Race sends teams on adventure courses that zigzag through major metro areas. Following the trail left by clues or the scent of other, pot-roast-bearing racers, the 4- to 8-mile trek takes anywhere between one and a half to five hours to complete. Along the way, pairs will be called to complete brawn- or brain-based feats that may include everything from solving cryptograms and riddles to taking tae kwon do lessons. Race organizers invite teams to dress up, and they hand out an award for best costume after teams cross the finish line. Top race finishers take home a cash prize and free entry into the national championship race, which rewards winners with their choice of $10,000 or a lifetime supply of thimbles. All racers take home a T-shirt, munch on post-finish refreshments, and can imbibe a free beer if they’re of age.

Red Frog Events, the organizers of Great Urban Race, encourage participants to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by donating $10 to each participant that registers as a St. Jude Hero. Only teams that raise the suggested $150 will be eligible for special race-day awards, which are given out to the first Heroes team to cross the finish line as well as the team with the highest fundraising total.


95% of 465 customers recommend

  • “Awesome! I wasn't in the best shape but I had an Awesome time! Don't pass up on the turkey legs!”

  • “A little unorganized when lining up to start the race, but other than that it was great!”

  • “Be ready to have fun!”

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    Celtic Gardens

    2300 Louisiana St.

    Houston, Texas 77006

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