$60 for Entry for a Team of Two to Great Urban Race Presented by Red Frog Events on September 8 ($120 Value)

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Adventure races combine speed and clue solving better than a fast-talking detective or a highlight reel from Columbo on Ice. Emulate a speed-skating sleuth with this Groupon.

$60 for Entry for Team of Two ($120 Value)

Starting at noon on Saturday, September 8 at Cavanaugh's River Deck, duos follow a course of 12 clues that pepper downtown Philadelphia, competing in mental and physical challenges during a race that benefits St. Jude and awards a $300 grand prize.

Great Urban Race Presented by Red Frog Events

Great Urban Race sends teams of two or four on adventure courses that zigzag through major metro areas. Following the trail left by 12 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 taekwondo 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 $300 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 $250 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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great race with good challenges! Will definitely sign up again next year :)”

  • “It was much better in Florence but still a good time”

  • “SO MUCH FUN!!!”

In a Nutshell

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams of two to four through downtown Philadelphia to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 8th, 2012. May buy multiple. Online registration required by 5 p.m. on 9/7/12. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Two Groupons allowed to form teams of four by calling Red Frog Events at (773) 687-4595. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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