Scavenger hunts are the best way to get to know a city, just ahead of spending six months living with the mayor in the city sewers. Hit the streets with this Groupon.
- $59 for registration for a team of two to a scavenger-hunt race on Sunday, September 15 (up to a $120 value)
Each team member also receives an event T-shirt. Check-in begins at Ringlers Pub at 11 a.m. All registrants are encouraged to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. to check in and attend a prerace meeting at 11:45 a.m. The race begins at noon.
For more information about the race, including what to bring, click here.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Sierra Adventure Sports
Generally, adulthood forces people to give up childish pleasures, robbing them of the joy associated with playing in puddles, unearthing hidden treasure, and being silly in public. Sierra Adventure Sports wants grownups to regress, if only for a day. In service of that goal, the company organizes a variety of novel races that range from city scavenger hunts for the casual adventurer to creative triathlon courses for the ambitious athlete.
The Mad Mud Run, for instance, challenges participants to sprint and frolic through a dirty and deliciously fun outdoor obstacle course littered with manmade obstructions such as cargo nets, hills of hay bales, monkey bars, and slimy mud pits. Extreme Heat Adventure Races combine equal parts triathlon and scavenger hunt to create a 10–12K journey filled with running, river rafting, and mystery challenges that could pit teams against anything from blindfolded puzzles to wall climbs. Most Sierra Adventure Sports events encourage racers to compete in costumes of all types save for gremlins, which multiply in water and unfairly dominate the timed results.
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