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.
- $19 for entry for a team of up to four in the Family Division into the Great Salem Race on Saturday, August 16 at 10 a.m. (a $35 value)
Teams in the Family Division include at least one participant younger than 12. Teams follow clues in an Amazing Race-style gambol for the top spot. The scavenger hunt begins and ends at the South Courtyard of the Salem Convention Center. Entrants can compete in teams of 2-4 players.
The Great Salem Race
Urban scavengers take to the streets of Salem to solve clues and complete challenges in The Great Salem Race. The third-annual scavenger hunt takes competitors through a 3- to 5-mile course—the length depends on the route competitors take and how efficiently they solve the clues—during which they will discover or re-discover some of Salem's finest sites and businesses. Most teams will complete the course by 1 p.m., after which they can enjoy food and drink specials at the official after-party. Proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Salem, Salem Leadership Foundation and the Inspire Foundation.
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