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.
- $46 for scavenger-hunt registration for a team of up to six (a $99 value)
Teams take to the streets of Austin on Saturday, July 6, to compete in the Urban Goose Chase. The event challenges adventurous competitors to race the clock to finish as many wacky and daring missions as they can throughout the city. The chase puts a technological twist on the classic scavenger hunt: event organizers send out a series of challenges using the Urban Goose application, available for iPhone or Android mobile devices.
Teams pick their challenges and must use their smartphones to capture photographic evidence of the creative and exciting tasks. Potential missions include stepping into a store window to pose as a mannequin or giving a stranger a koala hug. Points are awarded for the completion of each task, and the team that earns the most points overall wins a $300 prize. Competitors should bring their mobile devices and bedeck themselves in orange—the competition’s signature color—to gain bonus points.
“Can't wait for next year, had a great time!”