What You'll Get
Scavenger hunts help people get to know a city intimately, which may prove valuable when put in charge of hiding celebrity wax figures for the citywide celebrity-wax-figure hunt that takes place each Easter. Prepare for this venerable American tradition with today's Groupon: for $20, you get entry to Cleveland Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, August 28 (a $50 value). The race starts at 2 p.m. at Barley House, but participants can show up from 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. to pick up pre-race packets. Although today's Groupon covers entry for one participant, customers can buy up to 10 Groupons as gifts for teammates.
During Cleveland Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race, teams of two or more individuals run helter-skelter around the city in a frantic race for cash prizes and personal pride, with a first-place award of $300. Not only will participants solve strands of interconnected clues that would test the deductive powers of even the most seasoned children's-book detective, they'll need to plot spatiotemporal stratagems while exploring undiscovered corners of the city. Although being physically fit is a plus, quick wits and wise planning will ultimately determine the winners. Participation in the challenge gets contestants a clue packet, race-number bib, and T-shirt, and fees go toward the prize pool.
After the race is through and winners are determined, all participants are invited to an after-party and awards ceremony, where they can take in drink specials and music while additional prizes, such as best costume, are announced. The Cleveland Challenge website offers a regular FAQ, as well as a Groupon FAQ detailing the intricacies of the race, what to wear the day of, why it's not okay to bring a boa constrictor, and other guidelines.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 1 Groupon required per participant. Subject to availability. Must register online by 8/19/11. Must be 18 or older or be accompanied by teammate over 18. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.