Whether it's a cousin's wedding, PhD dissertation, or puerile British comedy show, a frenetic chase scene makes everything better—especially if accompanied by equally frenetic saxophone music. Create your own frenzied sequence with today’s deal: for $99, you get one team registration (a $175 value) to the Denver City Chase on June 5, 2010. Teams are composed of two people, at least one of whom must be a U.S. citizen.
City Chase packs a season's worth of Amazing Race into four to six hours of frantic, fun-filled activity. After being handed a sheet of cryptic clues, you and your teammate will run, walk, hop, frolic, parkour, and use public transportation to navigate your way from ChasePoint to ChasePoint scattered throughout the city. Each ChasePoint contains a challenge designed to tax the mind, body, and spirit—demanding every last dram of teamwork, resourcefulness, determination, and quick-wittedness you have. When even that won't suffice, it'll take phone calls to friends and fam, access to the Internet, or the kindness of strangers to persevere. Every year and every city boasts different challenges, but previous trials include chopping raw meat, handling snakes, engaging in swordplay, sparing with a mixed martial artist, pole dancing, playing dodgeball, leaping from vertiginous heights, or diving into freezing water. The first team to complete 10 ChasePoints and cross the finish line wins, and will get to compete in the national championship. Check out the FAQ and rules and regulations to make sure that you're adequately prepared for the completely unexpected. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., with a post-party and awards ceremony from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The first City Chase event took place in Toronto in 2003, and the first U.S. event taking place in Chicago in 2007 to commemorate the time two blues-singing brothers raced through the city to drop off orphanage money to City Hall, despite being pursued by an unusually large number of state troopers, SWAT teams, and country western bands. Since then, City Chase has expanded to 15 countries throughout the world and involved tens of thousands of participants. Today's Groupon is your chance to join those multitudes and experience your city's true reality: the kind that can be only be perceived through reality TV.
This deal is only valid for those who have not yet registered for the 2010 event.