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 side deal: for $99, you get one team registration (a $175 value) to the Seattle City Chase on Saturday, July 17, 2010, beginning and ending at Pyramid Alehouse. 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 The Amazing Race into up 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 have included chopping raw meat, handling snakes, engaging in swordplay, sparring 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 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 only be perceived through reality TV.
Your registration is not complete until you forward your Groupon purchase confirmation to SEAGroupon@citychase.com; it is recommended strongly that you register by Saturday, 6/26, but all registrations must be received by Wednesday, 7/14. Be sure to include the nine-digit unique Groupon number. This Groupon is valid for new 2010 participants only.
Participants are too busy running for their lives to write many reviews of City Chase; however, there has been extensive coverage in the national press regarding past City Chase events. Read what Facebookers are saying about this year's Chase here.