With today's side deal, $60 gets you and a friend entry into the Dallas-based CitySolve Urban Race adventure on Saturday, April 10, at high noon in front of the Winspear Opera House, a $100 value. On race day, teams of two will walk, skip, or run (highly recommended) through the unknown nooks of the city, gathering and solving clues that will lead one lucky team to a $300 prize. The top three teams with the fastest legs and sharpest puzzle-solving skills will also win free entry to the Championship Race in New Orleans on October 30 to compete for the $5,000 grand prize. Best uniforms, top family, top senior, and best tweet will also win a $50 gift certificate.
The race will take you throughout Uptown, Deep Ellum, Farmers Market District, and other top-secret spots to be discovered on race day. Check in between 11:00 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. The competition begins at noon and usually takes about three to five hours to complete. Along the way, teams will solve clues, answer questions, and complete challenges such as building a house of cards, bowling a strike, and finishing the race without letting the spirited competition come between you and your friend, significant other, or sibling.
Having once gone by the moniker High Trek Adventure, CitySolve has received enthusiastic reviews across the nation. The Chicago Children's Fitness Examiner sanctions the adventure, saying:
- In most running races, brawns are more critical than brains. However, in the High Trek Adventure race, you have to have both to top the rest.
Though there aren't web reviews for the Dallas race in particular, Yelpers across California have given High Trek high marks. The race creators get an average of 4.5 stars on the Walnut Creek page and one five-star review in San Diego. Here's what racers say: