Running a race is a great way to practice running away from an angry grizzly bear or toward a charismatic mountain lion. Keep pace with nature with this Groupon for entry to the CitySolve Urban Race on Saturday, March 31. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get admission for one (up to a $65 value).
- For $55, you get admission for two (up to a $130 value).
- For $99, you get admission for four (up to a $260 value).<p>
On race day, teams of up to three walk, skip, or run through the little-known nooks of Dallas, gathering and solving clues that lead through neighborhoods such as Victory Plaza, Deep Ellum, and Uptown, with one lucky team traipsing its way to a $300 prize. Clues range from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as building a house from cards or identifying ice-cream flavors. The top three teams with the fastest gams and sharpest puzzle-solving skills will also win free entry into the National Championship race on Saturday, November 3, which has cash prizes of $6,500 and will be held in sunny Miami (the top 25 teams qualify for the race). Winners for best costumes, top family (17 and under), and best tweet will also receive prizes. The competition begins at noon, and check-in runs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The race takes between three and five hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited. All competitors receive a CitySolve Urban Race T-shirt.
CitySolve Urban Race
CitySolve Urban Race lets citizens explore their metropolis through a one-day odyssey that tests speed, stamina, and smarts. Teams scamper through their burb as they solve clues ranging from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing physical challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as dodgeball, improv comedy games, or identifying ice-cream flavors. Each day's race also awards winners for best costumes and best tweet. Each urban iditarod takes between two to three hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited.