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, August 25. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get registration for one (up to a $65 value)
- For $55, you get registration for two (up to a $130 value)
- For $99, you get registration for four (up to a $260 value)
Held on August 25, the Manhattan leg of the CitySolve Urban Race sets packs of competitors loose through the city on an adult scavenger hunt. The competition begins at noon, and check in runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Teams of up to four walk, skip, or run through the little-known nooks of Manhattan and nearby locales, gathering and solving clues that take participants through neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village and Chelsea. One lucky team will traipse its way to a $300 first prize, and the day's top three teams win free entry into the National Championship on Saturday, November 3, where they'll compete for cash prizes of $6,500.
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.