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 to the CitySolve Urban Race on Saturday, June 2. 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).
On race day, teams of up to four walk, skip, or run through the little-known nooks of Rochester, gathering and solving clues that lead through such famed Flower City neighborhoods as Park Avenue, East End, and Corn Hill, 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 in sunny Miami on Saturday, November 3, where they will sprint their way toward cash prizes totaling $6,500 (the top 25 teams qualify for the race).
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.