Racers ages 9+ speed through physical challenges, games & smartphone scavenger hunt for prizes & cardiovascular knowledge
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Teamwork is most effective in pairs, from the vaudeville acts of Laurel and Hardy to the crime-fighting melodies of Batman and Garfunkel. Reap the benefits of a sidekick with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one entry to the HeartChase Urban Race, hosted by the American Heart Association in Madeira (a $50 value). This event takes place on Saturday, November 12, at 1:30 p.m., with a noon check-in.
The American Heart Association unleashes teams of up to five foragers through Madeira during a race composed of physical challenges, minigames, and a smartphone-based scavenger hunt. Wily racers ages 9 and older rush from place to place, earning points for solving puzzles and playing madcap team-based games in the style of Minute to Win It. At each destination, people scan codes with their smartphone or their infrared eyes before hurrying off through the urban landscape and jovially jostling with other teams for first place. Following the race, families and friends dance to disco-inspired beats in celebration of the cause. A free blood-pressure screening and CPR training educates racers on lessening cardiovascular risks by employing simple habits before prizes such as a $250 Visa gift card, a pair of women's Prada sunglasses, and a Mini Cooper weekend vehicle-rental package are awarded. Steaming mugs of coffee, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider keeps hands as warm as a furnace's bed sheets, and hot, fresh pizza rebuilds racers' strength. Each team requires at least one smartphone, and guests are encouraged to don spirit wear and costumes.