The first humans' survival hinged on scavenging, which involved collecting a list of items in order to win a trophy made of leaves and a pint of woolly-mammoth milk. Taste sweet victory with today's Groupon: for $50, you get registration for a team of two to The Amazing MetroQuest (up to a $120 value) presented by the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club on Saturday, October 29 at noon. Participants must register online by October 18.
The Amazing MetroQuest—sponsored by the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club—challenges daring duos with a labyrinth of clues and obstacles spread throughout Dallas's charming thoroughfares. After departing at noon from uptown's The Trophy Room, scavengers solve 10–12 clues that point internal compasses toward various tasks, such as puzzle building, eating challenges, and figuring out the best way to refold a map. During the course of the excursion, participants—armed only with smartphones, GPS systems, and the aid of recruited ground helpers—travel from start to finish via public transportation or on foot without the help of bikes, personal vehicles, or cab drivers' trunks. The swiftest three teams back to the trophy room garner awards'-ceremony honors, with additional prizes for categories such as best costume. To foster a warm sense of humanity, all proceeds from the event will be donated to local and national charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Amazing MetroQuest
Exploring a city can take a lifetime, but it is a brisk, timed challenge during The Amazing MetroQuest, an event designed in the tradition of CBS’s Amazing Race. Guided by their smartphones, duos dart through their metropolis, competing in whimsical challenges and toting packets of 10–12 clues. Each clue translates to a site the team must visit. Officials dole out prizes at the quest’s end, awarding not only the fastest teams, but also the ones with the best costumes to ensure not everyone runs in the same clearance-sale bear suit.
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