Athleticism is more than leaping over a hurdle and drop-kicking a computer after it beats you in chess. Be a good sport with this Groupon.
- $50 for registration for a team of two (up to $100 value)
Teams traverse the city on foot, decoding clues that inform their route and competing in wacky challenges. The race kicks off at Pluckers Wing Bar at noon on Saturday, October 19. Awards for the fastest team and the best costumes are doled out at 4 p.m., and proceeds from the race go to the North Texas Pioneers Rotary. One challenge requires competitors to purchase items that will be donated to Allen Community Outreach, so please be prepared with $6 in cash or a Visa or American Express credit card.
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.