The opportunity to play outside with large groups of strangers usually ends after fifth-grade graduation. Experience elementary elation with today's Groupon: for $25, you get entry to the Halloween-themed PhilAmazing Race (a $35 value for advance registration or up to $50 after that) on either Saturday, October 30 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) or Sunday, October 31 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
PhilAmazing Race guides teams of two to four players on a spooky, Halloween-themed race through the Center City. You'll be provided with mysterious clues and special challenges you must overcome to reach the next checkpoint, which leads to another checkpoint, which leads to an autographed copy of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography. Over a four-hour period, racers walk, run, or rely on SEPTA to journey through the streets and scare the competition into giving up. Maps, smart phones, GPS devices, and team costumes are all encouraged, and each team must have at least one camera to fulfill the race's photo requirements. Races begin at the Elephant Castle Pub & Restaurant, located at 1800 Market Street.
The Philamazing Race’s BOO-tacular Halloween Race
The Philamazing Race’s BOO-tacular Halloween Race kicks off mere days before Halloween, and shares many hallmarks of CBS’s The Amazing Race. Contestants compete in teams (usually two to four people), and the event hinges on cryptic clues that lead to race checkpoints scattered throughout Philadelphia. Teams race between them on foot or public transit, using their wits, smartphones, and Skypes with the Sphinx to decode their clue packets. At each checkpoint, they tick an item off their scavenger hunt list, by snapping a photo or completing a dare. During the four-hour race, athletes typically cover three to four miles of terrain.
Center City West
1800 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103Get Directions