A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock 'n' roll. Plumb the secret depths of Columbus with today's Groupon: for $45, you get admission for a team of two to Urban Dare Columbus Adventure Race, held on Saturday, June 25 at noon (up to a $90 value). The race kicks off at Claddagh Irish Pub on Front Street.
Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts to benefit breast-cancer research and awareness. Combining the fast pace of a track meet with the brain-taxing sleuth work of a luge competition, the race uses a dozen trivia-based clues to lead contestants to checkpoints all over Columbus. Location hunters reach their checkpoints by whatever means necessary, whether it means hopping a bus downtown, flying madly through a network of secret ziplines, or scuba diving in a fountain for bus fare. At the checkpoints, racers must use a camera to document their presence or, in some cases, get their passports stamped after completing a challenge.
Races generally last less than four hours, and the winner will receive $300 and a free entry to the next Super Dare, which has a $5,000 grand prize that will allow the winners to dare each other to invest in a low-risk mutual fund. Proceeds from the race are used to help battle breast cancer.