For $45, today's side deal gets you admission for a team of two to the Los Angeles Urban Dare Adventure Race on October 2 at noon (a $90 value). The race kicks off and ends at Red Rock Grill on Sunset Boulevard.
Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts. A dozen trivia-based clues lead contestants to checkpoints all over Los Angeles, where they must use a camera to document their presence and, in some cases, the completion of challenges, such as scaling a wall or shooting hoops. In addition to running and walking, contestants may use public transportation to move from checkpoint to checkpoint, though taxis, cars, and bikes are off-limits. Races generally last less than four hours, and the winning team receives free entry in the Super Dare, a cruise-based take on the Urban Dare concept that features a $5,000 grand prize. Proceeds from the race are used to help battle breast cancer.
Contestants must be 18 or older.
- It was the first time to take the challenge for my wife and me. We finished a respectable 18th (out of 125 teams). The course began at the Ginger Man, and the clues required us to complete 12 tasks at locations that stretched from Pinkberry at West Village in the north to the park across from Dallas Morning News HQ to the south. We covered about eight miles, seven of those on foot. (We were allowed to use public transportation only—no taxis.) We finished in 3 hours flat. The winning couple (second from the right in this photo) finished in 1 hour, 45 minutes. – Jason Heid, FrontBurner