Bravery is one of humankind's most sought-after characteristics, along with wit, humor, and the ability to read a city map without pulling a hamstring. Make your species proud with today's Groupon: for $45, you get admission for a team of two to the Urban Dare Adventure Race, launching at noon on Saturday, November 5 from The Other Bar on Wall Street (up to a $90 value).
Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts. Combining the bustle 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 Orlando. Location hunters reach their checkpoints by whatever means necessary, be it hopping a bus downtown, flying madly through a network of secret zip lines, or scuba diving in a fountain for bus fare. At the mini destinations, racers must use cameras to document their presence, or, in some cases, get their passports stamped after completing challenges.
Races generally last less than four hours, and the winner receives free entry to the next Super Dare, which has a $5,000 grand prize that allows 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.