If you've ever thought you could rock "The Amazing Race," but are a little camera-shy, we've got an event for you. Actually, make that several events. In the next few weeks, Chicago will be inundated with scavenger hunts and races that'll test your physical and mental prowess, as well as your knowledge of the city. Get your team together and head out to these competitions:
- August 1: The Great Urban Race will send over 1,000 participants (in two-person teams) all over the city for puzzle-solving, physical challenges and more. The top 25 teams will have the opportunity to go on to the national championship and a chance at $10,000. $60/person if you register by Friday; $70/person day of race.
- August 22: City Chase, known as the world's largest urban adventure series (it's been around since 2003) asks two-person teams to complete a variety of challenges (some involving working with competing teams) to earn ChasePoints. The team with the required amount of points that crosses the finish line first will earn a trip to the national championships in Quebec City. $193.50 per team.
- True hunt-junkies will want to keep an eye on Watson Adventures, which organizes events throughout the year in museums and neighborhoods city-wide. Upcoming adventures include "Starring the Loop" Movie Locations (August 1, September 12, October 10), Murder at the Art Museum (August 15 & October 31) and the Field of Screams Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt (September 26). Events run from $19.50-$32.