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Ever wanted to participate in The Amazing Race, sans the desire to leave the city? Frawgstomp Urban Racing indulges your adventurous inclinations. The roughly 10K competition unleashes teams of two on Center City and guides them with brainteaser clues to the next location. Once at their destination, participants attempt strongman fitness challenges such as flipping tires, burpee blasts and box jumps. The winning team gets a $300 prize and the chance to participate in the July finals in D.C. About 150 to 200 teams typically contend but to participate, registration is required at frawgstomp.com/philadelphia before 8 p.m. Fri., April 9. Grab your most in-shape friend, sibling or spouse now and start warming up with some crosswords and stretching.
Sat. April 10, check-in between 10-11:30 a.m., race at noon, $65 per person, Independence National Historic Park, Arch between Fifth and Sixth streets, frawgstomp.com/philadelphia.