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San Diegans take to the street for "City Chase"

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - If you ever wanted to be a contestant on "The Amazing Race", City Chase is your competition.

It's an urban adventure series that challenges participants to go outside their comfort zone while discovering the beauty of San Diego.

Contestants are given clues and they have to figure out where they are going to go around the city, but they don't always know what they are doing when they get there.

The more than 300 teams taking part in City Chase had a truly unique experience in San Diego. Participants were told to decode cryptic clues and complete 10 tasks around America's Finest City.

"We knew we were going to get wet, we knew we were going to eat things we wouldn't want to eat," one participant said.

Racers didn't have to eat raw fish, but they had to transfer it from one bucket to another -- with their mouths. The ick factor was soon forgotten when contestants jousted their way to a victory, or just made a splash. And for those with a more artistic flair, there was a lesson in pole dancing.

"Pole dancing was interesting, it was a new experience for me," a participant said.

Tyler Runner and Andy Almonte were the first to cross the finish line at Double Deuce, completing the race in two hours and 48 minutes. Friends since childhood, the two say City Chase is an experience they won't forget.

"I got to smash some grapes and then he got to drink the juice that I made," Runner said.

"Yeah that was not a high in the race for me, drinking your feet," Almonte said.

San Diego is just the second stop in an eight-city tour, and Andy and Tyler will be heading to the nationals in November.

The location of the national competition is under wraps and will be revealed in August.

The next City Chase competition will be held July 17 in Seattle.

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