Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get ready for one great big scavenger hunt

Today's blog entry doesn't really have a whole lot to do with running ... but the name of the event I'm about to plug has the word "race" in it, so what the heck, right?

Saturday's Great Urban Race is part scavenger hunt, part wandering party and (from what I've been told) a whole lot of fun.

The basic premise: Teams of two will have to solve 12 clues and complete physical and mental challenges that involve scavenging for random items, deciphering puzzles or completing a physical challenge or game.

According to the rules, participants are permitted to carry and use GPS devices, cellphones and laptops. Use of public transportation is allowed; but taxis or rides from friends are not.

The first 25 teams to complete the race will have the opportunity to compete in the National Championship race in Las Vegas for a chance at the $10,000 prize.

Cost is $50 per person until Friday and $60 per person on race day. The race is open to all; however, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Whisky River in the uptown EpiCentre. Race begins at noon.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.