GO Urban Adventure Race by Kalia

Photo provided by GO Urban Adventure Race

Have you ever been driving, biking, walking, whatever, around DC and noticed a ton of people in matching costumes running all around the city together and thought, “God I wish I was them!”?  Well I have and now I’m going to be, and so can you!  GO Urban’s Adventure Race is coming back to DC, Sat, August 1, 2009 and registration is still available.  You and your best friend or even your best frienemy can sign up, put on matching outfits and hit the streets for a chance to win the $400.00 grand prize!!!!!

So what is this GO Urban Adventure Race you ask?  Well let me tell you!  Personally, I didn’t care, I just knew I was going to do it, but for those of you who are less sheep-like than me, it is a citywide scavenger hunt.  The hunt is comprised of mental (i.e. riddles and such) and physical challenges (3-4 min workout) that each team must complete to finish the race.  According to the website  “each team will be supplied with a total of 12 clues that will each lead to a GOpoint (location), for a total of 12 GOpoints. At each GOpoint each team will have to participate in a mental or physical challenge. The race starts at 12pm (noon) and will last a maximum of 5 hours (till 5pm). Most teams should finish within 3 1/2 -5 hours.”  The clues, and your responses will be supplied to the races via SMS Text messaging, so make sure at least one of you have a good texting plan.  Participants can use web phones as well as carry laptops.  Running and public transportation are allowed but no biking, driving, or rollerblading!  This year, the race starts at Kogan Plaza, George Washington University (2132 H ST NW Washington, D.C.)  Continues after the jump.

After, the race, there are planned festivities for the winners and even the losers are invited to the Lamp Lighting Ceremony will commence at 5pm until 7pm.  During which time there will be food and drink and merriment!  I’m getting excited all over again, you know you are too!

Ok, so if you read this and thought, OMG, I am going to do this even if I have to pay someone to be my friend here is the deal.  The race costs $100.00 for the team (that’s only $50.00 per person –in case you can’t do math or your iphone doesn’t have the app to figure this out for you).  You can register now online or you can pay the day of the race-CASH ONLY and you run the risk of not getting a spot.   Here is the site for registration for the DC race  That’s right, this race takes place in other major cities all over the country.  For a full listing you can visit the main site here

And if my little post here wasn’t enough to entice you, maybe this little tidbit will!  The Prince of Petworth himself will be competing in GO Urban Adventure Race-DC this year!  Here is your chance to meet him and try to put his knowledge of DC to shame.  So get off your asses and get outside, see you all there!!!

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