What is The Great Urban Race?
The Great Urban Race is a wacky urban adventure. Teams of two solve twelve clues, have a wild city adventure and complete fun challenges while discovering the city in a fresh way.
Last Christmas, one of Shane's gifts to me was registering us for this awesome race! This weekend the big day finally came. We headed to San Diego decked out in our 80's gear. Some of the other costumes were pretty dang awesome.
After checking out the clue sheet, Shane and I headed out to get our race on. It's designed to take the average team between 3 to 4 hours. Racers are only allowed to travel on foot or by public transportation - no bikes, taxis, hitch hiking, etc. Needless to say we covered a lot of ground!
We used a map that we snagged from a hotel and Shane's phone to help us make our way around the city. It was up to us to decide which order to complete the clues; the goal is to map them out in a geographically smart way and not have to backtrack. The clues were were fun and sometimes pretty tough to figure out! Having a digital camera is required - we had to return to the finish line with pictures doing certain funny things along the way and at different clue destinations. It was super fun.
I swear I never finish anything without some sort of injury. Check out my blistered toes and bleeding heel!
We finished in the middle of pack, tired and happy. What a sweet memory. We want to do again next year with some friends!
Funny/cool story: Our team name was "Moose on the Loose" and the girl who signed us in instantly exclaimed, "You guys are Mr. and Mrs. Moose, from Wipeout! I love that team!!" We smiled and confirmed that we were, and we thought it was pretty fun to still be recognized for Wipeout. Then at the end of the race we saw the same girl and said goodbye to her as we were walking to the car. She stopped us and said, "So, what inspired you to dress up like Mr. and Mrs. Moose?" Haha! We laughed and told her we were Mr. and Mrs. Moose! She didn't believe us so I pulled up Shane's shirt so we could prove it! The girl freaked out and took a picture with us. She said, "This is like, the best celebrity sighting of my life!" Ha! Pretty fun, eh? We thought it was pretty cool.
Overall, awesome day. Thanks for a radical gift, Shane!