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The City Challenge Urban Race is your opportunity to spend the day either as an individual or with a partner competing in a one of a kind urban adventure race. You'll need to think on your feet and use your brain to solve puzzles, riddles and clues from a clue sheet to find 12 destinations. Each race is custom built based on the history, unique features and landmarks of the city!
This amazing race adventure is for amateurs, athletes and everyone in between. These races are great for first timers and rookie runners because you run on your own, and not with a pack. Nobody enjoys traffic jams, so our courses and destinations are designed with fluidity in mind. Whether you choose to run or walk you will never be standing around waiting. You'll get to see corners and a history of the city you probably didn't know existed, and you'll have a blast doing it!
Chosen by Coca Cola as one of the top 10 fun runs in the world! http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/fun-runs-in-the-new-year
Participants will have the option of running the 5K (3.1 Miles) Course, that pretty much anyone can walk, jog or run and complete in a couple hours, or the Half Marathon (13.1 Mile) Course with some different objectives! The courses might be slightly longer or shorter due to the unique geography of each city, but 90% of the time the mileage is right on the dot. We designed the Half Marathon Course for the serious runners out there who may want to do a bit more running than found in the 5K Course.
You are free to use any method at your disposal to solve the clues and find the destinations (EX: smart phone, tablet, phone a friend, ask locals etc.), but you must reach them by foot (no bikes, skateboards, busses, taxis etc.) Think of it as a scavenger hunt. For more detailed info, visit our FAQ here: http://citychallengeurbanrace.com/faq-2 We award medals to first, second and third place finishers from BOTH courses and divisions, and all first place finishers win prizes! Whether you're an athlete or not, if you're looking for a day of active fun...look no further.
If you are competing alone select the "individual" registration, and if you are registering for a team of two select the "team of 2 option". Please note we only need the name of the primary registrant for teams at registration. We'll get your partners name on race day. There will not be on-site registration available the day of this event.
Host location is The San Diego Beer Co. Located at 602 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. Check in and packet pick up starts at 11:00 AM and the race will start promptly at 12:00 PM You will need to bring a camera (digital, phone, Polaroid etc.), ID and a pen or pencil. Everyone gets an event shirt and sponsor provided swag.
Other upcoming City Challenge Urban Race events:
Huntington Beach, CA April 13, 2013
Santa Barbara, CA May 4, 2013
Big Bear Lake, CA June 22, 2013
Boise, ID July 20, 2013
San Diego, CA August 24, 2013
Phoenix, AZ November 10, 2013
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