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What is Urban Dare?

Urban Dare is the team race that’s part photo hunt, part trivia and part dares. Teams of 2 must solve clues to find checkpoints throughout the city. To move on they must take photos or perform dares to earn passport stamps. Each team must determine their own route to the checkpoints. Most teams will cover about 5 to 7 miles and finish in about 2 to 4 hours. The Urban Dare challenge is to be the first team to cross the finish line after successfully completing checkpoint dares and getting required photos.

 

What are dares?

Dares are challenges that may be physical or mental. You may have to climb a wall, shoot a few baskets, solve a riddle, or eat something (no slimy bugs like on Fear Factor). We expect most people will be capable of completing all of the dares. We want to challenge you, while keeping it fun.

 

What is the course?

There is no set course. We give clues to find checkpoints and each team can determine their own course. The clues are not in a logical order.

 

Do I need a digital camera?

You betcha. At the end of the race you must be able to show you took the required photos. The perfect tool for this race is a phone with built in camera, internet and gps. Any digital camera where you can show your pictures will do. If you don’t have one, you certainly know someone who does.

 

How can I move to checkpoints?

You may walk, run, or use public transportation. No cars, taxis, bikes, rollerskates, etc. are to be used.

 

How long will the race last?

Most teams will finish in 2 to 4 hours. There is a 5 hour time limit.

 

What if I can’t find a checkpoint?

If you can't find a checkpoint, keep looking, ask for help, and look for other teams moving towards a checkpoint. Most clues give you the general location, so move towards it while you figure things out -- you might just stumble upon it. The checkpoint clues are designed to be solved by every team with a minimal amount of trouble. A friend on hand with access to the Internet can help solve most clues quickly.

 

Can I register without a partner?

Yes, you can register alone, but you must have a partner for race day.

 

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