Thursday, September 28, 2006

Urban Dare SF Sat, Oct 7

Next Saturday, October 7, we will be running Urban Dare San Francisco. The race will start in front of the Ferry Building at 11am and check-in starts at 10:15. Look for us in our distinctive light blue shirts.

This year participants must wear their Urban Dare t-shirt throughout the race. We'll get your shirts to you at the check-in. You should have a cell phone and a digital camera. Maps are also handy.

The Urban Dare start is unique. We will ask multiple choice questions and you will move into A, B, C or D areas depending on your answer. Get a few answers correct and you are on your way. This gives us a staggered start, but we'll be through it quickly. Questions will be based on local trivia and you can't use your phones at this stage of the race.

Once you are out of the starting blocks, you will pick up your clue sheets and be on your way. You can call friends as much as you want for help on clues. For the checkpoints that mention a dare, you must check in with the Urban Dare official, accomplish your task, and get your passport stamped before moving on. On checkpoints that mention a photo, you must get a photo with both team members to show you were both there. This is a team race. You must be together throughout the race.

At checkpoints with dares, you must accomplish a task and get your passport stamped to move on to the next checkpoint. Dares range from throwing a bulls-eye, doing a climbing wall, completing a puzzle or eating something(things people like, not bugs)

You may walk, run, or us public transportation (bus, trolley, etc) to get around to checkpoints. You may not use bikes, cabs, cars, scooters, or any other form of transportation.

We expect the winners will finish the race in less than 3 hours and most of you will finish under 4 hours. We are working to provide a fun-filled day for you, while providing some good challenges.

The winners will receive free round trip airfare and 2 nights hotel for the Champions Race on December 9. They will find out their destination, when they report to the airport on December 8
See you at the race.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

San Diego Urban Dare Top Five

When you name your team the San Diego Urban Dare Superstars (SDUDS), you ought to be able to back it up on race day. And that's just what Chris Campin and Paul Kim did on Saturday. They cruised to victory in 1:36:50, the fastest finish of an Urban Dare this year. Congratulations to Chris and Paul, you truly were San Diego Urban Dare Supertstars.

Scott Kessler and Gene Foltyn of team Duck and Cover came in second completing their final dare just ahead of Leilani and Michael Ryan. And a mere 3 seconds separated the 4th and 5th place finishers.

Here are the top five finishers:

1 - 1:36:50 - Chris Campin & Paul Kim - San Diego Urban Dare Superstars
2 - 1:44:34 - Scott Kessler & Gene Foltyn - Duck & Cover
3 - 1:47:48 - Leilani Ryan & Michael Ryan
4 - 1:49:30 - Brad Willoughby & Merrilee Willoughby - Team Trogdor Stikes Again
5 - 1:49:33 - David Schmidt & Eric Nelson - Dave and Eric

Congratulations to all of you who participated. And many thanks.

Next year's Urban Dare San Diego will be on the first day of Fall, September 22.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

16 days until Urban Dare San Diego

In just a couple weeks, we will be running Urban Dare San Diego. The race will begin on the waterfront just south of the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway, the first aircraft to have a jet take off from its deck.

And in 30 days we will begin Urban Dare San Francisco. The start has been changed for this race. We will begin the race at 11am in front of the Ferry Building, near the Embarcadero BART Station. The course will be about 9 miles and knowledge of public transportation will be a key to your strategy.

See you at the races.