Monday, March 26, 2007

Jocks in a Box

A few months back when a team signed up as Jocks in a Box, I wondered if they would come as advertised. Sure enough, they did.

Here they are pictured with a Habitat for Humanity House in a Box.

A special thanks to Andrew Bulloch and Brandon Langlinais for bringing costuming into play. It’s part of that special touch Austin puts on everything.

Urban Dare Austin Top Five

Thank you to everyone who made the first ever Urban Dare Austin a big success.

Pictured are Spencier Conklyn of Got Wheels and Kipley Fiebig & Jason Mittman of Vignette 2.

Check out Kip Fiebig's report on the race at It seems that Vignette 1, Vignette 2, and Got Wheels all compete together in adventure racing. 1st, 2nd and 4th place is not bad.

Way to go MasterBabes! You kept them from a sweep, but more importantly, you ran a great race.

I want to give a special thanks to Cathy Setzer for putting together and managing a terrific race.

Here are the top 5 finishers of Urban Dare Austin.

2:29:18 Kipley Fiebig & Jason Mittman – Vignette #2
2:33:18 Spencer Conklyn & Shawn Bostad – Got Wheels
2:34:58 Kristen Muennink & Cindy Present – MasterBabes
2:35:43 Marcy Beard & John Beard – Vignette #1
2:48:10 Jessica Dodge & Krystie Kirchmeyer - Chickens

We may be doing an Urban Dare San Antonio in the fall.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Urban Dare Austin

Urban Dare's 2007 season will finally begin this Saturday in Austin. Pictured is Cathy Setzer, the Race Director and mastermind of the Austin race.

Urban Dare Austin will start on Saturday, March 24 at Noon at Central Park. We’ll begin near the corner of 38th and Guadalupe. There is a parking lot on Guadalupe just north of 38th. We will do check in at 11:30. You may register on race day.

Urban Dare is the race where smarts can beat speed. Teams of 2 solve clues to find checkpoints where they must perform dares.

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 trivia 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. You may not 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. You may walk, run or use public transportation to get to checkpoints.

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).

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.

Check out Urban Dare at

See you at the race.

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Urban Dare Video

Trivia Start Video

For those of you wondering how the Urban Dare Trivia Start works, check out this video from the 2006 Champions Race. You can expect a version of this that is a little less wet.