Thursday, August 14, 2008

Urban Dare Santa Monica - Top 3 Teams

Thank you to everyone who came out to make Urban Dare Santa Monica a great success.

Pictured above are Urban Dare Champions Richard Ward & Peter Kyriacou of the Throckies, and our 3rd place team of Stephanie Pollok and Hannah Levin. Mindi Hertzog and Scott Howard of the Pirates of Santa Monica took second place honors.

Our new champs took third place last year. They told me they were pissed to come into the finish and see some racers already drinking beer. This time they were the ones hoisting a few as the other racers streamed in.

Here is the clue for which I saw widest variety of photos: "This is where someone with a foot fetish, who has lived a very good life, goes when they die." There were a few pictures of shoe stores, a picture of a cemetery, and one team saw on a blog that someone said the Santa Monica steps were heaven for someone with a foot fetish. Most racers came back with a photo of Toe Heaven, conveniently located a block and a half from the finish.

Here are the top 5 finishers of Urban Dare Santa Monica:

1:46:10 AM - Richard Ward & Peter Kyriacou - Throckies
2:15:55 AM - Mindi Hertzog & Scott Howard - The Pirates of Santa Marina
2:24:19 AM - Stephanie Pollok & Hannah Levin - 2Legit2Quit
2:26:39 AM - Myles Nye & Price Peterson - Weak Nights
2:28:35 AM - Rich Hebert & Joel Hebert

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Urban Dare Seattle - Top 5 Finishers

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare Seattle.

Congratulations to John Zobel for defending his title of Urban Dare Seattle Champion. This time he did it with his son Eric. Second place honors went to Matt Hulett & Spicey, and Laura Feinstein & Justin Fallstrom came in 3rd.

Here are the top 5 finishers:

1:51:40 John Zobel & Eric Zobel - Avenging Narwhals
2:05:31 Matt Hulett & Spicey - Big Bucks
1:55:10 Laura Feinstein & Justin Fallstrom - F-Troop
2:29:53 Greg Harrison & James Baird - Big Bear
2:32:39 Susan Parker & Trish Priest - Trish and Sue

Monday, August 04, 2008

Urban Dare Seattle - Saturday, Aug 9

Urban Dare Seattle begins Saturday, August 9 at Noon at J & M Cafe at 201 1st St S. We will begin check-in at 11:30am. We also end at the J & M Cafe.

You must wear your Urban Dare shirts throughout the race, which we will give you at check-in. You should bring a cell phone and a digital camera to show your pictures at the end of the race. A cell phone camera will work. Maps are also handy and you should have someone to call to help look up clues. I also recommend a pen or pencil to take notes.

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

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 about 2 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.

See you at the race.