Sunday, October 26, 2008

Urban Dare NY - Top 5 Finishers

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare NY. Forunately the rain held off most of the day.

Congratulations to Harvey Fine and Simon Chang of Oriental Express who finished with a time of 2:09:19. The Bookhouse Boys made use of both bonus opportunities to move up to second place over Lanthy Truong & Radford Lin. All in all, it was a good race.

Here are the top 5 finishers:

2:09:19 - Harvey Fine & Simon Chang - Oriental Express
2:50:48 - Lanthy Truong & Radford Lin
2:52:18 - Phillip Kinnison & Angi Taylor - Boilermakers
3:02:35 - Tiffany Chin & Serge Gershkovich - Victorious Secret

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Urban Dare NY - Sat, Oct 18

Urban Dare New York starts at Noon Saturday, May 10 at Central Park. The precise location will be announced the week of the race. We will begin check-in at 11:00am and will be taking registration up to the start of the race. Look for us in the light blue t-shirts.

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Urban Dare Arlington - Top 5 Finishers

Thank you to everyone who came out for Urban Dare Arlington.

Congratulations to Karen Walsh & Susannah Harris who finished first with a time of2:19:54. Karen learned from her experience in this year's Urban Dare DC and moved well through the checkpoints. Well done!

Zorn Stars and Team Goodwill came into the finish at about the same time, but Kate & Danny Seikaly proved to be faster on their puzzles.

2:19:54 AM - Karen Walsh & Susannah Harris - We Saw Russia Too
2:22:36 AM - Kate Seikaly & Danny Seikaly - Zorn Stars
2:26:20 AM - Katherine Neebe & Nick Cannon - Team Goodwill
2:40:33 AM - Fatimah Mateen & Steve Royster - Off the Record
2:41:11 AM - Krystal Kovalick & Greg Kastner - Drop It Like It's Dowww

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Urban Dare Atlanta

Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday's race.

Congratulations to Michael Beasley and Rustom Maneksha for winning Urban Dare Atlanta.

And a big thank you to Jeff White who ran his first race as race director and creator.